Lyric Opera of Chicago

Saturdays from 1-5 p.m., May through July

Lyric Opera of Chicago boasts having the most loyal subscribers in North America. Year after year, Chicago’s largest opera company presents the finest international singers, directors, and designers. The broadcasts deliver the magic of live performance while taking you backstage to meet the star.

Broadcast Schedule — Spring/Summer 2018

Please Note: due to production considerations, cast members for each production are subject to change. Please consult associated cue sheet for more details.

PROGRAM #: LOC 18-01

RELEASE: May 12, 2018

OPERA: Orphée et Eurydice (1774 Paris Version)

COMPOSER: Christoph Willibald Gluck Libretto by: Pierre-Louis Moline

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

CONDUCTOR: Harry Bicket DIRECTOR: John Neumeier

CHORUS: Lyric Opera Chorus

CHORUS MASTER: Michael Black 

PROGRAM #: LOC 18-02

RELEASE: May 19, 2018

OPERA: Rigoletto

COMPOSER: Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by: Francesco Maria Piave

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

CONDUCTOR: Marco Armiliato

DIRECTOR: E. Loren Meeker

CHORUS: Lyric Opera Chorus

CHORUS MASTER: Michael Black 

PROGRAM #: LOC 17-03

RELEASE: May 26, 2018

OPERA: Die Walküre

COMPOSER: Richard Wagner Libretto by: Richard Wagner

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

CONDUCTOR: Sir Andrew Davis

DIRECTOR: David Pountney

PROGRAM #: LOC 18-04

RELEASE: June 2, 2018

OPERA: The Pearl Fishers

COMPOSER: Georges Bizet Libretto by: Michel Carré and Eugène Cormon

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

CONDUCTOR: Sir Andrew Davis

DIRECTOR: Andrew Sinclair

CHORUS: Lyric Opera Chorus

CHORUS MASTER: Michael Black 

PROGRAM #: LOC 18-05

RELEASE: June 9, 2018

OPERA: Turandot

COMPOSER: Giacomo Puccini Libretto by: G. Adami and R. Simoni

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

CHORUS: Lyric Opera Chorus

CHORUS MASTER: Michael Black Approx. Length: 2 hours and 45 minutes

PROGRAM #: LOC 18-06 

RELEASE: June 16, 2018 OPERA: I Puritani

COMPOSER: Vincenzo Bellini Libretto by: Carlo Pepoli

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

CONDUCTOR: Enrique Mazzolla

DIRECTOR: Eric Einhorn

CHORUS: Lyric Opera Chorus

CHORUS MASTER: Michael Black