Lyric Opera of Chicago
A beautifully detailed staging, complete with stunning special effects, brings a rare and exotic story to life. Soprano Nino Machaidze, one of LA Opera’s favorite leading ladies, returns as a veiled priestess with a hidden past, pursued by two lifelong friends and romantic rivals. The complicated triangle pushes forbidden love into a final struggle for life and death, until a nearly forgotten secret saves the day.
The ravishing score, an early treasure by the composer of Carmen, features a rapturous duet for the two rivals that has become one of opera’s all-time greatest hits.
Conductor (Oct 7-22) Plácido Domingo
Conductor (Oct 25-28) Grant Gershon
Director Penny Woolcock*
Scenery Dick Bird*
Costume Designer Kevin Pollard
Lighting Jen Schriever*
Projections 59 Productions*
Movement Director Andrew Dawson*