May 2014 programs on the Lyric Opera of Chicago

May 2014 programs on the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

Boiled down to its basics, Shakespeare's drama Otello is a simple one:  a heroic Moorish general is driven by jealousy to murder his young wife.

The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents an 8-week broadcast series beginning May 17 at 1:00 p.m. with Verdi's Otello.

5/17      Verdi:  Otello  (in Italian)

CAST:

Montano      Anthony Clark Evans

Cassio        Antonio Poli

Iago        Falk Struckmann

Roderigo      John Irvin

Otello        Johan Botha

Desdemona      Ana María Martínez

Emilia        Julie Anne Miller

A Herald      Richard Ollarsaba

Lodovico      Evan Boyer

5/24      Puccini:  Madama Butterfly (in Italian)

CAST:

Lt. B. F. Pinkerton     Stefano Secco

Goro         David Cangelosi

Suzuki       Maryann McCormick

Sharpless       Christopher Purves

Cio-Cio-San       Patricia Racette

Imperial Commissioner   Richard Ollarsaba

Official Registrar     Will Liverman

The Bonze       David Govertsen

Prince Yamadori     Anthony Clark Evans

Sorrow, Butterfly’s child   Tye Pauley

Kate Pinkerton     Laura Wilde

5/31      Wagner:  Parsifal (in German)

CAST:

Parsifal      Paul Groves

Kundry      Daveda Karanas

Amfortas      Thomas Hampson

Gurnemanz      Kwangchul Youn

Klingsor      Tómas Tómasson

Titurel        Rúni Brattaberg



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