Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcast Schedule

THE LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO BROADCASTS
Broadcast Schedule - Spring 2014

PROGRAM #:   LOC 14-01
RELEASE:   May 17, 2014

OPERA:   OTELLO (in Italian)
COMPOSER:   Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by:   Arrigo Boito, after William Shakespeare's tragedy

CAST:
Montano:  Anthony Clark Evans
Cassio:  Antonio Poli
Iago: Falk Struckmann
Roderigo:  John Irvin
Otello:  Johan Botha
Desdemona: Ana María Martínez
Emilia:  Julie Anne Miller
A Herald:  Richard Ollarsaba
Lodovico:  Evan Boyer
Actors:  Phoenix Alazam, Jon Beal, Michael T. Black, Matt Cobb, Chuck Coyl, Katherine Coyl, Wesley Truman Daniel, Tony DiFalco, Paula Dudzik-Muenzner, Patrick Dunham, Arianne Ellison, Chris Lafferty, Kirsten Lendyke,  Kurt Merrill, Greg Poljacik, Leighton Schlanger, Elise Spoerlein

CONDUCTOR:  Bertrand De Billy
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Sir Peter Hall
REVIVAL DIRECTOR: Ashley Dean
CHORUS:   Anima - Young Singers of Greater Chicago
CHORUS MASTER:  Emily Ellsworth
CHORUS:   Lyric Opera Chorus
CHORUS MASTER:  Michael Black

Approx. Length:  3 hours



PROGRAM #:   LOC 14-02
RELEASE:   May 24, 2014

OPERA:   MADAMA BUTTERFLY (in Italian)
COMPOSER:   Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by:   Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, after the short story by John Luther Long and the play by David Belasco

CAST:
Lt. B. F. Pinkerton:  Stefano Secco
Goro:   David Cangelosi
Suzuki:  Maryann McCormick
Sharpless:  Christopher Purves
Cio-Cio-San:  Patricia Racette
Imperial Commissioner:  Richard Ollarsaba
Official Registrar: Will Liverman
The Bonze:  David Govertsen
Prince Yamadori:  Anthony Clark Evans
Sorrow, Butterfly's child:  Tye Pauley
Kate Pinkerton:  Laura Wilde

CONDUCTOR:  Marco Armiliato
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Michael Grandage
REVIVAL DIRECTOR: Louisa Muller
CHORUS:   Lyric Opera Chorus
CHORUS MASTER:  Michael Black

Approx. Length:  3 hours



PROGRAM #:   LOC 14-03
RELEASE:   May 31, 2014

OPERA:   PARSIFAL (in German)
COMPOSER:   Richard Wagner

CAST:
Parsifal:  Paul Groves
Kundry:  Daveda Karanas
Amfortas:  Thomas Hampson
Gurnemanz:  Kwangchul Youn
Klingsor: Tómas Tómasson
Titurel: Rúni Brattaberg

CONDUCTOR:  Sir Andrew Davis
DIRECTOR:   John Caird
CHORUS:   Lyric Opera Chorus
CHORUS MASTER:  Michael Black

Approx. Length:  4 hours 45 minutes



PROGRAM #:   LOC 14-04
RELEASE:   June 7, 2014

OPERA:   LA TRAVIATA (in Italian)
COMPOSER:   Giuseppe Verdi

CAST:
Violetta:  Marina Rebeka
Alfredo:  Joseph Calleja
Giorgio: Germont  Quinn Kelsey

CONDUCTOR:  Massimo Zanetti
DIRECTOR:   Arin Arbus
CHORUS:   Lyric Opera Chorus
CHORUS MASTER:  Michael Black

Approx. Length:  3 hours



PROGRAM #:   LOC 14-05
RELEASE:   June 14, 2014

OPERA:   DIE FLEDERMAUS (in German)
COMPOSER:   Johann Strauss, Jr.

CAST:
Rosalinde:   Juliane Banse
Eisenstein:   Bo Skovhus
Adele:    Daniela Fally
Falke:    Adrian Eröd
Alfred:    Michael Spyres
Prince Orlofsky:  Emily Fons
Frank:    Andrew Shore

CONDUCTOR:  Ward Stare
DIRECTOR:   E. Loren Meeker
CHORUS:   Lyric Opera Chorus
CHORUS MASTER:  Michael Black

Approx. Length:  3 hours 20 minutes



PROGRAM #:   LOC 14-06
RELEASE:   June 21, 2014

OPERA:   THE BARBER OF SEVILLE (in Italian)
COMPOSER:   Gioachino Rossini

CAST:
Figaro:  Nathan Gunn
Rosina:  Isabel Leonard
Almaviva:  Alek Shrader
Bartolo: Alessandro Corbelli
Basilio:  Kyle Ketelsen

CONDUCTOR:  Michael Mariotti
DIRECTOR:   Rob Ashford
CHORUS:   Lyric Opera Chorus
CHORUS MASTER:  Michael Black

Approx. Length:  3 hours 15 minutes


PROGRAM #:   LOC 14-07
RELEASE:   June 28, 2014

OPERA:   RUSALKA (in Czech)
COMPOSER:   Antonin Dvorák

CAST:
Rusalka:  Ana María Martínez
Prince:  Brandon Jovanovich
Jezibaba:  Jill Grove
Vodnik:  Eric Owens
Foreign Princess:  Ekaterina Gubanova

CONDUCTOR:  Sir Andrew Davis
DIRECTOR:   Sir David McVicar
CHORUS:   Lyric Opera Chorus
CHORUS MASTER:  Michael Black

Approx. Length:  3 hours 30 minutes



PROGRAM #:   LOC 14-08
RELEASE:   July 5, 2014

OPERA:   LA CLEMENZA DI TITO (in Italian)
COMPOSER:   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

CAST:
Tito:   Matthew Polenzani
Sesto:   Joyce DiDonato
Vitellia:  Amanda Majeski
Anno: Cecelia Hall
Servilia: Emily Birsan
Publio: Christian Van Horn

CONDUCTOR:  Sir Andrew Davis
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Sir David McVicar
REVIVAL DIRECTOR: Marie Lambert
CHORUS:   Lyric Opera Chorus
CHORUS MASTER:  Michael Black

Approx. Length:  3 hours