March 06, 2019

An Intensely Moving Journey to Opening Night: ORPHÉE ET EURYDICE

In less than two months, Lyric’s 63rd season will begin with a perilous journey to reclaim love – a journey that has a blessedly happy ending.

Here is John Neumeier to share the story with you. The legendary dancer and choreographer, a native of Milwaukee who has lived and worked in Germany for decades, plays five key roles in Lyric’s new production: director, choreographer, scenic designer, costume designer, and lighting designer.

Before we enter the world that Neumeier has created for three outstanding artists plus the combined forces of the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus and The Joffrey Ballet…listen to him tell the story of Orphée et Eurydice. With true love, transformative miracles are possible.

New Lyric coproduction of Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice generously made possible by

Margot and Josef Lakonishok

Anonymous Donor


The Anne and Burt Kaplan Fund

Bill and Orli Staley Foundation

Liz Stiffel

A coproduction of Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, and Staatsoper Hamburg.

 Photo: Kiran West/Hamburg Ballet