King Roger
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E. Randolph
Chicago, IL 60601
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E. Randolph
Chicago, IL 60601
Opera
Runs Nov 18Nov 20, 2022

You might like this if…

  • You enjoy epic film scores
  • You love exploring what religion means to you and to our society
  • The symphony is your jam, especially large scale symphonic works by Eastern European composers
  • You’re into mysticism and meditation

or

  • You want to change the world and are fascinated by leaders of social movements

The Story
When Queen Roxana begs King Roger to pardon the lowly shepherd accused of preaching a philosophy of pleasure it leads the mighty King to fight his inner turmoil. Torn between societal expectations and the provocative ideas of the new stranger, King Roger must decide his path forward.

The ~Vibe~
Mysticism, romance, seduction, interconnectedness

In Polish with English subtitles

Creative Team
Composer: Karol Szymanowski
Librettist: Karol Szymanowski & Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz
Conductor: Lidiya Yankovskaya
Director: Dylan Evans

Cast
King Roger: Mariusz Godlewski
Queen Roxana: Iwona Sobotka
Shepherd: Tyrone Chambers II
Archiereios: Paul Chwe MinChul An
Edrisi: David Cangelosi
Deaconess: Alissa Anderson

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