Archive for May 14th, 2018

May. 14 2018

06/23/18 – I Puritani – 1pm

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by Vincenzo Bellini Sung in Italian photo credit: Todd Rosenberg I Puritani Opera Overview Of all opera composers, none glorified the human voice more than Bellini. His final opera was I Puritani, in which a soprano, tenor, baritone, and bass can truly revel in some of the most thrilling vocal music ever written. Opera companies produce […]

May. 14 2018

06/16/18 – Turandot – 1pm

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NEW-TO-CHICAGO PRODUCTION by Giacomo Puccini Sung in Italian photo credit: Todd Rosenberg Turandot Opera Overview Turandot, Puccini’s final opera and one of the biggest blockbusters in the repertoire, transports us to an exotic fantasy of ancient China. There the regal, forbidding Princess Turandot poses three riddles to each prince who wishes to win her — […]

May. 14 2018

06/09/18 – The Pearl Fishers – 1pm

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NEW-TO-CHICAGO PRODUCTION (Les pêcheurs de perles) by Georges Bizet Sung in French photo credit: Andrew Cioffi   The Pearl Fishers Opera Overview For sheer exotic beauty, Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers has few rivals in the entire repertoire. The opera’s famed duet for tenor and baritone is a soaring melody that has turned countless opera newcomers into ecstatic […]

May. 14 2018

06/02/18 – Die Walküre – 1pm

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NEW PRODUCTION by Richard Wagner Sung in German photo credit: Cory Weaver Die Walküre Opera Overview After the triumph of Das Rheingold in 2016/17, Lyric continues the thrilling journey through Wagner’s monumental Ring cycle with Die Walküre. This is the most deeply moving and romantic of all the Ring operas. Its riveting, devastating drama involves […]

May. 14 2018

05/26/18 – Rigoletto – 1pm

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NEW-TO-CHICAGO PRODUCTION by Giuseppe Verdi Sung in Italian front page photo credit: ToddRosenberg Rigoletto Opera Overview There’s no character in opera more powerfully dramatic than the court jester Rigoletto, whose acid tongue and all-consuming desire for revenge lead to catastrophe for himself and his sweet, love-struck daughter Gilda. Of all the great Verdi works, none boasts more unforgettable […]

May. 14 2018

Monday 05/14/18 New York Philharmonic This Week

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11:00 PM A SIBELIUS SOJOURN SIBELIUS: Finlandia Zubin Mehta, conductor SIBELIUS: Pohjola’s Daughter SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto Zino Francescatti, violin and Leonard Bernstein, conductor SIBELIUS: Pelléas et Mélisande Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 Lorin Maazel, conductor

May. 14 2018

Playlist: May/14/18

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10:56 PM Anton Arensky — Elegy Key: gOpus: 36Anatoly Sheludyakov, pianoAngelok, 8803 10:18 PM Johannes Brahms — Violin Concerto Key: DOpus: 77Conductor: Claudio AbbadoEnsemble: Berlin PhilharmonicGil Shaham, violinDG/Archiv, 469529 10:09 PM Cecile Chaminade — Concertino Opus: 107Conductor: Richard HickoxEnsemble: City of London SinfoniaSusan Milan, fluteChandos, 8840 9:58 PM Antonio Vivaldi — Sonata for cello and […]

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