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Aug. 08 2018

09/08/18 – Bel Canto – 1pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago Bel Canto COMPOSER: Jimmy López Libretto by Nilo Cruz Based on the novel by Ann Patchett In Spanish, English, Japanese, Russian, German, French, Latin, and Quechua Ann Patchett’s best-selling novel Bel Canto took the literary world by storm. Now, in a new work curated by Lyric’s creative consultant, Renée Fleming, this riveting story inspired […]

Aug. 08 2018

09/01/18 – Das Rheingold – 1pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago Das Rheingold COMPOSER: Richard Wagner Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 40 minutes with 2 intermissions frontpage photo credit: Cory Weaver   Lyric’s ambitious new Ring Cycle started with Das Rheingold in 2016, conducted by celebrated music director, Sir Andrew Davis. You’ll meet the Rhinemaidens, guardians of magical gold that can be transformed into a […]

Aug. 07 2018

08/25/18 – Faust – 1PM

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Lyric Opera of Chicago Faust COMPOSER: Charles Gounod Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 40 minutes with 2 intermissions frontpage photo credit: Cory Weaver Loosely based on Goethe’s epic drama, Gounod’s Faust is the epitome of French Grand Opera. The ageing scholar Faust signs a pact with the devil and regains his youth. But such deals can never end […]

Aug. 06 2018

08/18/18 – Così fan tutte – 1pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago Così fan tutte COMPOSER: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sung in Italian with projected English translations Subtitled “The School for Lovers,” this beloved Mozart comedy is a probing look into romantic relationships. It starts out with a cynical philosopher’s bet that two beautiful young women can’t remain faithful to their fiancés for 24 […]

Jun. 18 2018

08/11/18 – LES TROYENS – 1pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago LES TROYENS COMPOSER: Hector Berlioz Performed in French with projected English translations Performance running time: 4 hours 40 minutes including 2 intermissions The drama of the Trojan War, replete with heroes and tragedy, has captivated audiences from literature to film, and nowhere does it come to life more vividly than in […]

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 […]

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