April 14, 20, 22 ,25, 2012
THE PEOPLE’S OPERA!
Chicago Opera Theater brings its own unique twist to Shostakovich’s musical satire that takes a political poke at the Soviet Union’s chronic housing shortages. Renowned Shostakovich scholar Gerard McBurney produced a musical score that captures this operetta’s lighter mood. The mix of memorable songs and spectacles creates a hilarious new production that marks the 21st Chicago premiere since Brian Dickie’s arrival in 1999.
Sung in English with English supertitles.