Donna Anna at the Lyric Opera Chicago
At times called the “perfect opera,” Mozart’s dark comedy Don Giovanni comes to the Lyric Opera in Chicago for an extensive run. And in her stunning grasp of character and clear, commanding voice, soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen comes to Chicago in her signature role of Donna Anna. Joined by a distinguished cast, under the baton of James Gaffigan, and directed by Robert Falls, Willis-Sørensen provides us with a strong female presence. Like a steel beam jutting from a cotton field, Willis-Sorensen’s Donna Anna does not demure, but convinces us with every note that she is in control. The youtube video of her singing Donna Anna’s aria Or sai chi l’onore at the Royal Opera House reached a record 54 thousand views, and her interpretation of the role has been hailed as “a truly powerful interpretation.” November 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 30 and December 3, 5, 8.