Lyric Opera of Chicago

2007-2008 SEASON PERFORMANCE AND CAST ARCHIVE

La traviata
Giuseppe Verdi 
Sept. 29; Oct. 3 (matinee), 6, 9, 12, 15; Jan. 11, 14, 17 (matinee), 20 (matinee), 23, 26. / in Italian
The Gramma Fisher Foundation of Marshalltown, Iowa, Production. Revival generously made possible by The Port, Washlow and Errant Families; JPMorgan Chase; Abbott Fund; and Nancy W. Knowles.
 

Violetta
 
Elizabeth Futral (Sept./Oct.)
Violetta
 
Renée Fleming (Jan.)
Alfredo
 
Joseph Calleja (Sept./Oct.)
Alfredo
 
Matthew Polenzani (Jan.)
Germont
 
Mark Delavan (Sept./Oct.)
Germont
 
Thomas Hampson (Jan.)
Flora
 
Buffy Baggott
Annina
 
Marjorie Owens
Annina
 
Amber Wagner (Jan. 14)
Gastone
 
David Portillo
Baron Douphol
 
Philip Kraus
Marquis D’Obigny
 
Phillip Dothard
Dr. Grenvil
 
Paul Corona
Giuseppe
 
Edward Mout
Commissioner
 
Jordan Shanahan
Flora's Servant
 
Matthew Carroll
Conductor
 
Bruno Bartoletti (Sept./Oct.)
Conductor
 
Sir Andrew Davis (Jan.)
Stage Director
 
Frank Corsaro
Designer
 
Desmond Heeley
Lighting Designer
 
Christine Binder
Chorus Master
 
Donald Nally
Choreographer/Ballet Mistress
 
Sara Stewart
Wig & Make Up Designer
 
Richard Jarvie
La bohème
Giacomo Puccini
 
Oct. 1, 4 (matinee), 7 (matinee), 10, 13, 16; Nov. 9, 14 (matinee), 17, 21, 23. / in Italian
The James C. Hemphill Production.
Revival generously made possible by Jim and Vicki Mills/Jon and Lois Mills and NIB Foundation.
 

Mimi
 
Elaine Alvarez (Oct.)
Mimi
 
Serena Farnocchia (Nov.)
Rodolfo
 
Roberto Aronica (Oct.)
Rodolfo
 
Gwyn Hughes Jones (Nov.)
Musetta
 
Nicole Cabell
Marcello
 
Quinn Kelsey
Schaunard
 
Levi Hernandez
Colline
 
Andrea Silvestrelli
Benoit/Alcindoro
 
Dale Travis
Parpignol
 
Edward Mout
Sergeant
 
Paul Corona
Custom Officer
 
Jordan Shanahan
"Prugne de Tours"
 
Joe Martorano
"Prugne de Tours"
 
Tim Bradley (Nov. 9)
Conductor
 
Sir Andrew Davis
Stage Director
 
Renata Scotto
Designer
 
Pier Luigi Pizzi
Lighting Designer
 
Christine Binder
Chorus Master
 
Donald Nally
Children's Chorus Master
 
Amelia Fonti
Wig & Make Up Designer
 
Richard Jarvie

LYRIC OPERA PREMIERE
Julius Caesar
George Frideric Handel
 
Nov. 2, 6, 11 (matinee), 15, 19, 24, 28; Dec. 1, 2007 / in Italian
This production of Julius Caesar was originally created for Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
The Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust and The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust are the generous sponsors of this Lyric Opera presentation.
 

Cesare
 
David Daniels
Cleopatra
 
Danielle de Niese
Sesto
 
Maite Beaumont
Cornelia
 
Patricia Bardon
Tolomeo
 
Christophe Dumaux
Nireno
 
Gerald Thompson
Achilla
 
Wayne Tigges
Curio
 
Darren Stokes
Conductor
 
Emmanuelle Haïm
Stage Director
 
David McVicar
Set Designer
 
Robert Jones
Costume Designer
 
Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting Designer
 
Paule Constable
Chorus Master
 
Donald Nally
Choreographer
 
Andrew George
Ballet Mistress
 
August Tye
Wig & Make Up Designer
 
Richard Jarvie

NEW PRODUCTION
Die Frau ohne Schatten
Richard Strauss
 
Nov. 16, 20, 26, 30; Dec. 4, 8, 12, 16 (matinee), 20. / in German
Lyric Opera production generously made possible by Mrs. A. Watson Armour, the Walter E. Heller Foundation in memory of Alyce H. DeCosta, an Anonymous Donor, the Mazza Foundation, and Howard A. Stotler.
 

