Lyric’s first Spanish-language work to be presented as part of the mainstage opera season, this story about a glamorous diva on a life-changing adventure on the Amazon is suffused by the entrancing allure of magical realism. Florencia Grimaldi, a renowned diva, is engaged to perform at the opera house of Manaus, Brazil. Traveling there by boat, she’s consumed by longing for her long-lost lover, who she hopes will be awaiting her. Florencia and her fellow passengers are all intensely memorable characters, and they’re illuminated by the magnificent, sumptuous romantic music created by a true musical genius — Mexico’s finest opera composer, Daniel Catán.
Diva, Amazonia, Bel Canto
Jordan de Souza - Conductor; Francesca Zambello - Director; Peter J. Davison - Set Designer; Catherine Zuber - Costume Designer; Mark McCullough - Lighting Designer; S. Katy Tucker - Projection Designer; Michael Black - Chorus Master; Eric Sean Fogel - Choreographer CAST: Ana María Martínez - Florencia; Gabriella Reyes - Rosalba; Mario Rojas - Arcadio; Deborah Nansteel - Paula; Levi Hernandez - Alvaro; Ethan Vincent - Riolobo; Raymond Aceto - Captain
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Chicago’s favorite musical holiday celebration returns to Symphony Center! Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and special guests share music of the holiday season in this festive program for the whole family.
From the awe-inspiring “Hallelujah” chorus to the many thrilling and intimate arias, Handel’s landmark oratorio is an unmissable CSO holiday tradition. Nicholas McGegan, “one of the finest Baroque conductors of his generation” (The Independent), leads a glorious reunion of the assembled forces of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.
Experience the staggering power and razor-sharp precision of the legendary brass section of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a program of traditional favorites and symphonic masterworks arranged for brass ensemble.
Intrepid superstar and CSO Artist-in-Residence Hilary Hahn returns to perform Dvořák’s Violin Concerto, a work laced with the vibrant colors and dance rhythms of the composer’s native Bohemia, which was given its U.S. premiere by the Orchestra in 1891. Andrés Orozco-Estrada leads a world premiere by Gabriela Lena Frank, named by the Washington Post as one of the 35 most significant female composers in history, and Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, a work that embodies the struggle of triumph over adversity. Program: Frank - Haillí-Serenata [World Premiere, CSO Commission] Dvořák - Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 5
“The world’s reigning male chorus” (The New Yorker) returns for an intimate a cappella performance of cherished Christmas favorites in the stunning Gothic Revival setting of the Fourth Presbyterian Church.
The Civic Orchestra of Chicago brings performances of J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos to communities across Chicago as part of the seventh annual Bach Marathon on December 6. Principal Conductor Ken-David Masur joins the Civic for the event’s culminating moment in a finale concert at Fourth Presbyterian Church.