Archive for the ‘Operafest’ Category

May. 17 2015

07/18/15 – Tosca – 1pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago by Giacomo Puccini In Italian with projected English texts Approximate running time: 2hrs, 42 min   Living for art…dying for love. A fiery diva, the rebel artist who claims her heart, and the sadistic police chief before whom all Rome trembles — for more than a hundred years, audiences have watched […]

May. 17 2015

07/11/15 – Porgy and Bess – 1pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago by The Gershwins Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin In English with projected English texts Approximate running time: 3hrs, 10 min   Redemption is hard to find. Porgy and Bess is the great American opera — bursting with iconic songs that have moved easily […]

May. 17 2015

07/04/15 – The Passenger – 1pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago by Mieczyslaw Weinberg In Russian, German, Polish, French, Yiddish, Czech, and English with projected English texts Approximate running time: 2hrs, 55 min There’s no escaping your past. Aboard an ocean liner in the early 1960s, a West German diplomat, Walter, and his wife Liese are bound for a new posting in […]

May. 17 2015

06/27/15 – Tannhäuser – 1PM

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Lyric Opera of Chicago by Richard Wagner In German with projected English texts Approximate running time: 4hrs, 11 min   Only gods can live in endless bliss. Tannhäuser, minstrel and renegade, is lured into the erotic realm of the love goddess Venus. There he luxuriates in lust and a host of sinful pleasures. But finally […]

May. 17 2015

06/13/15 – Anna Bolena – 1pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago by Gaetano Donizetti In Italian with projected English texts Approximate running time: 3hrs, 18 min   Doomed queen…tour-de-force drama! Anne Boleyn may be Queen of England, but she doesn’t stand a chance. Henry VIII wants her gone — with Jane Seymour taking her place on the throne and in his bed. […]

May. 17 2015

06/20/15 – Carousel – 1pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II   The Iconic American Musical in a New Lyric Production Swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. But all too soon, they fall on hard times and unbearable loss. Yet the power of love perseveres, as do […]

May. 17 2015

06/06/15 – Il Trovatore – 1pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago by Giuseppe Verdi In Italian with projected English texts Approximate running time: 2hrs, 45 min   Primal passions. Potent music. The troubadour Manrico and Count di Luna are bitter enemies. But in a twist of fate, they’re both in love with Leonora — and they’re brothers without knowing it. Emotions boil […]

May. 17 2015

05/30/15 – Capriccio – 1pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago by Richard Strauss In German with projected English texts Approximate running time: 2hrs, 50 min   The poet or the musician — which one will she choose? She’s one of the most glamorous and gifted singers of all time, he’s one of the world’s finest conductors — and both of them […]

Apr. 12 2015

05/23/15 – Don Giovanni – 1pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart In Italian with projected English texts Approximate running time: 3hrs, 30 min   Bad boys finish last. He’s selfish. He’s arrogant. He’s dangerous. With a list of conquests longer than a phonebook, Don Giovanni travels the world, snaring princesses and peasant girls alike. Literally thousands succumb. This […]

Nov. 22 2014

11/29/14 – TANNHÄUSER – 1:00pm

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Bayreuth Festival OPERA: TANNHÄUSER COMPOSER: Wagner Conductor Axel Kober Director Sebastian Baumgarten Stage design Joep van Lieshout Costumes Nina von Mechow Lighting Franck Evin Video Christopher Kondek Dramaturgy Carl Hegemann Choral Conducting Eberhard Friedrich Landgraf Hermann-Kwangchul Youn Tannhäuser-Torsten Kerl Wolfram von Eschenbach-Markus Eiche Walther von der Vogelweide-Lothar Odinius Biterolf -Thomas Jesatko Heinrich der Schreiber -Stefan Heibach Reinmar von […]

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