Archive for the ‘Operafest’ Category

Jul. 26 2014

08/02/14 – Die Zauberflöte – 1:00pm

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Los Angeles Opera OPERA: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) COMPOSER: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by: Emanuel Schikaneder CAST: Pamina- Janai Brugger Tamino- Lawrence Brownlee Queen of the Night- Erika Miklósa Sarastro- Evan Boyer Papageno- Rodion Pogossov Papagena- Amanda Woodbury Monostatos- Rodell Rosel First Lady- Hae Ji Chang Second Lady- Cassandra Zoé Velasco Third Lady- Peabody […]

Jul. 19 2014

07/26/14 – Carmen – 1:00pm

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Los Angeles Opera OPERA: Carmen COMPOSER: Georges Bizet Libretto by: Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy Approx. Length:  2 hours 45 minutes CAST: Carmen Patricia Bardon Don José Brandon Jovanovich Micaëla Pretty Yende Escamillo Ildebrando D’Arcangelo Zuniga Valentin Anikin Moralès Daniel Armstrong Frasquita Hae Ji Chang Mercédès Cassandra Zoé Velasco El Remendado Keith Jameson El Dancaïre […]

Jul. 12 2014

7/19/14 – Falstaff (LA Opera On Air begins) – 1:00pm

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Los Angeles Opera OPERA: Falstaff COMPOSER: Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by: Arrigo Boito Approx. Length:  2 hours 30 minutes CAST: Sir John Falstaff Roberto Frontali Alice Ford Carmen Giannattasio Ford Marco Caria Nannetta Ekaterina Sadovnikova Fenton Juan Francisco Gatell Meg Page Erica Brookhyser Mistress Quickly Ronnita Nicole Miller Dr. Caius Robert Brubaker Bardolph Rodell Rosel Pistol […]

Jul. 05 2014

07/12/14 – La Clemenza Di Tito – 1:00pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago LA CLEMENZA DI TITO (in Italian) COMPOSER: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Approx. Length:  3 hours Sex and power are front and center in Mozart’s riveting La Clemenza di Tito. Can a Roman emperor forgive a woman who either wants to marry him or murder him? And can he pardon the would-be assassin who’s […]

Jun. 28 2014

07/05/14 – Rusalka – 1:00pm

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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 […]

Jun. 21 2014

6/28/14 – Barber of Seville – 1:00pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago THE BARBER OF SEVILLE (in Italian) COMPOSER: Gioachino Rossini Approx. Length:  3 hours 15 minutes Figaro! Figaro! Figaro! Rossini’s music sparkles like sunshine with one hit tune after another. Not only is Figaro the Barber of Seville, he’s also the ultimate Mr. Fix-It! This time he’s out to ensure that Count Almaviva […]

Jun. 14 2014

06/21/14 – Die Fledermaus – 1:00pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago DIE FLEDERMAUS (in German) COMPOSER: Johann Strauss, Jr. Approx. Length:  3 hours 20 minutes Waltzes galore and more…it’s the world’s favorite operetta, and it’s laughter all the way. Two friends angle to “out-prank” each other, a wife contemplates a tenorial fling, her maid schemes to break into showbiz, and Vienna’s favorite prince […]

Jun. 07 2014

06/14/14 – La Traviata – 1:00pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago LA TRAVIATA (in Italian) COMPOSER:   Giuseppe Verdi Approx. Length:  3 hours Profoundly moving and emotionally overwhelming—Verdi’s music says it all in this lush new production. Violetta is the most desirable courtesan in Paris. Sought after by society’s most important men and wealthy in her own right, she is perfectly content—until she falls in […]

May. 31 2014

06/07/14 – Parsifal – 1:00pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago PARSIFAL (in German) COMPOSER:   Richard Wagner Approx. Length:  4 hours 45 minutes The sacred and the profane vie for supremacy in Wagner’s final, revelatory masterpiece. An elite cadre of knights is charged with guarding the Holy Grail, but their power is lost when their king succumbs to the pleasures of the flesh. Can the […]

May. 24 2014

05/31/14 – Madama Butterfly – 1:00pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago MADAMA BUTTERFLY (in Italian) by Giacomo Puccini Libretto by:   Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, after the short story by John Luther Long and the play by David Belasco Sung in Italian, Approx. Length:  3 hours Puccini’s heartbreaking tragedy comes to Lyric in a breathtakingly beautiful production. Family, fortune, and honor—the geisha Cio-Cio-San forsakes them all for […]

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