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Subtitled "The School for Lovers," this beloved Mozart comedy is a probing look into romantic relationships. It starts out with a cynical philosopher's bet that two beautiful young women can't remain faithful to their fiancés for 24 hours. As the intrigue deepens, the young women's affections — and those of the young men — move into a new place that's risky and scary. The couples' feelings reveal themselves through the sheer genius of Mozart and his brilliant librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte. Così fan tutte is the epitome of sophisticated, thought-provoking entertainment.
Who doesn't long to be young again? It happens for the aging philosopher Faust — he sells his soul to the devil and, in exchange, is transformed into a dashing young man. He falls in love with the innocent Marguerite, with disastrous consequences. Charles Gounod's masterpiece has been one of the world's most popular operas for more than 150 years. You'll know why when you hear the score, which simply bursts with memorable music. Marguerite's Jewel Song, the Soldiers' Chorus, the spectacular final trio — these and much more make Faust a sublime experience for young and old alike.
Lyric Opera is proud to present the Chicago premiere of this work, whose 2016 world premiere was praised as "a near-perfect example of fast-flowing musical drama" by the New York Times. At the height of the McCarthy era in Washington, D.C., Timothy Laughlin is eager to join the crusade against communism. A chance encounter with a handsome State Department official leads to Tim's first job — and his first relationship with a man. Drawn into a maelstrom of deceit, Tim struggles to reconcile his political convictions and his forbidden love: an entanglement that will end in a stunning act of betrayal.
Of all opera composers, none glorified the human voice more than Vincenzo Bellini. His final opera was I Puritani, in which a soprano, tenor, baritone, and bass can truly revel in some of the most thrilling vocal music ever written. Opera companies produce this work only when they can cast fabulous singers with masterful techniques and superb style. Bellini places them within a sweeping historical drama in 17th-century England, in which a passionate young couple find themselves caught up in a conflict between opposing political factions.
Lyric is proud to present world-renowned tenor Piotr Beczała, one of the most sought-after artists of our time, in an intimate recital of opera and song at the Lyric Opera House.
Following his overwhelming Lyric success in both his debut in the title role in Faust and as Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, this is a thrilling opportunity to bask in the sound of a voice that has been praised as "elegant and impassioned" by the New York Times. He's a frequent leading man at international opera houses from New York to Vienna — but there's only one place to see him in Chicago this season!