Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents Legendary Violinist Itzhak Perlman, 4/4
Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman makes his first-ever appearance on the stage of Chicago's Civic Opera House on Sunday, April 6 at 2 pm. He will be accompanied by pianist and frequent collaborator Rohan De Silva in a program of Beethoven, Richard Strauss, and Debussy, with additional works to be announced from the stage. Video screens will provide up-close viewing for every seat in the opera house.
Perlman, who made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1963, appeared in Chicago only a few years later. "It was possible to imagine that Itzhak Perlman was born with a violin protruding from his left clavicle and never had to learn to play it," wrote theChicago Daily News of his Chicago debut.
Since then Perlman has made numerous Chicago appearances, both at Symphony Center and at Ravinia, but he has never before performed at the Civic Opera House. "To me it seems absolutely fitting that we present the reigning violin virtuoso of our time on the stage that has been graced by all the legendary operatic performers," says Lyric's general director Anthony Freud. "Itzhak's recital here is indeed a historic event, and that is to say the very least!"