Archive for the ‘Operafest’ Category

Jul. 13 2016

08/06/16 – The Two Foscari – 1pm

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LA Opera On Air The Two Foscari BY GIUSEPPE VERDI Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave Based on the historical play by Lord Byron SUNG IN ITALIAN front-page photo credit: OVERVIEW Plácido Domingo and James Conlon join forces in a new production of this Verdi masterpiece. The languid canals and boisterous festivals of 15th-century Venice conceal […]

Jul. 10 2016

07/30/16 – Norma – 1PM

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LA Opera On Air Norma BY VINCENZO BELLINI SUNG IN ITALIAN front-page photo credit: Ken Howard OVERVIEW “Stunning… An exceptionally strong cast” – Los Angeles Times “Angela Meade is astounding… a formidable achievement” –  The New Yorker “Angela Meade and Jamie Barton [in Norma]… are a duo that every opera lover should hear” – The New […]

Jul. 10 2016

07/23/16 – Gianni Schicchi/Pagliacchi @1pm- LA Opera On Air Begins!

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LA Opera On Air Gianni Schicchi/Pagliacchi BY GIACOMO PUCCINI/RUGGERO LEONCAVALLO SUNG IN ITALIAN frontpage photo credit: Craig T. Mathew OVERVIEW Two legendary directors combine forces for a sensational season-opener. First, Plácido Domingo stars as Gianni Schicchi in Woody Allen’s riotous staging of Puccini’s comic masterpiece, conducted by Grant Gershon. When greedy relatives descend upon their […]

Jun. 26 2016

07/16/16 – Rusalka – 1PM

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Lyric Opera of Chicago RUSALKA  (in Czech) COMPOSER: Antonin Dvorák Approx. Length:  3 hours 30 minutes You may know Dvořák’s rousing “New World Symphony”—but here he’s at his romantic best as dark swirling under-currents blend seamlessly with entrancing folk melodies. A witch grants a water nymph mortality so she can marry the prince she adores. But […]

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 […]

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