Archive for the ‘Operafest’ Category

Sep. 07 2013

09/14/13 – MOBY-DICK – 1:00pm

By WBJC Programming | Posted in Operafest | No Comments

San Francisco Opera MOBY-DICK by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer Recorded Fall 2012, War Memorial Opera House. “Achingly beautiful, magnificently sung and gorgeously staged…the audience responded with an eight-minute standing ovation” (Associated Press). Composer Jake Heggie, in his “finest creation since Dead Man Walking,” and librettist Gene Scheer adapt Herman Melville’s meditation on man and the sea into “a vibrant, […]

Aug. 31 2013

09/07/13 – The Capulets and the Montegues – 1:00pm

By WBJC Programming | Posted in Operafest | No Comments

San Francisco Opera THE CAPULETS AND THE MONTEGUES by Vincenzo Bellini Recorded Fall 2012, War Memorial Opera House. The tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet inspired some of Shakespeare’s finest verse—and some of Bellini’s most beautiful melodies. “An opera of definite dramatic appeal” (The New York Times) awash in “music of extraordinary grace” (All Music […]

Aug. 24 2013

08/31/13 – DIE WALKURE – 1:00PM

By WBJC Programming | Posted in Operafest | No Comments

San Francisco Opera DIE WALKURE by Richard Wagner Recorded Summer 2010, War Memorial Opera House Wotan has fathered a mortal son, Siegmund, in order to recover the ring. Siegmund stumbles upon the home of Sieglinde, his unrecognized twin sister. Although Sieglinde is the wife of Siegmund’s sworn enemy, the two are mutually attracted and consummate […]

Aug. 17 2013

08/24/13 – TOSCA – 1:00PM

By WBJC Programming | Posted in Operafest | No Comments

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

By WBJC Programming | Posted in Operafest | No Comments

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

By WBJC Programming | Posted in Operafest | No Comments

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

By WBJC Programming | Posted in Operafest | No Comments

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

By WBJC Programming | Posted in Operafest | No Comments

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

By WBJC Programming | Posted in Operafest | No Comments

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

By WBJC Programming | Posted in Operafest | No Comments

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 – […]

WBJC