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Experience Christoph Willibald Gluck’s enduringly popular opera based on the famous Greek myth. “Orphée et Eurydice from Lyric Opera of Chicago” premieres Friday, January 18 at 9|8c on PBS. The full episode will be available to stream online and on PBS apps the following day.

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The most enduringly popular opera by German composer Christoph Willibald Gluck, Orphée et Eurydicerecounts the famous myth of Orpheus, the legendary Greek musician and poet who is grief-stricken over the untimely death of his wife, Eurydice.

Staged by acclaimed director-choreographer John Neumeier and produced in collaboration with The Joffrey Ballet, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s new co-production with Los Angeles Opera and Staatsoper Hamburg seamlessly melds opera and dance. Lyric’s production stars Tenor Dmitry Korchak as Orphée with Sopranos Andriana Chuchman as Eurydice and Lauren Snouffer as Amour.