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Lyric Opera presents Der Rosenkavalier

  • Civic Opera House 20 N. Wacker Dr. Chicago, IL 60606 (map)

by Richard Strauss

In German with projected English titles 

It's exactly what you want a Strauss opera to be — deliciously extravagant!

Can the elegantly alluring Marschallin find lasting happiness with her lover Octavian, who's half her age? Does the hot-blooded Baron really think his exalted position guarantees that young Sophie will be his wife? All bets are off when Sophie receives an engagement rose from the Baron — delivered by the devastatingly handsome Octavian. Love, sex, fidelity, and aging are delicately explored in a masterwork that artfully blends laugh-out-loud humor with insightful poignancy. 

Der Rosenkavalier is a grand event with more than 100 musicians, famous waltzes, and ravishing performances in store from Alice Coote, and Amanda Majeski — glorious singing actresses who have each triumphed at Lyric and internationally. And treat yourself to two eagerly awaited Lyric debuts: celebrated British bass Matthew Rose and silver-voiced German soprano Christina Landshamer. 

Earlier Event: March 12
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Later Event: March 13
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