Archive for the ‘Operafest’ Category

Jul. 13 2016

08/20/16 – Falstaff – 1pm

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LA Opera On Air Falstaff BY GIUSEPPE VERDI Two hours and 40 minutes, including one intermission SUNG IN ITALIAN front-page photo credit: Robert Millard OVERVIEW In honor of Verdi’s 200th birthday, LA Opera presents a new production of the crowning glory of the composer’s magnificent career, his comic masterpiece Falstaff. LA Opera Music Director James Conlon, […]

Jul. 13 2016

08/13/16 – Moby Dick – 1pm

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LA Opera On Air Moby Dick BY JAKE HEGGIE AND GENE SCHEER Three hours, including one intermission SUNG IN ENGLISH front-page photo credit: Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera OVERVIEW “Call it a success… A whale tale with staying power” – Los Angeles Times “Theatrically stunning… epic in scale. A vibrant, compelling piece of musical theater” – […]

Jul. 13 2016

08/06/16 – The Two Foscari – 1pm

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LA Opera On Air The Two Foscari BY GIUSEPPE VERDI Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave Based on the historical play by Lord Byron SUNG IN ITALIAN front-page photo credit: OVERVIEW Plácido Domingo and James Conlon join forces in a new production of this Verdi masterpiece. The languid canals and boisterous festivals of 15th-century Venice conceal […]

Jul. 10 2016

07/30/16 – Norma – 1PM

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LA Opera On Air Norma BY VINCENZO BELLINI SUNG IN ITALIAN front-page photo credit: Ken Howard OVERVIEW “Stunning… An exceptionally strong cast” – Los Angeles Times “Angela Meade is astounding… a formidable achievement” –  The New Yorker “Angela Meade and Jamie Barton [in Norma]… are a duo that every opera lover should hear” – The New […]

Jul. 10 2016

07/23/16 – Gianni Schicchi/Pagliacchi @1pm- LA Opera On Air Begins!

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LA Opera On Air Gianni Schicchi/Pagliacchi BY GIACOMO PUCCINI/RUGGERO LEONCAVALLO SUNG IN ITALIAN frontpage photo credit: Craig T. Mathew OVERVIEW Two legendary directors combine forces for a sensational season-opener. First, Plácido Domingo stars as Gianni Schicchi in Woody Allen’s riotous staging of Puccini’s comic masterpiece, conducted by Grant Gershon. When greedy relatives descend upon their […]

Jun. 26 2016

07/16/16 – Rusalka – 1PM

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Lyric Opera of Chicago RUSALKA  (in Czech) COMPOSER: Antonin Dvorák Approx. Length:  3 hours 30 minutes You may know Dvořák’s rousing “New World Symphony”—but here he’s at his romantic best as dark swirling under-currents blend seamlessly with entrancing folk melodies. A witch grants a water nymph mortality so she can marry the prince she adores. But […]

May. 15 2016

07/09/16 – Romeo and Juliet – 1PM

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LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO by Charles Gounod In French with projected English titles front page photo credit: Todd Rosenberg He’s a Montague and she’s a Capulet — families who have hated each other for centuries. Yet when Romeo meets Juliet, they fall instantly and rapturously in love. Secretly, they marry — but Shakespeare’s famed young […]

May. 15 2016

07/02/16 – Der Rosenkavalier – 1PM

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LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO by Richard Strauss In German with projected English titles front page photo credit: Cory Weaver It’s exactly what you want a Strauss opera to be — deliciously extravagant! Can the elegantly alluring Marschallin find lasting happiness with her lover Octavian, who’s half her age? Does the hot-blooded Baron really think his […]

May. 15 2016

06/25/16 – Nabucco – 1PM

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LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO by Giuseppe Verdi In Italian with projected English titles front page photo credit: Cory Weaver Politics. Religion. A dangerous love triangle. Plus two killer roles and some of the greatest choral music ever written, including the soul-stirring “Va, pensiero” chorus. This is the opera that made Verdi a star! On one […]

May. 15 2016

06/18/16 – Merry Widow – 1PM

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LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO by Franz Lehár In English with projected English titles front page photo credit: Todd Rosenberg Beautiful Hanna’s late husband has left her a very rich woman. In fact, she’s so rich that the economy of her homeland depends on her marrying a local — so the ambassador springs into action with […]

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