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Jun. 07 2017

07/29/17 – 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 Front page photo credit: Todd Rosenberg 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 […]

Jun. 07 2017

07/22/17 – 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 front page photo credit: Michael Brosilow 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 […]

Jun. 07 2017

07/15/17 – Eugene Onegin – 1pm

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EUGENE ONEGIN by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Performed in Russian with projected English translations front page photo credit: Todd Rosenberg Eugene Onegin Opera Overview “Kwiecien has a magnificent dark sound, with rare power and just enough grainy ruggedness.” – The Washington Post on Mariusz Kwiecien “Martínez’s rich, lustrous, and voluptuous soprano…[has] gutsy power in her low […]

Jun. 07 2017

07/08/17 – Carmen – 1pm

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NEW-TO-CHICAGO PRODUCTION CARMEN by Georges Bizet Performed in French with projected English translations front page photo credit: Todd Rosenberg Carmen Opera Overview “Gubanova is heart-rending as she keeps rushing headlong towards a final destiny whose horror we sense long before she does.” – Toronto Star on Ekaterina Gubanova “Her tone is robust and full of […]

Jun. 07 2017

07/01/17 – Norma – 1pm

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NEW-TO-CHICAGO PRODUCTION NORMA by Vincenzo Bellini Performed in Italian with projected English translations front page photo credit: Andrew Cioffi Norma Opera Overview “One of the most electrifying spinto voices of our time…with its molten sheen and a beguiling pulse at its core.” – Opera News on Sondra Radvanovsky If you’re drawn to vocal acrobatics, Bellini’s Druid […]

May. 13 2017

06/24/17 – The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) – 1pm

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NEW PRODUCTION THE MAGIC FLUTE (DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart front page photo credit: Todd Rosenberg Performed in German with projected English translations The Magic Flute Opera Overview   “Surely the most gifted and promising English tenor for at least a generation.” – The Spectator on Andrew Staples “Polenzani sang with glowing sound, delivering […]

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 […]

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