Lyric Opera of Chicago is running seven performances of The Magic Flute, Mozart's final opera, on Nov. 3-27.
There will be performances at 7 p.m. on Nov. 3; matinees on Nov. 7, 11, 14 and 17, all at 2 p.m.; and shows on the evenings of Nov. 19 and 27, at 7 and 7:30 p.m., respectively.
According to a press release, "Lyric Opera of Chicago presents a sumptuously bold, new-to-Chicago production that pays homage to the 1920's silent movies and German expressionism, while remaining faithful to the magic the opera's title promises."
Ying Fang stars as the heroine Pamina, a role she has performed to great acclaim at the Met and in Zurich. She made her Lyric debut as another Mozartian ingenue, Zerlina, in 2019-20's Don Giovanni. Brenton Ryan, who appeared at Lyric as the Fool in the 2015/16 production of Berg's Wozzeck, returns in the key role of Monostatos.
The production is two hours and 40 minutes, with one intermission.
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