Posted 24 days ago in Arts and Culture by Jessica Cabe
Lyric Opera announced on January 24 its 2019-2020 season, with highlights like Rossini's The Barber of Seville and Puccini's Madama Butterfly, as well as three full performances of Wagner's Ring cycle.
Subscription tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. January 25 at lyricopera.org. Check out the full season below:
The Barber of Seville September 28-October 27
Starring Adam Plachetka, Mariane Crebassa, Lawrence Brownlee. Directed by Rob Ashford, with Sir Andrew Davis, conductor.
Verdi's Luisa Miller October 12-31
Starring Krassimira Stoyanova, Joseph Calleja, Quinn Kelsey, Christian Van Horn. Directed by Francesca Zambello, with Enrique Mazzola, conductor.
Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's Dead Man Walking (Chicago premiere) November 2-22
Starring Patricia Racette, Ryan McKinny, Clay Hilley. Directed by Leonard Foglia, with Nicole Paiement, conductor.
Mozart's Don Giovanni November 14-December 8
Starring Ildar Abdrazakov, Rachel Willis-Sorensen, Amanda Majeski, Ying Fang. Directed by Robert Falls, with James Gaffigan, conductor.
Donizetti's The Three Queens (semi-staged concert) December 1-7
Starring Sondra Radvanovsky performing the finales of “Anna Bolena,” “Maria Stuarda,” and “Roberto Devereux.” Directed by Matthew Ozawa, with Riccardo Frizza, conductor.
Puccini's Madama Butterfly February 6-March 8
Starring Ana Maria Martinez and Brian Jadge, Lianna Haroutounian and Brandon Jovanovich, Deborah Nansteel. Directed by Louisa Muller, with Henrik Nanasi, conductor.
Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades (Pikovaya Dama) February 15-March 1
Starring Brandon Jovanovich, Sondra Radvanovsky, Jane Henschel, Elizabeth DeShong. Directed by Benjamin Davis, with Sir Andrew Davis, conductor.
Wagner's Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods) (new production) April 4 and 11
Starring Christine Goerke, Burkhard Fritz, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Stephen Milling, Brian Mulligan, Mary Elizabeth Williams. Directed by David Pountney, with Sir Andrew Davis, conductor.
Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung (Der Ring des Nibelungen)
- Das Rheingold (The Rhine Gold) April 13, 20, 27, starring Eric Owens, Samuel Youn, Stefan Margita, Robert Brubaker, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner. Directed by David Pountney, with Sir Andrew Davis, conductor.
- Die Walküre (The Valkyrie) April 14, 21, 29, starring Christine Goerke, Eric Owens, Elisabet Strid, Brandon Jovanovich, Tanja Ariane Baumbartner. Directed by David Pountney, with Sir Andrew Davis, conductor.
- Siegfried April 16 and 23 and May 1, starring Christine Goerke, Burkhard Fritz, Eric Owens, Matthias Klink. Directed by David Pountney, with Sir Andrew Davis, conductor.
- Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods) April 18 and 25 and May 3, starring Christine Goerke, Burkhard Fritz, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Stephen Milling, Brian Mulligan, Mary Elizabeth Williams. Directed by David Pountney, with Sir Andrew Davis, conductor.
42nd Street May 29-June 21
Directed and choreographed by Stephen Mear in a production created by the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris. Cast and conductor will be announced at a later date.
Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson's Blue June 19-28 at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier
Directed by Thompson. Cast and conductor will be announced at a later date.
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