Performance Details

  • When October 12-22, 2023
  • Where Lyric Opera House
  • Choreography Liam Scarlett
  • music Lowell Liebermann
  • Runtime 2 Hours 42 Minutes

The critically acclaimed adaptation of Mary Shelley’s gothic masterpiece, 'Frankenstein', is a visceral, profoundly emotional tale of life, death, love, and identity. Set to Liebermann’s original sweeping score and immersed within the stunning stage design by world-renowned artist John Macfarlane, this must-see Chicago premiere is one of the most innovative works of ballet today. 'Frankenstein' takes the audience on a captivating journey through scientist Victor Frankenstein’s ambitious plan to animate a patchwork of lifeless body parts, setting in motion a detrimental chain of fateful events. Scarlett’s 19th century and dawn of modern science production retains the essential nature of Shelley’s novel while transforming previous notions of horror into an allegory of the human condition.

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Meet the Creative Team

Choreographer Liam Scarlett

Born in Ipswich, he trained at the Linda Shipton School of Dancing and then The Royal Ballet School before graduating to The Royal Ballet in 2005. He was promoted to First Artist in 2008. In 2012 he retired from dancing and was appointed Artist in Residence with The Royal Ballet.

Composer Lowell Liebermann

Lowell Liebermann is one of America’s most frequently performed and recorded composers. Orchestras worldwide have played Liebermann's works, as have distinguished artists including Steven Isserlis, Garrick Ohlsson, Susan Graham, Charles Dutoit, James Levine, Msistislav Rostropovich and many others.



Producing Sponsor

  • Margot and Josef Lakonishok

Presenting Sponsor

  • Anne L. Kaplan

Production Sponsor

  • Mary Jo and Doug Basler

Costume Sponsor

  • Jane Ellen Murray Foundation