May 8, 2017 paperlesslion

Cyrano is skilled in both sword and pen but his enormous nose leaves him a swashbuckling lonely heart. Despite his devotion to Roxane—or because of it—Cyrano guides a handsome rival to win her love. From the balcony scene to the battlefield to the convent, the spiritual triumphs over the corporeal and Cyrano, like Don Quixote and Don Juan, lives among the world’s enduring literary figures.

This composition is the masterwork of Michigan Opera Theatre Founder and Artistic Director David DiChiera.

Performances of Cyrano are May 13-21 at the magnificent Detroit Opera House.

Chris Felcyn discussed Cyrano with Dr. David DiChiera and friends:

Explore Dr. David DiChiera’s romantic opera, “Cyrano,” which opens 5/13/17 at The Detroit Opera House.  In the first hour, conductor Steven Mercurio explores the music and story of the opera.  In Hour Two, enjoy a conversation with, and a tribute to, Michigan Opera Theater Founder Dr. David DiChiera with excerpts from his compositions and comments from his MOT family of friends.

Click here to listen to MOT Unmased on-demand.