Les Troyens — Hector Berlioz (Rebroadcast)

August 4, 2018, 12:00 pm

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11/9/16 1:42:41 PM Lyric Opera of Chicago Les Troyens Dress Rehearsal Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis Director: Tim Albery Cassandra: Christine Goerke Dido: Susan Graham Aeneas: Brandon Jovanovich Chorebus: Lucas Meachem © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2016

The drama of the Trojan War, replete with heroes and tragedy, has captivated audiences from literature to film, and nowhere does it come to life more vividly than in French opera’s most astounding work, Les Troyens. Grand and glorious in its musical and dramatic breadth, this operatic retelling of Virgil’s Aeneid is rarely performed because of its enormous scale. Experience the tidal wave of sound from Lyric’s massive chorus and orchestra and the exciting ballet as this theatrical tour de force unfolds with a powerhouse cast.

Conductor— Sir Andrew Davis; Director— Tim Albery; Cassandre— Christine Goerke; Didon — Susan Graham; Énée— Brandon Jovanovich; Chorèbe— Lucas Meachem; Narbal— Christian Van Horn; Anna— Okka von der Damerau.