Lyric Opera of Chicago

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List of performances through July 20, 2013


RELEASE: June 1, 2013

OPERA:   Werther (in French)
COMPOSER:  Jules Massenet


CAST:
Werther  Matthew Polenzani
Charlotte Sophie Koch
Sophie  Kiri Deonarine
Albert  Craig Verm
Bailiff  Philip Kraus

CONDUCTOR: Sir Andrew Davis
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Francisco Negrin
LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA

APPROX. LENGTH: 3 hours

RELEASE:  June 8, 2013

OPERA:   Don Pasquale (in Italian)
COMPOSER:  Gaetano Donizetti


CAST:
Don Pasquale Ildebrando D'Arcangelo
Norina  Marlis Petersen
Ernesto  René Barbera
Malatesta Corey Crider

CONDUCTOR: Stephen Lord
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Sir Thomas Allen
LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER: Martin Wright and Valerie Maze

APPROX. LENGTH: 2 hours 40 minutes

RELEASE:  June 15, 2013

Please Note:  This week, we present a double bill…Elektra and Hansel & Gretel.

OPERA:   Elektra (in German)
COMPOSER:   Richard Strauss

CAST:
Elektra  Christine Goerke
Chrysothemis Emily Magee
Clytemnestra Jill Grove
Orestes  Alan Held
Aegisthus Roger Honeywell
  
CONDUCTOR: Sir Andrew Davis
STAGE DIRECTOR: David McVicar
LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER:  Martin Wright

OPERA:   Hansel & Gretel (in German)
COMPOSER:  Engelbert Humperdinck

CAST:
Hansel  Elizabeth DeShong
Gretel  Maria Kanyova
Witch  Jill Grove
Mother  Julie Makerov
Father  Brian Mulligan

CONDUCTOR: Ward Stare
STAGE DIRECTOR   Eric Einhorn
LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA
APPROX. LENGTH: 4 hours

RELEASE:  June 22, 2013

OPERA:   La Boheme (in Italian)
COMPOSER:   Giacomo Puccini

CAST:
Mimì  Anna Netrebko
Rodolfo  Joseph Calleja
Musetta  Elizabeth Futral
Marcello Lucas Meachem
Colline  Andrea Silvestrelli
Schaunard Joseph Lim
Benoit/Alcindoro Dale Travis

CONDUCTOR: Emmanuel Villaume
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Louisa Muller
LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER:  Ian Robertson

APPROX. LENGTH: 2 hours 30 minutes

RELEASE:  June 29, 2013

OPERA:   Die Meistersinger (in German)
COMPOSER: Richard Wagner

CAST:
Hans Sachs James Morris
Stolzing  Johan Botha
Eva  Amanda Majeski
Beckmesser Bo Skovhus
David  David Portillo
Magdalene Jamie Barton
Pogner  Dimitry Ivashchenko
Kothner  Darren Jeffery

CONDUCTOR: Sir Andrew Davis
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Marie Lambert
LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER:  Ian Robertson

APPROX. LENGTH: 5 hours

RELEASE:  July 6, 2013

OPERA:   Rigoletto (in Italian)
COMPOSER:  Giuseppe Verdi

CAST:
Rigoletto Zelko Lucic
Gilda  Albina Shagimuratova
Duke  Giuseppe Filianoti
Sparafucile Andrea Silvestrelli
Maddalena Nicole Piccolomini
Monterone Todd Thomas

CONDUCTOR: Evan Rogister
STAGE DIRECTOR: Stephen Barlow
LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER:  Ian Robertson

APPROX. LENGTH: 2 hours 30 minutes

RELEASE:  July 13, 2013

OPERA:   A Streetcar Named Desire (in English)
COMPOSER:  Andre Previn


CAST:
Blance DuBois Renee Fleming
Stella Kowalski Susannah Philips
Stanley Kowalski   Teddy Tahu Rhodes
Harold "Mitch" Mitchell Anthony Dean Griffey

CONDUCTOR: Evan Rogister
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Brad Dalton
LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA

APPROX. LENGTH: 3 hours

RELEASE:  July 20, 2013

OPERA:   Oklahoma (in English)
COMPOSER:  Richard Rodgers

CAST:
Curley McLain John Cudia
Laurey Williams Ashley Brown
Jud Fry  David Adam Moore
Ado Annie Tari Kelly
Will Parker Curtis Holbrook
Aunt Eller Paula Scrofano

CONDUCTOR: James Lowe
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Gary Griffin
LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA

APPROX. LENGTH: 3 hours

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