The Little Mermaid
- When April 19–30, 2023
- Where Lyric Opera House
- Choreography John Neumeier
- Original Score Lera Auerbach
A gripping tableau of shadows and colors, Neumeier’s beautifully haunting interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s 1837 fairytale follows the tormented mermaid heroine on a journey between the divergent worlds of land and sea—one utterly complex, the other magnificently serene. With sets and costumes of the grandest scale and an original score by composer Lera Auerbach, this fantastical love story, based on Andersen’s original and decidedly complex themes, makes its long-awaited Chicago debut.
Not recommended for children ages 12 and under.
Single tickets on sale August 1, 2022
Meet the Artists
Choreographer John Neumeier
The Director and Chief Choreographer of The Hamburg Ballet has continually focused on the preservation of ballet tradition while giving his works a modern dramatic framework
Composer Lera Auerbach
A renaissance artist for modern times, Auerbach is a widely recognized conductor, pianist, and composer. She is also a published poet and an exhibited visual artist. All of her work is interconnected as part of a cohesive and comprehensive artistic worldview.