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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 […]

Aug. 15 2015

11/07/15 – TWO WOMEN – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera TWO WOMEN by Marco Tutino Libretto by Marco Tutino and Fabio Ceresa Adapted from a script by Luca Rossi Based on the novel La Ciociara by Alberto Moravia By arrangement with Studio Legale Cau Morandi Minutillo Turtur Commissioned by San Francisco Opera and Teatro Regio di Torino Copyright and publishing Casa Musicale Sonzogno, […]

Aug. 15 2015

10/31/15 – LA BOHÈME – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera LA BOHÈME by Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa NEW PRODUCTION When an aspiring poet falls in love with a fragile seamstress, their intense passion is only matched by their youthful idealism. Can their tender relationship survive the cruelties of life? John Caird, the director of two of the biggest […]

Aug. 15 2015

10/24/15 – CINDERELLA – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera CINDERELLA BY GIOACHINO ROSSINI Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti Thanks to her open heart and determination, Cinderella triumphs over her mean-spirited relatives in Rossini’s sparkling version of the story. Karine Deshayes, lauded for her “emotional depth and vibrant, beautiful sound” (The New York Times), makes her San Francisco Opera debut in the beloved fairy […]

Aug. 15 2015

10/17/15 – PARTENOPE – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera PARTENOPE by George Frideric Handel Libretto by Anonymous COMPANY PREMIERE Disguises and cross-dressing reveal deep truths about the human heart in Handel’s brilliantly entertaining comedy about Queen Partenope of Naples and her three royal suitors, which features one of his greatest scores. In his Olivier Award-winning production, director Christopher Alden moves the action […]

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