Archive for the ‘Operafest’ Category

Aug. 04 2012

08/11/12 – La Boheme – 1:00pm

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LA Opera On Air La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini Approximate Running Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes In Italian In this rebroadcast, a poet discovers true romance with a lovely, fragile seamstress among the evocative rooftops, cafés and garrets of Paris. Soprano Ailyn Pérez and tenor Stephen Costello, fast-rising young singers who are married in real life, […]

Jul. 28 2012

08/04/12 – Albert Herring – 1:00pm

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LA Opera On Air Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 10 minutes In English   Benjamin Britten’s comedy takes place in the English countryside, where meek mama’s boy Albert (tenor Alek Shrader) reluctantly becomes his village’s first May King when no maidens of sufficient virtue can be found. Soprano Christine Brewer […]

Jul. 21 2012

07/28/12 – Simon Boccanegra – 1:00pm

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LA Opera On Air Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes In Italian Plácido Domingo sings the title role of Giuseppe Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, a grand-scale study of power and treachery that finds an emotional center in the tender bond between father and daughter. Cast/Crew Simon Boccanegra Placido Domingo Amelia Ana Maria […]

Jul. 14 2012

07/21/12 – Romeo et Juliette – 1:00pm

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LA Opera On Air Romeo et Juliette by Charles Gounod Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes In Italian Soprano Nino Machaidze and tenor Vittorio Grigolo star as the world’s most famous lovers. Cast/Crew Juliette Nino Machaidze Romeo Vittorio Grigolo Mercutio Museop Kim Frere Laurent Vitalij Kowaljow Count Capulet Vladimir Chernov Tybalt Alexey Sayapin Duke of Verona Philip […]

Jul. 07 2012

07/14/12 – Cosi fan tutte – 1:00pm

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LA Opera On Air Cosi Fan Tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes In Italian Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s delightfully comic battle of the sexes comes to life with ravishingly beautiful music and sparkling wit. The cast includes soprano Aleksandra Kurzak and bass-baritone Ildebrando D’Arcangelo. Cast/Crew Fiordillgi   Aleksandra Kurzak Dorabella   Ruxandra Donose Ferrando   Saimir Pirgu Guglieimo   Ildebrando […]

Jul. 01 2012

07/07/12 – Eugene Onegin – 1:00pm

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LA Opera On Air Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 30 minutes In Russian Young and impassioned, Tatiana (soprano Oksana Dyka) hastily writes a love letter to the brooding aristocrat Onegin (baritone Dalibor Jenis). She unwittingly sets off an unstoppable series of events, leaving Onegin forever regretting the love he […]

Jun. 23 2012

06/30/12 – Aida – 1:00pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago Aida by Giuseppe Verdi Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 23 minutes In Italian Here it is—the granddaddy of grand-opera spectacle—complete with pyramids and potentates, priestesses and dancing girls, plus armies of soldiers and slaves! At its heart, a treacherous love triangle and a relationship that was never meant to be. Aida, the […]

Jun. 16 2012

06/23/12 – Rinaldo – 1:00pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago Rinaldo by George Frederic Handel   Approximate Running Time: 3 hours, 27 minutes In Italian With Jerusalem as the prize, General Goffredo and his chief knight Rinaldo are battling it out with King Argante. But the king’s lover and ally is the sorceress Armida — and she uses every trick in […]

Jun. 09 2012

06/16/12 – The Tales of Hoffmann – 1:00pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago The Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach   Approximate Running Time: 3 hrs. 26 min., sung in French If ever a man was unlucky at love, it’s Hoffmann, the wild-eyed poet who travels the world in search of the ideal woman and ends up thwarted by villains at every turn. First, he’s […]

Jun. 02 2012

06/09/12 – Ariadne auf Naxos – 1:00pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss   Approximate Running Time: 3 hrs., sung in German Vienna’s richest man is planning an incredible party. First — guests will enjoy a serious opera (the Prima Donna plays Ariadne, who’s ready to die on the island of Naxos because her lover’s jilted her). Then comes […]

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