CHICAGO (CBS) — The Lyric stage has seen Aida, Lohengrin and Faust.
And now comes a Mariachi Opera, premiering April 7.READ MORE: Northbound Lanes Reopen On I-65 In Jasper County After Crash Involving Semi Truck
Lyric director Anthony Freud acknowledges it will be different from the European orchestras familiar to most opera goers.
He says the classic mariachi is made up of six violins, three trumpets on one each of three types of guitars.READ MORE: Moderna Says Third COVID Vaccine Booster Shot ‘Likely To Be Necessary’ This Fall Due To Delta Variant
But Freud says the effect is the same: the full spectrum of human emotions in word and song.
The mariachi opera will be a world first, when the Lyric presents Cruzar La Cara de la Luna–To Cross The Face Of the Moon on April 7 at the Civic Opera House.MORE NEWS: Boy, 15, Charged In Hyde Park Carjacking, Chinatown Armed Robbery
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