Chicago Opera Theater: Orpheus & Euridice
Event Info: (312) 746-5490 chicagoparkdistrict.com
Orpheus and Eurydice are enjoying an unexpected spike in popularity. The tragic lovers are posing in stone on the cover of the new Arcade Fire album, Reflektor, which features songs about god of music and his muse. Now, the two are hitting the pool. Chicago Opera Theater stages Ricky Ian Gordon's take on the myth in the Eckhart Park natatorium, with the lap pool standing in for the River Styx. Todd Palmer, clarinet, floats in a boat, playing his licorice stick, as the titular romantic. Soprano Valeria Vinzant is the beauty worth traveling to hell for. The Metropolis String Quartet chips in for the minimalist opera with songs and poems by Gordon. This rather unique experience is free, with tickets distributed on a first come, first serve basis at 6pm.