In April, the Lyric Opera House will be the home of the Chicago premiere of John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid.
Closing Joffrey Ballet‘s 67th season are the long awaited performances of Hamburg Ballet‘s Artistic Director’s production of this ballet inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen’s fable. Originally created for the Royal Danish Ballet to celebrate the author’s 200th birthday, The Little Mermaid will run in Chicago from April 19-30, 2023.
The Little Mermaid features an original score by Lera Auerbach and live music performed by the Lyric Opera Orchestra, conducted by Scott Speck, Music Director of The Joffrey Ballet.
A gripping tableau of shadows and colors, Neumeier’s world-renowned production of Hans Christian Andersen’s 1837 fairytale follows the tormented mermaid heroine on a journey between the divergent worlds of land and sea—one utterly complex, the other magnificently serene. With sets and costumes of the grandest scale, this fantastical love story will mark the largest production ever mounted by The Joffrey Ballet.
- Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30PM
- Friday, April 21 at 7:30PM
- Saturday, April 22 at 2:00PM and 7:30 PM
- Sunday, April 23 at 2:00 PM
- Thursday, April 27 at 7:30PM
- Friday, April 28 at 7:30P
- Saturday, April 29 at 2:00PM and 7:30PM
- Sunday, April 30 at 2:00PM.
Featured Photo of John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid. Photo by Kiran West.
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