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May. 14 2018

06/23/18 – I Puritani – 1pm

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by Vincenzo Bellini Sung in Italian 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 this work only when […]

May. 14 2018

06/16/18 – Turandot – 1pm

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NEW-TO-CHICAGO PRODUCTION by Giacomo Puccini Sung in Italian 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 — but anyone who fails […]

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 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 fans. Bizet (who composed this […]

May. 14 2018

06/02/18 – Die Walküre – 1pm

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NEW PRODUCTION by Richard Wagner Sung in German Die Walküre Opera Overview After the triumph of Das Rheingold in 2016/17, Lyric continues the thrilling journey through Wagner’s monumental Ring cycle with Die Walküre. This is the most deeply moving and romantic of all the Ring operas. Its riveting, devastating drama involves complex relationships between brother […]

May. 14 2018

05/19/18 – Rigoletto – 1pm

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NEW-TO-CHICAGO PRODUCTION by Giuseppe Verdi Sung in Italian front page photo credit: ToddRosenberg Rigoletto Opera Overview There’s no character in opera more powerfully dramatic than the court jester Rigoletto, whose acid tongue and all-consuming desire for revenge lead to catastrophe for himself and his sweet, love-struck daughter Gilda. Of all the great Verdi works, none boasts more unforgettable […]

May. 02 2018

05/12/18 – Orphée et Eurydice – 1pm LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO BEGINS

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NEW PRODUCTION Orphée et Eurydice (Orpheus and Eurydice) by Christoph Willibald Gluck Sung in French with projected English translations Featuring The Joffrey Ballet Orphée et Eurydice Opera Overview One of opera’s most beautiful masterpieces, Gluck’s exquisite drama introduces us to Orpheus, the poet and musician whose every word and note communicate the most overwhelming love […]

Oct. 02 2017

11/25/17 – Amleto – 1pm

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Opera Southwest Amleto by composer Franco Faccio librettist Arrigo Boito     CAST: Amleto (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark)             Alex Richardson Claudio (Claudius, King of Denmark)           Shannon De Vine Polonio (Polonius, Lord Chamberlain)           Matthew Curran Orazio (Horatio, Amleto’s friend)                  Joseph Hubbard Marcello (Marcellus, a Sentry)                        Paul Bower Laerte (Laertes, Polonio’s son)                       Javier Gonzalez Ofelia (Ophelia, […]

Oct. 02 2017

11/18/17 – Tancredi – 1pm

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Opera Southwest Tancredi by composer Gioachino Rossini librettist Gaetano Rossi   CAST: Tancredi                                                          Heather Johnson Amenaide                                                        Lindsay Ohse Argirio                                                             Heath Huberg Orbazzano                                                       Matthew Curran Isaura                                                              Madelyn Wanner Roggiero                                                         Chelsea Duval-Major   ENSEMBLE:                                                  Opera Southwest Orchestra and Chorus CONDUCTOR:                                              Anthony […]

Oct. 02 2017

11/11/17 – Il Pirata – 1pm

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Caramoor Opera Il Pirata by Vincenzo Bellini libretto by Felice Romani Overview This season’s operatic centerpiece is a semi-staged production of Bellini’s 1827 breakthrough opera Il pirata (“The Pirate”). Artist-in-Residence Angela Meade, whose revelatory Caramoor performance of the same composer’s Norma was hailed as “a truly perfect night at the opera” by Das Opernglas, takes on the […]

Oct. 02 2017

11/04/17 – Lucrezia Borgia – 1pm

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Caramoor Opera LUCREZIA BORGIA COMPOSER: Gaetano Donizetti LIBRETTO: Felice Romani CAST: Lucrezia Borgia Angela Meade Maffio Orsini Tamara Mumford Gennaro Michele Angelini Alfonso D’Este Christophoros Stamboglis Jeppo Liverotto Sungwook Kim Don Apostolo Gazella Hans Tashjian Ascanio Petrucci Kyle Oliver Oloferno Vitellozzo William Hearn Rustighello Cameron Schutza Gubetta Joseph Beutel Astolfo Zachary Altman CONDUCTOR: Will Crutchfield […]

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