Lyric Opera of Chicago

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THE LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO BROADCASTS

Broadcast Schedule — Spring/Summer 2017

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 17-01

RELEASE:                            May 20, 2017

OPERA:                                 DAS RHEINGOLD

COMPOSER:                         Richard Wagner

Libretto by:                             Richard Wagner

CAST:

Wotan:                                    Eric Owens

Alberich:                                 Samuel Youn

Loge:                                       Štefan Margita

Fricka:                                     Tanja Ariane Baumgartner

Fasolt:                                     Wilhelm Schwinghammer

Fafner:                                     Tobias Kehrer

Erda:                                       Okka von der Damerau

CONDUCTOR:                      Sir Andrew Davis

DIRECTOR:                           David Pountney

Approx. Length:                   3 hours

PROGRAM #:                       LOC 17-02

RELEASE:                            May 27, 2017

OPERA:                                 LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR

COMPOSER:                         Gaetano Donizetti

Libretto by:                             Salvardore Cammarano

CAST:

Lucia:                                      Albina Shagimuratova

Edgardo:                                 Piotr Beczała

Enrico:                                    Quinn Kelsey

Raimondo:                              Adrian Sâmpetrean

CONDUCTOR:                      Enrique Mazzola

DIRECTOR:                           Graham Vick

CHORUS:                               Lyric Opera Chorus

CHORUS MASTER:              Michael Black

Approx. Length:                   3 hours

PROGRAM #:                       LOC 17-03

RELEASE:                            June 3, 2017

OPERA:                                 LES TROYENS

COMPOSER:                         Hector Berlioz

Libretto by:                             Hector Berlioz

CAST:

Cassandre:                               Christine Goerke

Didon:                                     Susan Graham

Énée:                                       Brandon Jovanovich

Chorèbe                                  Lucas Meachem

Narbal:                                    Christian Van Horn

Anna:                                      Okka von der Damerau

CONDUCTOR:                      Sir Andrew Davis

DIRECTOR:                           Tim Albery

CHORUS:                              Lyric Opera Chorus

CHORUS MASTER:              Michael Black

Approx. Length:                   5 hours

PROGRAM #:                       LOC 17-04

RELEASE:                            June 10, 2017

OPERA:                                 DON QUICHOTTE

COMPOSER:                         Jules Massenet

Libretto by:                             Henri Caïn

CAST:

Don Quichotte:                       Ferruccio Furlanetto

Dulcinée:                                 Clémentine Margaine

Sancho:                                   Nicola Alaimo

CONDUCTOR:                      Sir Andrew Davis

DIRECTOR:                           Matthew Ozawa

CHORUS:                               Lyric Opera Chorus

CHORUS MASTER:              Michael Black

Approx. Length:                   3 hours

PROGRAM #:                       LOC 17-05

RELEASE:                            June 17, 2017

OPERA:                                 THE MAGIC FLUTE

COMPOSER:                         Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Original Libretto by:               Emanuel Schikaneder

CAST:

Pamina:                                   Christiane Karg

Tamino:                                   Matthew Polenzani

Papageno:                               Adam Plachetka

Queen of the Night:                Kathryn Lewek

Sarastro:                                  Christof Fischesser

Papagena:                                Diana Newman

Speaker:                                  David Govertsen

CONDUCTOR:                      Rory Macdonald

DIRECTOR:                           Neil Armfield

CHORUS:                               Lyric Opera Chorus

CHORUS MASTER:              Michael Black

Approx. Length:                   3 hours, 30 minutes

PROGRAM #:                       LOC 17-06

RELEASE:                            June 24, 2017

OPERA:                                 NORMA

COMPOSER:                         Vincenzo Bellini

LIBRETTO:                            Felice Romani

CAST:

Norma:                                    Sondra Radvanovsky

Adalgisa:                                 Elizabeth DeShong

Pollione:                                  Russell Thomas

Oroveso:                                 Andrea Silvestrelli

CONDUCTOR:                      Riccardo Frizza

DIRECTOR:                           Kevin Newbury

CHORUS:                               Lyric Opera Chorus

CHORUS MASTER:              Michael Black

Approx. Length:                   3 hours, 30 minutes

PROGRAM #:                       LOC 17-07

RELEASE:                            July 1, 2017

OPERA:                                 CARMEN

COMPOSER:                         Georges Bizet

LIBRETTO:                            Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy

CAST:

Carmen:                                  Anita Rachvelishvili

Don José:                                Brandon Jovanovich

Micaëla:                                  Eleonora Buratto

Escamillo:                               Christian Van Horn

Zuniga:                                    Bradley Smoak

CONDUCTOR:                      Ainars Rubikis

DIRECTOR:                           Rob Ashford

CHORUS:                               Lyric Opera Chorus

CHORUS MASTER:            Michael Black

Approx. Length:                   3 hours, 30 minutes

PROGRAM #:                       LOC 17-08

RELEASE:                            July 8, 2017

OPERA:                                 EUGENE ONEGIN

COMPOSER:                         Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

LIBRETTO:                            Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Konstantin Shilovsky

CAST:

Onegin:                                   Mariusz Kwiecień

Tatyana:                                  Ana María Martínez

Lensky:                                   Charles Castronovo

Olga:                                       Alisa Kolosova

Gremin:                                   Dmitry Belosselskiy

Mme. Larina:                          Katharine Goeldner

Filipyevna:                              Jill Grove

CONDUCTOR:                      Alejo Pérez

DIRECTOR:                           Robert Carsen

REVIVAL DIRECTOR:        Paul Suozzi

CHORUS:                               Lyric Opera Chorus

CHORUS MASTER:              Michael Black

Approx. Length:                   3 hours, 30 minutes

PROGRAM #:                       LOC 16-09

RELEASE:                            July 15, 2017

OPERA:                                 DON GIOVANNI

COMPOSER:                         Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

LIBRETTO:                            Lorenza da Ponte

CAST:

Don Giovanni:                        Mariusz Kwiecień

Leporello:                               Kyle Ketelsen

Donna Anna:                           Marina Rebeka

Donna Elvira:                          Ana María Martínez

Don Ottavio:                           Antonio Poli

Zerlina:                                   Andriana Chuchman

Masetto:                                  Michael Sumuel

Commendatore:                      Andrea Silvestrelli

CONDUCTOR:                      Sir Andrew Davis

DIRECTOR:                           Robert Falls

CHORUS:                               Lyric Opera Chorus

CHORUS MASTER:              Michael Black

Approx. Length:                   3 hours, 45 minutes

PROGRAM #:                       LOC 16-10

RELEASE:                            July 22, 2017

OPERA:                                              TANNHÄUSER (in German)

COMPOSER:                                     Richard Wagner

LIBRETTO:                                        Richard Wagner

 

CAST:

Tannhäuser                                          Johan Botha

Elisabeth                                             Amber Wagner

Venus                                                              Michaela Schuster

Wolfram                                              Gerald Finley

Landgraf                                             John Relyea

CONDUCTOR:                      Sir Andrew Davis

DIRECTOR:                           Tim Albery

CHORUS:                              Lyric Opera Chorus

CHORUS MASTER:             Michael Black

Approx. Length:                   3 hours, 50 minutes