Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Airs Saturday, July 1, at 12 noon. This week from the Lyric Opera of Chicago they perform Charles Gounod's Romeo and Juliet staring Susanna Philips as Juliet and Joseph Calleja as Romeo, with Joshua Hopkins as Mercutio, Christian Van Horn as Fr. Laurence, Marianne Crebassa as Stephano, Deborah Nansteel as Gertrude, Philip Horst as Capulet, and Jason Slayden as Tybalt. This production is directed by Bartlett Sher with Michael Black as Chorus Master, and the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus all under the direction of Emmanuel Villaume.

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Airs Saturday, June 25, at 12 noon. This week from the Lyric Opera of Chicago they will perform Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss starring Sophie Koch as Octavian, Amanda Majeski as Marschallin, Christina Landshamer as Sophie, and Matthew Rose as Baron Ochs, with Martin Gantner as Faninal, Rene Barbera as A Singer, Megan Marino as Annia, and Rodell Rosel as Valzacchi. Michael Black is the chorus master, Marina Weber directs and the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus is under the direction of Edward Gardner.

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Airs Saturday, June 18, at 12 noon. This week from the Lyric Opera of Chicago they will perform Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco featuring Zeljko Lucic in the title role with Tatiana Serjan as Abigaille, Dmitry Belosselskiy as Zaccaria, Elizabeth DeShong as Fenena, Sergey Skorokhodov as Ismaele, Stefan Szkafarowsky as the High Priest, Laura Wilde as Anna, and Jesse Donner as Abdallo. Michael Black serves as Chorus Master, Matthew Ozawa directs and the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus are all under the direction of Carlo Rizzi.

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Airs Saturday, June 11, at 12 noon. This week from the Lyric Opera of Chicago we feature Franz Lehar's Merry Widow with Renee Fleming as Hannah, Thomas Hampson as Danilo, Heidi Stober as Valencienne, Michael Spyres as Camille, Patrick Carfizzi as Baron Zeta, Jonathan Johnson as St. Brioche, Paul LaRosa as Cascada and Jeff Dumas as Njegus. Susan Stroman directs, Michael Black is the chorus master and the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus are under the direction of Sir Andrew Davis.

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Airs Saturday, June 4, at 12 noon. This week the Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Alban Berg's Wozzeck with Tomasz Koniecnzy in the lead role and Angela Denoke as Marie. The production also features Gerhard Siegel as The Captain, Stefan Vinke as Drum Major, and Brindley Sherratt as The Doctor. Sir David McVicar directs and Michael Black is the Chorus Master and Sir Andrew Davis conducts the Lyric Opera orchestra and chorus.

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