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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 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 couple is ultimately doomed. Everything that could […]

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 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 exalted position guarantees that young Sophie […]

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 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 side, the fiery Hebrew priest Zaccaria, […]

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 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 the help of his wife (a […]

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   Raw, powerful, and transformational in its emotional punch and musical form, Wozzeckis an opera that’s meant to shake an audience to its core. Sir David McVicar makes his triumphant return to Lyric to deliver a thrilling new production of this 20th-century […]

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 […]

May. 15 2016

Music From Movies 5-15-16

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James Horner                  Music from Iris                         CBS/Sony   89806 COND James Horner ORCH Unknown orchestra/ensemble SOLO Joshua Bell, violin 7:16 PM Doreen Carwithen              Suffolk Suite                           Atma       2199 COND David Snell ORCH Foundation Philharmonic        7:28 PM Gustav Mahler                 Symphony No.  5: Adagietto              DG/Archiv  9837 COND Gustavo Dudamel ORCH Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra 7:39 PM John Williams Schindler’s […]

May. 15 2016

Choral Hour 5-15-16

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8:00 AM Anton Bruckner                Te Deum                                 Hyperion   66650 COND Matthew Best ORCH Corydon Singers SOLO Joan Rodgers, soprano SOLO Keith Lewis, tenor SOLO Alastair Miles, bass ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:24 AM Henry Purcell                 My heart is inditing                    Teldec     60290 ORCH Chanticleer SOLO Capriccio Stravagante ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 8:42 AM            5843 Giuseppe Verdi                Te Deum                                 CBS/Sony   46491 COND Carlo Maria […]

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