Renée Fleming performs alongside an array of vocal talent with deep ties to Chicago, paying tribute to the city’s rich musical traditions and its wide-reaching influence across genres. This extraordinary evening of vocal artistry will include top singers in blues, jazz, rock, folk, hip-hop, gospel, and classical music. The evening will feature performances and musical collaborations by Shemekia Copeland, Matthew Polenzani, John Prine, The Handsome Family, and more artists still to be announced! Music director for the gala concert is five-time Jeff award winner Doug Peck.
Civic Opera House
The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Günther Groissböck as Baron Ochs. Music Director James Levine conducts the sparklingly perfect score.
The Metropolitan Opera
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