Archive for the ‘Operafest’ Category

May. 15 2016

07/09/16 – Romeo and Juliet – 1PM

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LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO by Charles Gounod In French with projected English titles front page photo credit: Todd Rosenberg He’s a Montague and she’s a Capulet — families who have hated each other for centuries. Yet when Romeo meets Juliet, they fall instantly and rapturously in love. Secretly, they marry — but Shakespeare’s famed young […]

May. 15 2016

07/02/16 – Der Rosenkavalier – 1PM

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LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO by Richard Strauss In German with projected English titles front page photo credit: Cory Weaver It’s exactly what you want a Strauss opera to be — deliciously extravagant! Can the elegantly alluring Marschallin find lasting happiness with her lover Octavian, who’s half her age? Does the hot-blooded Baron really think his […]

May. 15 2016

06/25/16 – Nabucco – 1PM

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LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO by Giuseppe Verdi In Italian with projected English titles front page photo credit: Cory Weaver Politics. Religion. A dangerous love triangle. Plus two killer roles and some of the greatest choral music ever written, including the soul-stirring “Va, pensiero” chorus. This is the opera that made Verdi a star! On one […]

May. 15 2016

06/18/16 – Merry Widow – 1PM

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LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO by Franz Lehár In English with projected English titles front page photo credit: Todd Rosenberg Beautiful Hanna’s late husband has left her a very rich woman. In fact, she’s so rich that the economy of her homeland depends on her marrying a local — so the ambassador springs into action with […]

May. 15 2016

06/11/16 – Wozzeck – 1PM

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LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO by Alban Berg In German with projected English titles front page photo credit: Cory Weaver   Raw, powerful, and transformational in its emotional punch and musical form, Wozzeck is an opera that’s meant to shake an audience to its core. Sir David McVicar makes his triumphant return to Lyric to deliver a […]

May. 15 2016

06/04/16 – Cinderella – 1PM

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LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO by Gioachino Rossini In Italian with projected English titles front page photo credit: Todd Rosenberg   The beloved tale of Cinderella (La Cenerentola) meets operatic delight in this bubbling Rossini hit! You know the story: Cinderella is dressed in rags and destined to toil away for her nasty stepsisters and horrible […]

May. 15 2016

05/28/16 – Bel Canto – 1PM

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LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO Music by Jimmy López Libretto by Nilo Cruz Based on the novel by Ann Patchett In Spanish, English, Japanese, Russian, German, French, Latin and Quechua, with projected English titles front page photo credit: Todd Rosenberg   Ann Patchett’s best-selling novel Bel Canto took the literary world by storm — now, in a […]

May. 15 2016

05/21/16 – Marriage of Figaro – 1PM – Lyric Opera of Chicago begins!

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LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart In Italian with projected English titles front page photo credit: Todd Rosenberg Join us at Lyric as the resourceful Figaro gets ready to marry his lovely Susanna – and endeavors to get his fiancée to the altar with her virtue still intact! His boss, the Count, has designs […]

Nov. 12 2015

Glimmerglass Festival 11/21 and 11/28

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The Glimmerglass Festival is a one-of-a-kind summer destination for opera lovers and first-timers alike. The scenic campus lies on the shore of sparkling Otsego Lake in Cooperstown, New York, nestled between the Adirondack and Catskill mountains. Each season, the company presents new productions of opera and musical theater, accompanied by myriad concerts, lectures, master classes […]

Aug. 15 2015

11/14/15 – THE TROJANS – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera THE TROJANS by Hector Berlioz Libretto by Hector Berlioz NEW PRODUCTION One of the largest, most magnificent pieces in the entire repertory, this rarely staged epic is presented here for the first time in 47 years, the way it was originally meant to be seen: two operas—The Fall of Troy and The Trojans […]

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