Don’t Miss Gounod’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at the Lyric Opera

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Complete with star-crossed lovers and swashbuckling sword fights, The Lyric Opera of Chicago’s “Romeo and Juliet,” running now through March 19, has something for everyone.

The ultra-romantic, timeless love story by Shakespeare bursts with new life in this grand production, and the lush orchestration will have Charles Gounod’s gorgeous melodies soaring straight to your heart.

Prepare yourself for love and loss, rage and revenge,  all scored magnificently. With the Lyric’s stellar ensemble, the fate of the world’s favorite young lovers is sure to intoxicate and excite.

This production is part of Chicago’s Shakespeare 400, a festival featuring 850 events on stages and in museums, restaurants, parks, schools, and neighborhoods across Chicago. Commemorating the 400 years since Shakespeare’s death in 1616, Shakespeare 400 brings together the city’s resident, world-class institutions across disciplines and welcomes leading artists from around the globe to celebrate, interpret and reimagine his work.

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Written By Amber Holst

Amber Holst is Vice President & Editorial Director at Concierge Preferred. A native Chicagoan, she’ll happily bend your ear about why Top Notch burgers are a must (as is an Original Rainbow Cone) and can often be found procuring milk candy in Chinatown after dim sum with her partner in crime or rooting on her beloved Green Bay Packers (yes, that’s right) at Will’s Northwoods Inn. Lover of cured meats, prosecco, and good old fashioned “slashies” she considers herself fortunate to be able to promote her hometown for a living. Fun fact? She can play the accordion.

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