Johan Botha http://redriverradio.org en Lyric Opera of Chicago 2014: Verdi's Otello (in Italian) http://redriverradio.org/post/lyric-opera-chicago-2014-verdis-otello-italian <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Saturday, May 17 at 12 noon.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Featuring Anthony Clark Evans as&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Montano</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Antonio </span>Poli<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as </span>Cassio<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and Johan </span>Botha<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as </span>Otello<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, with Falk </span>Struckmann<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as </span>Iago<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, John Irvin as </span>Roderigo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Ana </span>María<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Martínez<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as Desdemona, Julie Anne Miller as Emilia, Richard </span>Ollarsaba<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as A Herald and Evan Boyer as </span>Lodovico<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Bertrand De Billy conducts. Actors: Phoenix </span>Alazam<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Jon Beal, Michael T. Black, Matt Cobb, Chuck </span>Coyl<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Katherine </span>Coyl<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Wesley Truman Daniel, Tony </span>DiFalco<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Paula </span>Dudzik-Muenzner<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Patrick Dunham, </span>Arianne<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ellison, Chris </span>Lafferty<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Kirsten </span>Lendyke<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Kurt Merrill, Greg </span>Poljacik<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Leighton </span>Schlanger<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Elise </span>Spoerlein<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></div><p> Sat, 17 May 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bill Beckett 44135 at http://redriverradio.org Lyric Opera of Chicago 2014: Verdi's Otello (in Italian) Bayreuth Opera Presents The Ring Cycle: Die Walküre http://redriverradio.org/post/bayreuth-opera-presents-ring-cycle-die-walk-re <p>Airs Saturday, November 16 at 12 noon. Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen is the perfect blend of words, action, music and drama into a "total work of art." It was the ultimate goal of Richard Wagner and nothing less than a complete revolution in theater. Wagner's vision became reality against all odds at his own festival in the Bavarian town of Bayreuth in 1876. Since then, only his own works have been performed there. The complete "Ring" premiered at the first Bayreuth Festival, and each new production has attracted the world's attention. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0000 36143 at http://redriverradio.org Bayreuth Opera Presents The Ring Cycle: Die Walküre Lyric Opera of Chicago: Wagner's Die Meistersinger http://redriverradio.org/post/lyric-opera-chicago-wagners-die-meistersinger <div><strong>Airs Saturday, June 22 at 12 noon.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week </span>tyhe<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Lyric Opera of Chicago </span>presenst<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> a Wagner masterpiece with Die </span>Meistersinger<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (in German) staring James Morris as Hans Sachs with Johan </span>Botha<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as </span>Stolzing<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Amanda&nbsp;</span>Majeski<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as Eva, Bo </span>Skovhus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as </span>Beckmesser<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, David </span>Portillo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as David and Jamie Barton as Magdalene.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 29025 at http://redriverradio.org Lyric Opera of Chicago: Wagner's Die Meistersinger