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Sep. 08 2020

WBJC Operafest schedule 9/12/20-10/31/20

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September 12 @ 1pm
OPERA: Cosi fan tutte (in Italian)

COMPOSER: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
LIBRETTO: Lorenzo Da Ponte
VENUE: Lyric Opera House
OPERA COMPANY Lyric Opera of Chicago

CAST:
Fiordiligi: Ana María Martínez
Dorabella: Marianne Crebassa
Ferrando: Andrew Stenson
Guglielmo: Joshua Hopkins
Don Alfonso: Alessandro Corbelli
Despina: Elena Tsallagova

CONDUCTOR: James Gaffigan
DIRECTOR: John Cox
ENSEMBLE: Chorus and Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago

Approx. Length: 3 hours, 45 minutes

September 19 @ 1pm
OPERA: Turandot (in Italian)

COMPOSER: Giacomo Puccini
LIBRETTO: G. Adami and R. Simoni
VENUE: Lyric Opera House
PRESENTING COMPANY : Lyric Opera of Chicago

CAST:
A Mandarin: Patrick Guetti
Timur: Andrea Silvestrelli
Calaf: Stefano La Colla
Liù: Maria Agresta
Prince of Persia: Geoffrey Agpalo
Ping Zachary Nelson
Pang: Rodell Rosel
Pong: Keith Jameson
Turandot’s Handmaidens: Desirée Hassler & Stephanie Schoenhofer
Emperor Altoum: Josh Lovell
Turandot: Amber Wagner

CONDUCTOR: Sir Andrew Davis
DIRECTOR: Rob Kearley
ENSEMBLE: Chorus and Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 45 minutes

September 26 @ 1pm
OPERA: Rigoletto (in Italian)

COMPOSER: Giuseppe Verdi
LIBRETTO: Francesco Maria Piave
VENUE: Lyric Opera House
PRESENTING COMPANY : Lyric Opera of Chicago

CAST:
Duke of Mantua: Matthew Polenzani
Borsa: Mario Rojas
Countess Ceprano: Whitney Morrison
Rigoletto: Quinn Kelsey
Marullo: Takaoki Onishi
Count Ceprano: Alan Higgs
Count Monterone: Todd Thomas
Sparafucile: Alexander Tsymbalyuk
Gilda: Rosa Feola
Giovanna: Lauren Decker
A Page: Diana Newman
An Usher: Kenneth Nichols
Maddalena: Zanda Švēde

ENSEMBLE: Chorus and Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago
CONDUCTOR: Marco Armiliato
DIRECTOR: E. Loren Meeker

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 45 minutes

October 3 @ 1pm
OPERA: The Pearl Fishers (in French)

COMPOSER: Georges Bizet
LIBRETTO: Michel Carré and Eugène Cormon
VENUE: Lyric Opera House
PRESENTING COMPANY : Lyric Opera of Chicago

CAST:
Zurga: Mariusz Kwiecień
Nadir: Matthew Polenzani
Nourabad: Andrea Silvestrelli
Leïla: Marina Rebeka

ENSEMBLE: Chorus and Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago
CONDUCTOR: Sir Andrew Davis
DIRECTOR: Andrew Sinclair

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 30 minutes

October 10 @ 1pm
OPERA: Die Walküre (in German)

COMPOSER: Richard Wagner
LIBRETTO: Richard Wagner
VENUE: Lyric Opera House
PRESENTING COMPANY: Lyric Opera of Chicago

CAST:
Siegmund: Brandon Jovanovich
Sieglinde: Elisabet Strid
Hunding: Ain Anger
Wotan: Eric Owens
Brünnhilde: Christine Goerke
Fricka: Tanja Ariane Baumgartner
Gerhilde: Whitney Morrison
Helmwige: Alexandra LoBianco
Waltraute: Catherine Martin
Schwertleite: Lauren Decker
Ortlinde: Laura Wilde
Siegrune: Deborah Nansteel
Grimgerde: Zanda Švēde
Rossweisse: Lindsay Ammann

ENSEMBLE: Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago
CONDUCTOR: Sir Andrew Davis
DIRECTOR: David Pountney

Approx. Length: 4 hours, 18 minutes

October 17 @ 1pm
OPERA: Faust (in French)

COMPOSER: Charles Gounod
LIBRETTO: Jules Barbier and Michel Carré
VENUE: Lyric Opera House
PRESENTING COMPANY: Lyric Opera of Chicago

CAST:
Faust: Benjamin Bernheim
Marguerite: Ailyn Pérez
Méphistophélès: Christian Van Horn
Valentin: Edward Parks

ENSEMBLE: Chorus and Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago
CONDUCTOR: Emmanuel Villaume
DIRECTOR: Kevin Newbury

Approx. Length: 3 hours, 10 minutes

October 24 @ 1pm
OPERA: Orphée et Eurydice (in French)

COMPOSER: Christoph Willibald Gluck
LIBRETTO: Pierre-Louis Moline
VENUE: Lyric Opera House
PRESENTING COMPANY: Lyric Opera of Chicago

CAST:
Orphée: Dmitry Korchak
Eurydice: Andriana Chuchman
Amour: Lauren Snouffer

ENSEMBLE: Chorus and Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago
CONDUCTOR: Harry Bicket
DIRECTOR: John Neumeier

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 16 minutes

October 31 @ 1pm
OPERA: I puritani (in Italian)

COMPOSER: Vincenzo Bellini
LIBRETTO: Carlo Pepoli
VENUE: Lyric Opera House
PRESENTING COMPANY: Lyric Opera of Chicago

CAST:
Elvira: Albina Shagimuratova
Arturo: Lawrence Brownlee
Riccardo: Anthony Clark Evans
Giorgio: Adrian Sâmpetrean

ENSEMBLE: Chorus and Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago
CONDUCTOR: Enrique Mazzolla
DIRECTOR: Eric Einhorn

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 53 minutes

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