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Great things could result from that artistic partnership, as Neumeier’s wondrous reimagining of Gluck’s three-act suggested.
Gluck, who sought a perfect union of music, poetry and dance in his history-making opera, surely would have applauded the seamless fusion of elements Neumeier achieves in contemporary theatrical terms, in a production Lyric is sharing with LA Opera and Germany’s Hamburg Ballet, where Neumeier has served as director and principal choreographer since 1973.
An even earlier masterpiece derived from the classic Greek myth, Claudio Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo” (1607), will be performed under John Eliot Gardiner’s direction Oct. The concert performance will launch a downtown Chicago stop by his Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists on their “Monteverdi 450” world tour of the Venetian master’s three extant operas.
Avagyan’s fiancée confirmed the news of Lilit being preggy back in October 2012 saying the couple was “pretty excited” The 5′ 6″ knock out speaks English, Russian and Armenian.
Neumeier is telling us things about the terrible desolation we feel at the pit of our souls after losing someone we cherish, what it means to mourn and the heroic lengths some would go to retrieve at least a memory of the deceased.
The dearth of tenors capable of doing justice to the murderously high tessitura of Orphee, a role written for high French tenor helps to explain why the Paris version of Gluck’s masterpiece is seldom performed.Korchak is taking his place as perhaps the leading contemporary exponent of the demanding title part.On Saturday the Russian artist sang in the original keys – that is, without evident transpositions – and his bright, reedy tenor sailed sweetly and without strain over Bicket’s chamber orchestra, which was playing at modern pitch.His unobtrusive stage direction and coolly contemporary set, costume and lighting designs are inseparable from his fluid choreography and Gluck’s sublime music as realized by a strong cast – Russian tenor Dmitry Korchak, scoring a triumphant Lyric debut as Orphee; Canadian soprano Andriana Chuchman as a most winning Eurydice; and American soprano Lauren Snouffer as a delectable Amour.Completing the success is the distinguished orchestral playing and choral singing the respected period stylist conductor Harry Bicket drew from Lyric’s ever-dependable orchestra and chorus.