Kaiserin
 
Deborah Voigt
Färberin
 
Christine Brewer
Amme
 
Jill Grove
Amme
 
Michaela Martens (Nov. 30)
Kaiser
 
Robert Dean Smith
Barak
 
Franz Hawlata
Geisterbote
 
Quinn Kelsey
Voice of Falcon
 
Stacey Tappan
Hunchback
 
John Easterlin
One-Eyed
 
Daniel Sutin
One-Armed
 
Andrew Funk
Guardian of Threshhold
 
Stacey Tappan
Voice from Above
 
Meredith Arwady
Apparation of a Young Man
 
Bryan Griffin
Servants
 
Stacey Tappan
Andriana Chuchman
Elizabeth De Shong
Unborn Children
 
Stacey Tappan
Andriana Chuchman
Marjorie Owens
Amber Wagner
Elizabeth De Shong
Meredith Arwady
Nightwatchmen
 
Daniel Billings
Paul Corona
Phillip Dothard
Conductor
 
Sir Andrew Davis
Director
 
Paul Curran
Designer
 
Kevin Knight
Lighting Designer
 
David Jacques
Chorus Master
 
Donald Nally
Ballet Mistress
 
August Tye
Wig & Make Up Designer
 
Richard Jarvie

LYRIC OPERA PREMIERE
Doctor Atomic
Composed by John Adams, Libretto by Peter Sellars
 
Dec. 14, 17, 19, 2007 & Jan. 5 (matinee), 9, 12, 15, 19, 2008 / in English
Coproduction with the San Francisco Opera Association and De Nederlandse Opera.
Lyric Opera production generously made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Barbara and Richard Franke, LaSalle Bank, The Boeing Company, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
 

Oppenheimer
 
Gerald Finley
Kitty Oppenheimer
 
Jessica Rivera
Edward Teller
 
Richard Paul Fink
General Groves
 
Eric Owens
General Groves
 
Darren Stokes (Jan. 5)
Robert Wilson
 
Thomas Glenn
Jack Hubbard
 
James Maddalena
James Nolan
 
Roger Honeywell
Pasqualita
 
Meredith Arwady
Conductor
 
Robert Spano
Stage Director
 
Peter Sellars
Set Designer
 
Adrianne Lobel
Costume Designer
 
Dunya Ramicova
Lighting Designer
 
James F. Ingalls
Sound Designer
 
Mark Grey
Asst. to Sound Designer
 
Brian Mohr
Chorus Master
 
Donald Nally
Choreographer
 
Lucinda Childs
Ballet Mistress
 
August Tye
Wig & Make Up Designer
 
Richard Jarvie
Falstaff
Gieseppe Verdi
 
Jan. 28; Feb. 1, 3 (matinee), 6, 9, 12, 15, 20 (matinee), 23. / in Italian
The Abbott Laboratories Production.
Revival generously made possible by Brenda and Earl Shapiro,Liz Stiffel, and UBS.
 

Falstaff
 
Andrew Shore
Ford
 
Boaz Daniel
Alice
 
Veronica Villarroel
Nannetta
 
Stacey Tappan
Meg
 
Elizabeth De Shong
Quickly
 
Meredith Arwady
Fenton
 
Bryan Griffin
Dr. Caius
 
David Cangelosi
Bardolfo
 
Rodell Rosel
Pistola
 
Andrew Funk
Pistola
 
Paul Corona (Feb. 9)
Conductor
 
Sir Andrew Davis
Director
 
Olivier Tambosi
Designer
 
Frank Philipp Schlössmann
Lighting Designer
 
Christine Binder
Chorus Master
 
Donald Nally
Wig & Make Up Designer
 
Richard Jarvie
The Barber of Seville
Gioachino Rossini
 
Feb. 16, 19, 22, 26, 29; March 3, 6 (matinee), 9 (matinee), 12 (matinee), 15, 19, 22. / in Italian
The Mr. and Mrs. Ben W. Heineman Production.
Revival generously made possible by Mr. & Mrs. Dietrich M. Gross.
 

Rosina
 
Joyce DiDonato
Almaviva
 
John Osborn
Almaviva
 
Edward Mout (March 9)
Figaro
 
Nathan Gunn
Figaro
 
Phillip Dothard (March 6, 9)
Bartolo
 
Philip Kraus (Feb. 16, 19, 22)
Bartolo
 
Andrew Shore (Feb. 26-March 22)
Basilio
 
Wayne Tigges
Berta
 
Lauren Curnow
Fiorello
 
Daniel Billings
Sergeant
 
David Portillo
Conductor
 
Donato Renzetti
Director
 
John Copley
Set Designer
 
John Conklin
Michael Stennett
 
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
 
Duane Schuler
Chorus Master
 
Donald Nally
Wig & Make Up Designer
 
Richard Jarvie
Eugene Onegin
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
 
March 1, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 21, 24, 27 (matinee), 30 (matinee) / in Russian
Production on loan from the Metropolitan Opera.
Lyric Opera presentation generously made possible by an Anonymous Donor and Nuveen Investments.
 

Dina Kuznetsova
 
Tatyana
Onegin
 
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (March 1-14)
Onegin
 
Mariusz Kwiecien (March 17-30)
Lensky
 
Frank Lopardo
Gremin
 
Vitalij Kowaljow
Olga
 
Nino Surguladze
Larina
 
Marie Plette
Filipyevna
 
Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Filipyevna
 
Meredith Arwady (March 1)
Triquet
 
Keith Jameson
Zaretsky
 
Darren Stokes
Captain
 
Daniel Billings
Peasant solo
 
Gerald Frantzen
Conductor
 
Sir Andrew Davis
Production
 
Robert Carsen
Revival Stage Director
 
Paula Suozzi
Designer
 
Michael Levine
Original Lighting Designer
 
Jean Kalman
Lighting Designer
 
Christine Binder
Chorus Master
 
Donald Nally
Choreography
 
Serge Bennathan
Revival Choreographer/Ballet Mistress
 
August Tye
Wig & Make Up Designer
 
Richard Jarvie