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Jun. 18 2018

08/11/18 – PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE – 1pm

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Glyndebourne Festival PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE COMPOSER: Claude Debussy LIBRETTO: adapted from Maurice Maeterlinck’s Symbolist play Pelléas et Mélisande Sung in French, Approx. Length: 3 hours, 15 minutes CAST: Christina Gansch Mélisande John Chest Pelléas Christopher Purves Golaud Brindley Sherratt Arkel Karen Cargill Geneviève Chloé Briot Yniold ENSEMBLE: London Philharmonic Orchestra & The Glyndebourne Chorus CONDUCTOR: Robin Ticciati DIRECTOR & LIGHTING DESIGNER: […]

Jun. 18 2018

08/04/18 – Lohengrin – 1pm

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The Royal Opera LOHENGRIN COMPOSER: Richard Wagner LIBRETTO: Richard Wagner Sung in in German, Approx. Length: 4 hours, 20 minutes CAST: Klaus Florian Vogt Lohengrin Kristine Opolais Elsa of Brabant Christine Goerke Ortrud, Telramund’s wife Thomas J. Mayer Friedrich of Telramund, a Count of Brabant Georg Zeppenfeld Heinrich der Vogler (Henry the Fowler) Kostas Smoriginas The King’s Herald Konu Kim First Nobleman of Brabant Thomas […]

Jun. 18 2018

07/28/18 – Un Ballo in Maschera – 1pm

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Opera North UN BALLO IN MASCHERA COMPOSER: Giuseppe Verdi LIBRETTIST: Antonio Somma Sung in Italian, Approx. Length: 2 hours, 25 minutes CAST: Rafael Rojas King Gustavus Philip Rhodes Count Anckarstroem Adrienn Miksch Amelia Patricia Bardon Ulrika Arvidson Tereza Gevorgyan Oscar Dean Robinson Count Ribbing John Savournin Count Horn Richard Mosley-Evans Christian ENSEMBLE: Opera North, Chorus and orchestra CONDUCTOR: […]

Jun. 18 2018

07/21/18 – Eugene Onegin – 1pm

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Scottish Opera EUGENE ONEGIN COMPOSER: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky LIBRETTIST: Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin Sung in Russian, Approx. Length: 2 hours, 40 minutes CAST: Samuel Dale Johnson Eugene Onegin Natalya Romaniw Tatyana Peter Auty Lensky Sioned Gwen Davies Olga Alison Kettlewell Madame Larina Graeme Broadbent Prince Gremin Christopher Gillett Monsieur Triquet James Platt Zaretsky ENSEMBLE: Scottish Opera, Orchestra […]

Jun. 18 2018

07/14/18 – The Return of Ulysses – 1pm

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The Royal Opera/Roundhouse Co-Production THE RETURN OF ULYSSES COMPOSER: Claudio Monteverdi LIBRETTIST: Giacomo Badoaro Sung in English, Approx. Length: 2 hours, 45 minutes Photo credit: Stephen Cummiskey CAST: Roderick Williams Ulysses / Human Frailty David Shipley Antinous / Time Catherine Carby Minerva / Fortune Caitlin Hulcup Penelope Francesca Chiejina Melantho / Love Samuel Boden Telemachus Susan Bickley Eurycleia Mark […]

Jun. 18 2018

07/07/18 – Macbeth – 1pm

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The Royal Opera MACBETH COMPOSER: Giuseppe Verdi LIBRETTIST: Francesco Maria Piave Sung in Italian, Approx. Length: 3 hours, 20 minutes CAST: Željko Lučić Macbeth, General in Duncan’s army Anna Netrebko Lady Macbeth, Macbeth’s wife Ildebrando D’Arcangelo Banco (Banquo), General in Duncan’s army Konu Kim Malcolm, Duncan’s son Yusif Eyvazov Macduff, a Scottish nobleman, Lord of Fife Francesca Chiejina Lady-in-Waiting to Lady Macbeth Simon […]

Jun. 18 2018

06/30/18 – Lessons in Love and Violence – 1pm

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The Royal Opera LESSONS IN LOVE AND VIOLENCE COMPOSER: George Benjamin LIBRETTIST: Martin Crimp Sung in English, Approx. Length: 1 hour, 50 minutes photo credit: Stephen Cummiskey CAST: Stéphane Degout King   Barbara Hannigan Isabel Gyula Orendt Gaveston / Stranger Peter Hoare Mortimer Samuel Boden Boy / Young King Jennifer France Witness 1 / Singer 1 / Woman 1 Krisztina […]

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 […]

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