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Lyric Opera Announces 2020-2021 season

Posted  2 years ago  in  Trending, Music, Arts and Culture

1 MIN READ -- Lyric Opera announced its 2020-2021 season, with highlights like Puccini's Tosca and Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, as well as buzzy newer works like the North American premiere of Sir George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence and the Chicago premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s Proving Up.


Subscription tickets are on sale now at lyricopera.org. Check out the full season below:

Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci September 17-October 10

Starring Elena Pankratova, Brian Jagde, Ambrogio Maestri, Jill Grove, Evgenia Muraveva, Russell Thomas, Ricardo Jose Rivera, and Mario Rojas. Directed by Robin Tebbutt, with Carlo Rizzi, conductor.

George Benjamin and Martin Crimp’s Lessons in Love and Violence (North American Premiere) September 27-October 9

Starring Georgia Jarman, Stéphane Degout, Gyula Orendt, William Burden, and Jonas Hacker. Directed by Dan Ayling, with Sir Andrew Davis, conductor.

Puccini's Tosca November 7-29

Starring Sondra Radvanovsky, Alexandra LoBianco, Joseph Calleja, Russell Thomas, Fabian Veloz, Joel Sorensen, and Alan Higgs. Directed by Louisa Muller, with Giampaolo Bisanti, conductor.

Verdi's Attila November 15-27

Starring Dmitry Belosselskiy, Tamara Wilson, Matthew Polenzani, and Nicola Alaimo. Directed by Daniele Abbado, with Enrique Mazzola, conductor.

Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek’s Proving Up (Chicago Premiere, presented at Chicago Shakespeare Theater) January 16-23

Casting for Proving Up will be announced at a later date. Directed by James Darrah, with Enrique Mazzola, conductor.

Saint-Saëns’ Samson and Delilah January 23-February 13

Starring Clémentine Margaine, Brandon Jovanovich, Quinn Kelsey, Reginald Smith, Jr., and Önay Köse. Directed by Peter McClintock, with Emmanuel Villaume, conductor.

Donizetti's The Elixir of Love (L’elisir d’amore) January 30-February 14

Starring Rosa Feola, Matthew Polenzani, Andrzej Filończyk, and Nicola Alaimo. Directed by Daniel Slater, with Eun Sun Kim, conductor.

Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro March 14-April 11

Starring Alex Esposito, Ying Fang, Federica Lombardi, Gordon Bintner, Kayleigh Decker, Katharine Goeldner, Brenton Ryan, and Peter Kálmán. Directed by Barbara Gaines, with Sir Andrew Davis, conductor.

Stravinsky's The Rake’s Progress March 21-April 6

Starring Andrew Staples, Janai Brugger, Luca Pisaroni, and Alice Coote. Directed by Roy Rallo, with Sir Andrew Davis, conductor.

Singin’ in the Rain June 4-27

This new-to-Chicago production and Lyric premiere is directed by Robert Carsen, choreographed by Stephen Mear, and conducted by Gareth Valentine. Cast will be announced at a later date.