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May. 13 2017

06/17/17 – Don Quichotte – 1pm

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NEW-TO-CHICAGO PRODUCTION DON QUICHOTTE by Jules Massenet front page photo credit: Todd Rosenberg Performed in French with projected English translations Don Quichotte Opera Overview   “Furlanetto is a storyteller…[he] raises magnificent singing to the level of great operatic art.” – Opera News on Ferruccio Furlanetto More than half a century before Man of La Mancha, Massenet […]

May. 13 2017

06/10/17 – Les Troyens – 1pm

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NEW PRODUCTION & LYRIC PREMIERE LES TROYENS (THE TROJANS) by Hector Berlioz front page photo credit: Todd Rosenberg Performed in French with projected English translations   Les Troyens Opera Overview “With touches of Homer, Shakespeare, and music like none ever written before… [Les Troyens] is the grandest French opera. Every performance is an occasion.” – Los Angeles […]

May. 13 2017

06/03/17 – Lucia di Lammermoor – 1pm

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NEW-TO-CHICAGO PRODUCTION LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR by Gaetano Donizetti Performed in Italian with projected English translations frontpage photo credit: Todd Rosenberg Lucia di Lammermoor Opera Overview “Impeccably passionate…her perfectly placed coloratura thrillingly seducing us with every expressive note… sublime acting and supreme singing.” – Houston Chronicle on Albina Shagimuratova If you cherish the classic tale of star-crossed […]

May. 13 2017

05/27/17 – Das Rheingold @ 1pm – Lyric Opera of Chicago returns!

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LYRIC’S NEW RING CYCLE. THE JOURNEY BEGINS. NEW PRODUCTION DAS RHEINGOLD by Richard Wagner Performed in German with projected English translations front page photo credit: Todd Rosenberg “Owens’s portrayal is so richly layered that it may become part of the history of the work.” – The New Yorker on Eric Owens as Alberich in Das Rheingold […]

May. 11 2017

Thursday 05/11/17 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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11:00 PM Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 Frederic Chopin’s Minute Waltz]; Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Fruhlingsstimmen (Voices of Spring) Waltzes; Josef Strauss’ Frauenherz (A Woman’s Heart) Polka-Mazurka; Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Tritsch-Tratsch (Chit-Chat) Polka; Johann Strauss Jr.’s Annen-Polka; Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Wein, Weib, und Gesang (Wine, Women, and Song) Waltz; Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Eljen a […]

May. 10 2017

Wednesday 05-10-17 SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

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11:00 PM CONDUCTOR:     Charles Dutoit SOLOIST:     Nikolai Lugansky, piano Ravel         Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) Rachmaninoff     Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Opus 43 Fauré         Suite from Pelléas et Mélisande, Opus 80 Stravinsky     The Firebird Suite (1919 version) Glinka        Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila (cond. Michael […]

May. 09 2017

Tuesday 05/09/17 Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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11:00 PM Riccardo Muti conducts Beethoven 7   Catalani:                      Contemplazione Martucci:                     La canzone dei ricordi (Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano) Beethoven:                  Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92 Prokofiev:                   Scythian Suite, Op. 20  

May. 08 2017

Monday 05/08/17 New York Philharmonic This Week

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11:00 PM Conductor: Leonard Slatkin Soloist: Robert Langevin, flute Copland: El Salon Mexico Christopher Rouse: Flute Concerto (New York Premiere) Ravel/ Orch. Constant: Gaspard de la nuit Ravel: Bolero Debussy:Iberia

May. 04 2017

Thursday 05/4/17 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

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11:00 PM George Frederic Handel’s Messiah Robert Page, conductor; Robin Johannsen, soprano; Quinn Patrick, mezzo-soprano; Richard Troxell, tenor; Michael Dean, baritone; Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh; Betsy Burleigh, director  

May. 03 2017

Wednesday 05-03-17 SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

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11:00 PM CONDUCTOR:        Herbert Blomstedt SOLOIST:                 Alexander Barantschik, violin   Mozart                                   Symphony No. 35 in D major, K.385, Haffner Mozart                                   Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, K.205 Mozart                                   Symphony No. 41 in C major, K.551, Jupiter Bernstein                               Suite from a Quiet Place (cond. Michael Tilson Thomas)

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