Show Boat

This spectacular new production marshals the choral and orchestral forces of this world-renowned company to present Show Boat in all its glory! The Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera broadcast series continues on Saturday, June 23 at 1 p.m. with Show Boat. Created in 1927, this seminal masterpiece gave American musical theater and opera a new voice – one with powerful subject matter, astonishing musical variety and an unmistakably American atmosphere. Moving from 1890s Mississippi to Chicago to “Roaring '20s” Broadway, Show Boat follows the lives of a company of theater folk — deeply involving us in their triumphs and sorrows, while illuminating the racial and social changes that were shaping the country.