Lyric Opera of Chicago: The Factotum
February 8 @ 7:00 pm
One event on February 5, 2023 at 2:00 pm
One event on February 8, 2023 at 7:00 pm
One event on February 10, 2023 at 7:00 pm
One event on February 12, 2023 at 2:00 pm
By Will Liverman , DJ King Rico & Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj
Grammy-nominated baritone Will Liverman, a Ryan Opera Center alumnus, is rapidly rising to national prominence and recently triumphed at the Metropolitan Opera. Now he joins dynamic producer/DJ/multi-instrumentalist DJ King Rico in creating a new work inspired by Rossini’s The Barber of Seville that has grown into a joyful, original piece all its own, commissioned by Lyric.
Updating the action to a Black barbershop on Chicago’s South Side, this gifted duo has created an irresistibly upbeat work that celebrates the strength of community. The Factotum blends diverse musical styles with boundless imagination to create a soul opera, moving from gospel and funk to rap, hip-hop, classic barbershop quartet, and R&B. Those styles connect brilliantly with classical singing in a very human comedy that redefines everything that opera can be.
Audio-described and ASL-interpreted performance on February 5th.
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** Please note that this production will be performed at the Harris Theater.**