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Sunday Opera: "Les Troyens" from Lyric Opera of Chicago

Detail of "The Trojan Horse" by Henri Paul Motte

Sunday, June 11 at 3:00 pm:  This week's Sunday Opera will feature the Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of Hector Berlioz's epic "Les Troyens."   This grand opera is based on Virgil's "Aeneid," and the libretto begins with the Trojan Horse and the fall of Troy and continues through to Dido's death and the impending destruction of Carthage.  

The cast includes Christine Goerke as Cassandre, Susan Graham as Didon (Dido), Brandon Jovanovich as Enee, Lucas Meachem as Chorebe, Christian VAn Horn as Narbal, and Okka von der Damerau as Anna. Sir Andrew Davis is conducting the Lyric Opera of Chicago Chorus and Orchestra.  

Michael is program host and host of the WWFM Sunday Opera, Sundays at 3 pm, and co-host of The Dress Circle, Sundays at 7 pm.