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Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Founded in 1954, Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the world's greatest opera companies. Anthony Freud, Lyric’s general director, began his tenure in 2011. Sir Andrew Davis has served as Lyric’s music director since 2000. In 2010, Renée Fleming became Lyric’s first creative consultant. Lyric Opera of Chicago’s performances can be heard worldwide via live streaming, and on the radio during an nine-week broadcast season beginning in May 20, 2017.

July 2017 Lyric Opera of Chicago Programs

Jun 29, 2017
Lyric Opera of Chicago

7/1        Bizet:  Carmen 

CAST:
            Carmen: Anita Rachvelishvili
            Don José: Brandon Jovanovich
            Micaëla: Eleonora Buratto
            Escamillo: Christian Van Horn
            Zuniga: Bradley Smoak

7/8        Tchaikovsky:  Eugene Onegin

June 2017 Lyric Opera programs

May 28, 2017
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6/3     Berlioz: Les Troyens
CAST:
  Cassandre: Christine Goerke
  Didon: Susan Graham
  Énée: Brandon Jovanovich
  Chorèbe Lucas Meachem
  Narbal: Christian Van Horn
  Anna: Okka von der Damerau
6/10    Massenet: Don Quichotte
CAST:
  Don Quichotte: Ferruccio Furlanetto
  Dulcinée: Clémentine Margaine
  Sancho: Nicola Alaimo
6/17    Mozart: The Magic Flute
CAST:
  Pamina: Christiane Karg
  Tamino: Matthew Polenzani

May 2017 Lyric Opera of Chicago highlights

Apr 30, 2017
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5/20      Wagner: Das Rheingold

   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

5/28      Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor

   CAST:

   Lucia: Albina Shagimuratova

   Edgardo: Piotr Beczała

   Enrico: Quinn Kelsey

   Raimondo: Adrian Sâmpetrean

Lyric Opera

The 2016-2017 broadcast season of  Lyric Opera of Chicago runs May 10 through July 22 kicking off the ten-opera season with the Lyric's much-anticipated new Ring cycle, Das Rhinegold, which features perfromances by Eric Owens, Samuel Youn, and Stefan Margita. 

The season also includes: