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Sep. 16 2019

09/28/19 – The Clemency of Titus – 1pm (LA Opera On Air)

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The Clemency of TitusMozart Revenge and romance set Rome on fire! The most powerful civilization in the world falls vulnerable to the machinations of power players seeking glory. Russell Thomas stars as the imperiled leader whose generosity and compassion point the way to a brighter future. A gorgeous new production, directed and designed by Thaddeus […]

Sep. 16 2019

09/21/19 – Carmen – 1pm (LA Opera On Air)

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George Bizet Carmen  Los Angeles Opera on Air  Host: Jennifer Miller Audio Producer: Fred Vogler Broadcast Producer: Mark Lyons Executive Producers: Kelsey McConnell Technical Director: Mark Hatwan  Conductor: James Conlon Director: Ron Daniels Cast: Carmen—Ana Maria Martinez Don Jose—Brandon Jovanovich Micaela—Amanda Woodbury Escamillo—Alexander Vinogradov Frasquita—Liv Redpath Mercedes—Kelly O’Connor Le Remendado—Brian Michael Moore Le Dancaire—Theo Hoffman Ziniga—Phillip Corkorinos Morales—Juan Carlos Heredia A Gypsy—Abdiel—Gonzalez A Vendor—Melissa Treinkman Solo Dancers—Manuel Gutierrez and Oscar Valero Timing: 2:51:48 

Jul. 26 2019

09/14/19 – Les Troyens – 1pm (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

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Les Troyens (The Trojans)By Hector Berlioz Language – Performed in French Running Time – 4 hours 40 minutes including 2 intermissions The drama of the Trojan War, replete with heroes and tragedy, has captivated audiences from literature to film, and nowhere does it come to life more vividly than in French opera’s most astounding work, Les Troyens. Grand […]

Jul. 26 2019

09/07/19 – Eugene Onegin – 1pm (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

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Eugene OneginBy Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Language – Performed in Russian Running Time – 3 hours 10 minutes including 1 intermission Intensely passionate drama set to some of opera’s most sweeping, soulful, and heartstoppingly beautiful music — that is Eugene Onegin. Tatiana is a lovesick country girl, and Onegin is the sophisticated young man who callously spurns her love before […]

Jul. 26 2019

08/31/19 – Don Quichotte – 1pm (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

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Don QuichotteBy Jules Massenet Language – Performed in French Running Time – 2 hours 30 minutes including 1 intermission More than half a century before Man of La Mancha, Massenet brought Cervantes’s universally beloved dreamer Don Quixote to the operatic stage. Inspired by the greatest of all Spanish novels, Don Quichotte is the story of an eccentric idealist and self-proclaimed […]

Jul. 26 2019

08/24/19 – Lucia de Lammermoor – 1pm (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

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Lucia di LammermoorBy Gaetano Donizetti Language – Performed in Italian Running Time – 2 hours 55 minutes including 1 intermission If you cherish the classic tale of star-crossed love in Romeo and Juliet, then Lucia di Lammermoor will sweep you away with its intense romance. The most famous of all bel canto operas, you’ll be transfixed by the passion of […]

Jul. 26 2019

08/17/19 – The Magic Flute – 1pm (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

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The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Language – Performed in German Running Time – 3 hours 20 minutes including 1 intermission Who can fail to be delighted and moved by the triumph of love and goodness in The Magic Flute? Join us for this operatic fairytale as Prince Tamino strives for the hand of Pamina, accompanied by […]

Jul. 26 2019

08/10/19 – Norma – 1pm (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

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Norma By Vincenzo Bellini Language – Performed in Italian Running Time – 3 hours 5 minutes including 1 intermission Kicking off the six-opera series is Bellini’s Norma with a title-role performance by Sondra Radvanovsky described as no less than “spellbinding”, sending “jolts of vocal electricity through the Civic Opera House” (Chicago Tribune). The cast also includes Elizabeth DeShong as Adalgisa, […]

Jul. 15 2019

08/03/19 – Attila (RAI Italy) – 1pm

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La Scala’s Attila Giuseppe Verdi  Verdi’s Attila – a broadcast from the opening night of La Scala’s 2018-19 season. Conductor Riccardo Chailly is at the podium, with sought-after Russian bass, Ildar Abdrazakov, in the title role and Saioa Hernández, a Spanish soprano “with great beauty of tone, almost immaculate security, and limitless power and authority…” (Sydney Morning […]

Jul. 15 2019

07/27/19 – Orfeo ed Euridice (RAI Italy) – 1pm

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Teatro dell’Opera, Rome’s Orfeo ed Euridice  Christoph Willibald Gluck  The myth of Orpheus in three acts – Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, from the stage of Teatro Costanzi in Rome. Conductor Gianluca Capuano leads the Rome Opera Orchestra, in this co-production of Italy’s Teatro dell’Opera, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Château de Versailles Spectacles of France and […]

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