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“Orphée et Eurydice”

The German composer Christoph Willibald Gluck’s operatic adaptation of the myth of Orpheus was scored to an Italian libretto and titled Orfeo ed Euridice when it premiered in Vienna in 1762. Twelve years later, Gluck modified the work for Paris audiences, in part by adopting a French libretto and incorporating more ballet sequences. Lyric Opera of Chicago presents this latter version, Orphée et Eurydice, in its first-ever collaboration with The Joffrey Ballet. The production was choreographed and designed by American dance luminary John Neumeier, who also directs. With Dmitry Korchak and Andriana Chuchman in the title roles.