Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Airs Saturday, May 28, at 12 noon. The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts returns this week with Gioachino Rossini's Cinderella featuring Isabel Leonard in the title roll with Alessandro Corbelli as Don Magifico, Lawrence Brownlee as Prince Ramiro, Vito Priante as Dandini, Christian Van Horn as Alidoro, Diana Newman as Clorinda, an Annie Rosen as Tisbe. Joan Font directs this production with Michael Black as chorus master and Sir Andrew Davis conducts.

The Lyric Opera Of Chicago: Season Overview

May 14, 2016
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Airs Saturday afternoons at 12 beginning May 14, 2016.
Hosted by Peter van de Graaff

Airs Saturday, May 14, at 12 noon. The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts return with opening night productions, following the end of the Metropolitan Opera season. This week we present The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Cast Members:
Figaro: Adam Plachetka
Suzanna: Christiane Karg
Countess Almaviva: Amanda Majeski
Count Almaviva: Luca Pisaroni
Cherubino: Rachel Frenkel
Marcellina: Katherine Goeldner
Bartolo: Brindley Sherratt

Airs Saturday, July 4, at 12 noon. On this week's broadcast from the Lyric Opera of Chicago we present George Gershwin’s classic Porgy & Bess featuring Eric Owens as Porgy and Adina Aaron as Bess with Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi as Clara; Chase Taylor as Mingo; Jermaine Smith as Sportin’ Life; Norman Garrett as Jake; Karen Slack as Serena; Bernard Holcomb as Robbins; Earl Hazell as Jim; Curtis Bannister as Peter; Veronica Chapman-Smith as Lily; and Gwendolyn Brown as Maria. Ward Stare will lead the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus and Michael Black is our chorus master. Suzanne Nance will host.

Airs Saturday, June 13, at 12 noon. This week from the Lyric Opera of Chicago it's one of Rogers' and Hammerstein's best loved works, Carousel starring Laura Osnes as Julie Jordan and Steven Pasquale as Billy Bigelow, with Jenn Gambatese as Carrie Pipperidge, Charlotte D’Amboise as Mrs. Mullin, J. Michael Finley as the First First Policeman, David Lively as David Bascombe, and Pamela Williams as Mrs. Bascombe. This production also features Denyce Graves as Nettie Fowler, Matthew Hydzik in the roll of Enoch Snow, Jarrod Emick as Jigger Craigin, and Emily Rohm as Arminy.

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