Mystery score

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Season Announcement Season: Lyric Opera of Chicago

H/T La Cieca; I'm not on LOC's press list:
  • Elektra  (New production)  Christine Goerke, Jill Grove, Emily Magee, Alan Held  Sir Andrew Davis/cond., David McVicar/dir.
  • Simon Boccanegra (Covent Garden production)  Thomas Hampson, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Krassimira Stoyanova, Frank Lopardo . Sir Andrew Davis/cond., Elijah Moshinsky/dir.
  • Werther  (New production)  Matthew Polenzani, Sophie Koch, Kiri Deonarine, Craig Verm.  Sir Andrew Davis/cond., Francisco Negrin/dir.
  • Don Pasquale  (Dallas Opera production – “new to Chicago”)  Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Marlis Petersen, René Barbera, Corey Crider. Stephen Lord/cond., Sir Thomas Allen/dir.
  • Hansel and Gretel  (LOC production)  Elizabeth DeShong, Maria Kanyova, Jill Grove.  Ward Stare/cond., Richard Jones/orig. prod.
  • La bohème  (San Francisco Opera production – “new toChicago”)  Ana María Martínez/Anna Netrebko, Dimitri Pittas/Joseph Calleja, Elizabeth Futral. Emmanuel Villaume/cond., Louisa Muller/dir.
  • Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg  (New production)  James Morris, Johan Botha, Amanda Majeski, Bo Skovhus.  Sir Andrew Davis/cond., David McVicar/orig. prod.
  • Rigoletto (“New staging with Lyric sets/costumes”)  Andrzej Dobber/Željko Lucic, Albina Shagimuratova,  Giuseppe Filianoti, Andrea SilvestrelliEvan Rogister/cond., TBA/dir.
  • A Streetcar Named Desire  (“Staged concert performance”)  Renée Fleming, Susanna Philips, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Anthony Dean GriffeyEvan Rogister/cond., Brad Dalton/dir.
Thomas Hampson as Boccanegra? Well, if Placido could do it.....I am not a big Meistersingeri fan, and at this point in his career, Sachs seems a bit much for Morris. Elektra and Hansel look good, for sure.

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