Lyric Theatre is committed to fostering creativity in our students and community by the production of new and never-performed works in various stages of development. We are very excited to share six new works with our audiences: three by established composers and three by School of Music composition students Victor Rangel, Caleb Liddell, and Jiwon Hahn.
Venetian Cycle, songs from the medieval Jewish ghetto, by Ilya Demutsky with poetry by Olga Maslova
Candinho, a children’s opera by João Ripper about the boyhood of the great Brazilian artist Candido Portinari
Rusalka, the popular tale of mermaids set by Ukrainian composer Mikhail Leontovych
The Sentinel, set in a post-apocalyptic US Capitol building, with words and music by Caleb Liddell
A Painful Case, based on the short story by James Joyce, with music by Victor Rangel and libretto by Kathleen McGowan
The Sneeze, based on “The Death of the Government Clerk” by Anton Chekhov, with music by Jiwon Hahn and words by Jolie O’Dell
This is a collaboration with Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies, Russian Eurasian East European Center, the Illinois Modern Ensemble, and the Central Illinois Youth Chorus.
A conversation with the creative teams will be held 6:30-7:00 before the performances in the Tryon Festival Theatre.
A reception will be held in the Tryon Lobby during intermission.