Archive for the ‘Operafest’ Category

May. 17 2015

06/13/15 – Anna Bolena – 1pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago by Gaetano Donizetti In Italian with projected English texts Approximate running time: 3hrs, 18 min   Doomed queen…tour-de-force drama! Anne Boleyn may be Queen of England, but she doesn’t stand a chance. Henry VIII wants her gone — with Jane Seymour taking her place on the throne and in his bed. […]

May. 17 2015

06/20/15 – Carousel – 1pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II   The Iconic American Musical in a New Lyric Production Swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naive millworker, Julie Jordan. But all too soon, they fall on hard times and unbearable loss. Yet the power of love perseveres, as do […]

May. 17 2015

06/06/15 – Il Trovatore – 1pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago by Giuseppe Verdi In Italian with projected English texts Approximate running time: 2hrs, 45 min   Primal passions. Potent music. The troubadour Manrico and Count di Luna are bitter enemies. But in a twist of fate, they’re both in love with Leonora — and they’re brothers without knowing it. Emotions boil […]

May. 17 2015

05/30/15 – Capriccio – 1pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago by Richard Strauss In German with projected English texts Approximate running time: 2hrs, 50 min   The poet or the musician — which one will she choose? She’s one of the most glamorous and gifted singers of all time, he’s one of the world’s finest conductors — and both of them […]

Apr. 12 2015

05/23/15 – Lyric Opera of Chicago – Don Giovanni – 1pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart In Italian with projected English texts Approximate running time: 3hrs, 30 min   Bad boys finish last. He’s selfish. He’s arrogant. He’s dangerous. With a list of conquests longer than a phonebook, Don Giovanni travels the world, snaring princesses and peasant girls alike. Literally thousands succumb. This […]

Nov. 22 2014

11/29/14 – TANNHÄUSER – 1:00pm

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Bayreuth Festival OPERA: TANNHÄUSER COMPOSER: Wagner Conductor Axel Kober Director Sebastian Baumgarten Stage design Joep van Lieshout Costumes Nina von Mechow Lighting Franck Evin Video Christopher Kondek Dramaturgy Carl Hegemann Choral Conducting Eberhard Friedrich Landgraf Hermann-Kwangchul Youn Tannhäuser-Torsten Kerl Wolfram von Eschenbach-Markus Eiche Walther von der Vogelweide-Lothar Odinius Biterolf -Thomas Jesatko Heinrich der Schreiber -Stefan Heibach Reinmar von […]

Nov. 15 2014

11/22/14 – Armida – 1:00pm

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Rossini Opera Festival OPERA: Armida COMPOSER: Rossini Dramma per musica by Giovanni Schmidt Critical Edition Fondazione Rossini/Casa Ricordi, edited by Charles S. Brauner and Patricia B. Brauner Conductor CARLO RIZZI Director LUCA RONCONI Co-director UGO TESSITORE Settings MARGHERITA PALLI Costumes GIOVANNA BUZZI Coreographer MICHELE ABBONDANZA Co-coreographer ANTONELLA BERTONI Lighting designer A.J. WEISSBARD Co-lighting designer PAMELA CANTATORE Interpreters […]

Nov. 14 2014

11/15/14 – Macbeth – 1:00pm

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra OPERA: Macbeth COMPOSER: Giuseppe Verdi LIBRETTO: Francesco Maria Piave The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is excited to share this performance of Verdi’s Macbeth, recorded in Chicago in 2013 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth. Music Director Riccardo Muti, one of the finest living Verdi interpreters, led the dynamic and moving concert […]

Nov. 01 2014

11/08/14 – Lucrezia Borgia – 1:00pm

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Caramoor Opera OPERA: Lucrezia Borgia COMPOSER: Donizetti Angela Meade, soprano; Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano; Michele Angelini, tenor; Christophoros Stamboglis, bass; Bel Canto Young Artists; Orchestra of St. Luke’s; Will Crutchfield, conductor and Director of Opera Set during the Renaissance in Venice and Ferrara, Victor Hugo’s play is full of sensuality and decadence – jealousy, espionage, betrayal and […]

Oct. 25 2014

11/01/14 – Show Boat – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera OPERA: Show Boat COMPOSER: Music by Jerome Kern · Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferber A true classic of American musical theater, this tale of life on the Mississippi from the 1880s to the 1920s is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder […]

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