Archive for the ‘Operafest’ Category

Aug. 17 2013

08/24/13 – TOSCA – 1:00PM

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Los Angeles Opera TOSCA by Giacomo Puccini Sung in Italian A fiery prima donna is forced to play a role she never imagined when she becomes trapped between her allegiance to her rebel lover and the scheming of a treacherous police chief who will stop at nothing in his lust for her. The explosive triangle comes to […]

Aug. 10 2013

08/17/13 – CINDERELLA – 1:00pm

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Los Angeles Opera CINDERELLA by Gioachino Rossini Sung in Italian In her impoverished stepfather’s castle, a kindhearted girl dreams of escaping the tyranny of her vain stepsisters. When the prince announces that he will choose his bride at a glamorous ball, she seizes the opportunity to take control of her own destiny. Rossini’s warmhearted retelling of the […]

Aug. 03 2013

08/10/13 – The Flying Dutchman – 1:00pm

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Los Angeles Opera The Flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner Sung in German The legend of the ghostly ship condemned to wander the oceans forever has fascinated opera lovers – and more recently, movie lovers – for hundreds of years. An enthralling score, illuminated by striking stage imagery, powers a thrilling journey into an unsettling, mythic world where […]

Jul. 27 2013

08/03/13 – Madame Butterfly – 1:00pm

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Los Angeles Opera Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini Sung in Italian A love that knows no boundaries goes horribly wrong in a fateful meeting of East and West. What begins as an idyllic liaison in an enchanting land of cherry blossoms turns into the heartbreaking tragedy of an abandoned bride forced to make an excruciating decision. CAST/CREW […]

Jul. 20 2013

07/27/13 – The Stigmatized – 1:00pm

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Los Angeles Opera The Stigmatized (Die Gezeichneten) by Franz Schreker Sung in German The Stigmatized (Die Gezeichneten, 1918) is the best known work by Franz Schreker, one of the most important and successful opera composers of the early 20th century, who fell into obscurity after the rise of the Nazi regime. The Stigmatized is a rapturously evocative […]

Jul. 13 2013

07/20/13 – The Two Foscari – 1:00PM

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Los Angeles Opera The Two Foscari (I Due Foscari) by Giuseppe Verdi Librettist: Francesco Maria Piave, based on the play The Two Foscari by Lord Byron Sung in Italian. Running time: 2 hours and 35 minutes, including two intermissions Plácido Domingo as Francesco Foscari (baritone role) Francesco Meli* as Jacopo Foscari Marina Poplavskaya as Lucrezia Contarini Ievgen Orlov* […]

Jul. 06 2013

07/13/13 – Oklahoma! – 1:00pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago Oklahoma! by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II Curly McLain - John Cudia* Laurey Williams - Ashley Brown Jud Fry - David Adam Moore Ado Annie - Tari Kelly* Will Parker - Curtis Holbrook* Also Featuring Paula Scrofano,* Usman Ally,* Matt DeCaro* & Andrea Prestinario* Conductor - James Lowe* Director - Gary Griffin Choreographer - Gemze de Lappe* Chorus Master - […]

Jun. 29 2013

07/06/13 – A Streetcar Named Desire – 1:00pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago A Streetcar Named Desire by Andre Previn sung in English BLANCHE DUBOIS - Renée Fleming STELLA KOWALSKI - Susanna Phillips STANLEY KOWALSKI - Teddy Tahu Rhodes* HAROLD MITCHELL (MITCH) - Anthony Dean Griffey Also Featuring Domenic Armstrong*, Jane Bunnell, Andrew Bidlack* Conductor - Evan Rogister Director - Brad Dalton*   * – Lyric debut (Photo credits: Todd Rosenberg)

Jun. 22 2013

06/29/13 – Rigoletto – 1:00PM

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Lyric Opera of Chicago Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi sung in Italian RIGOLETTO - Željko Lučić GILDA - Albina Shagimuratova* DUKE - Giuseppe Filianoti SPARAFUCILE - Andrea Silvestrelli MADDALENA - Nicole Piccolomini* MONTERONE - Todd Thomas* Also Featuring Emily Birsan, Evan Boyer, J’nai Bridges, Tracy Cantin, John Irvin, Joseph Lim Conductor - Evan Rogister* Director - Stephen Barlow* Chorus Master - Ian Robertson * – Lyric […]

Jun. 15 2013

06/22/13 – Die Meistersinger – 1:00pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago Die Meistersinger Von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner sung in German SACHS - James Morris STOLZING - Johan Botha EVA - Amanda Majeski BECKMESSER - Bo Skovhus DAVID - David Portillo MAGDALENE - Jamie Barton POGNER - Dimitry Ivashchenko* KOTHNER - Darren Jeffery* Also Featuring Evan Boyer, David Cangelosi, David Govertsen, John Irvin, Joseph Hu*, Andrea Silvestrelli, Joel Sorensen*, Daniel Sutin Conductor - […]

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