Andrew Shore http://redriverradio.org en The Lyric Opera of Chicago: Johann Strauss, Jr.'s Die Fledermaus (in German) http://redriverradio.org/post/lyric-opera-chicago-johann-strauss-jrs-die-fledermaus-german <div><strong>Airs Saturday, June 14 at 12 noon.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week the Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Johann Strauss, Jr.'s </span>delighfull<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> opera Die </span>Fledermaus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> featuring </span>Juliane<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Banse<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as </span>Rosalinde<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with Bo&nbsp;</span>Skovhus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as </span>Eisenstein<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Daniela </span>Fally<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as Adele, Adrian </span>Eröd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as </span>Falke<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Michael </span>Spyres<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the roll of Alfred, Emily </span>Fons<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as Prince </span>Orlofsky<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Andrew&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Shore as Frank. &nbsp;E. Loren Meeker directs this production and Ward Stare conducts the Lyric Opera orchestra and chorus.</span></div><p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0000 45472 at http://redriverradio.org The Lyric Opera of Chicago: Johann Strauss, Jr.'s Die Fledermaus (in German) Bayreuth Opera Presents The Ring Cycle: Götterdämmerung http://redriverradio.org/post/bayreuth-opera-presents-ring-cycle-g-tterd-mmerung <div><strong>Airs Saturday, November 30 at 12 noon. </strong>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&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">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 </span>Bayreuth<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in 1876.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since then, only his own works have been performed there. The complete "Ring" premiered at the first </span>Bayreuth<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Festival, and each new production has attracted the world's attention. The&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">2013 rendition by stage director Frank </span>Castorf<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and conductor </span>Kyrill<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Petrenko<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> can be expected to generate controversy, as have productions in the past – following Wagner's own&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">exhortation to "create something new."</span></div><div>&nbsp;<br />This week, the final heroic drama this operatic cycle with Götterdämmerung starring Lance Ryan as Siegfried with sopraono Catherine Foster as Brünnhilde, soprano Claudia Mahnke as&nbsp;Waltraute<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, baritone Alexander </span>Marco-Buhrmester<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as </span>Gunther<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and soprano Allison Oakes as </span>Gutrune<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. This production also features baritone Andrew Shore as </span>Alberich<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, bass Attila Jun as&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hagen with </span>Mirella<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hagen as </span>Woglinde<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Julia </span>Rutigliano<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as </span>Wellgunde<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></div><p> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0000 36418 at http://redriverradio.org Bayreuth Opera Presents The Ring Cycle: Götterdämmerung