Saturday, Feb. 15, 2:00 p.m., Small Meeting Room, Main Library
You may know Dvořák's rousing "New World Symphony"—but here he's at his romantic best as dark swirling under-currents blend seamlessly with entrancing folk melodies. A witch grants a water nymph mortality so she can marry the prince she adores. But if he's unfaithful, their souls are damned for eternity. And damned they are in the darkly sensual fairytale.
This lecture is led by Chicago Lyric Opera's Karen Jared.