Rameau's one act opera Pygmalion (1748) is an audacious riff on the tale of artist who falls in love with their art. Based on the play by Ovid, which inspired George Bernard Shore's play which in turn inspired 'My Fair Lady', Pygmalion is baroque opera at its most irreverent and fun. Pygmalion is a sculptor cursed to fall in love with his creation but ‘love’ brings the statue to life, and everyone dances.
Rameau brings this story to life with music of great originality and excitement in a work that is equal parts opera and ballet. Lyric brings the opera to the stage with an exceptional creative team with direction by James Cutler, choreography by Georgia Taylor, design by Rob Sowinski with music direction by Pat Miller. Performances at Lyric’s home at Chapel off Chapel will include both early and late shows so Pygmalioncan be the perfect entrée or nightcap to your evening out.