Lyric Opera of Chicago

2009-2010 Season Performance and Cast Archive

NEW PRODUCTION 

Tosca 

Giacomo Puccini
Sep. 26, 30; Oct. 3, 7, 10, 11, 13; Jan. 10, 15, 19, 22, 25, 29/In Italian
Revival generously made possible by the Abbott Fund, Mr. and Mrs. John V. Crowe, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Nancy W. Knowles.
 
 

Floria Tosca

Deborah Voigt
September & October

Floria Tosca

 

Violeta Urmana
January

Mario Cavaradossi

Vladimir Galouzine
September & October

Mario Cavaradossi

Marco Berti
January

Baron Scarpia

James Morris
September & October

 

Baron Scarpia

Lucio Gallo
January

Sacristan

Dale Travis

Spoletta

John Easterlin
September & October

Spoletta

David Cangelosi
January

Angelotti

Craig Irvin

 

Sciarrone

Paul Corona

Jailer

Sam Handley

Shepherd

Angela Mannino

Children's Choir

Chicago Children's Choir

 

Conductor

Sir Andrew Davis
September & October

Conductor 

Stephen Lord
January

Original Production

Franco Zeffirelli

Stage Director

Garnett Bruce

Associate Stage Director

Paula Suozzi
January

 

Set Designer

Renzo Mongiardino

Costume Designer

Marcel Escoffier

Lighting Designer

Christine Binder

Chorus Master

Donald Nally

Wig and Makeup Designer

Richard Jarvie

 



Faust

 Charles Gounod
Oct. 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 30; Nov. 3, 7 /In French
The Port, Washlow and Errant Families Production.
Revival generously made possible by an Anonymous Donor, Randy and Melvin Berlin, and Northern Trust.

Faust

Piotr Beczala
October 5 – 23

Faust

Joseph Kaiser
October 30, November 3, 7

Marguerite

Ana María Martínez

Méphistophélès

René Pape
October 5 – 23

 

Méphistophélès

Kyle Ketelsen
October 30, November 3, 7

Valentin

Lucas Meachem

Siébel

Katherine Lerner

Marthe

Jane Bunnell

Wagner

Corey Crider

Conductor

Sir Andrew Davis

Stage Director

Frank Corsaro

Associate Stage Director

Amy Hutchison

Designer

Robert Perdziola

Lighting Designer

Christine Binder

Chorus Master

Donald Nally

Movement Director

Sara Stewart

Wig and Makeup Designer

Richard Jarvie

 


NEW PRODUCTION 

Ernani

 Giuseppe Verdi  
Oct. 27, 31; Nov. 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23/In Italian
Generous sponsors for this new production are The Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust and The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust.

Ernani

Salvatore Licitra

Elvira

Sondra Radvanovsky

Carlo

Boaz Daniel

Silva

Giacomo Prestia

Giovanna

Kathryn Leemhuis

Riccardo

René Barbera

Jago

Paul Corona

Conductor

Renato Palumbo

Stage Director

José María Condemi

Designer

Scott Marr

Lighting Designer

Duane Schuler

Chorus Master

Donald Nally

Wig and Makeup Designer

Richard Jarvie

 


Katya Kabanova

Leoš Janáček  
Nov. 22, 25, 28; Dec. 1, 4, 7, 12/In  Czech
Lyric Opera presentation generously made possible by an Anonymous Donor, Julie and Roger Baskes and Margot and Josef Lakonishok.
Production of Katya Kabanová originally created for the Metropolitan Opera.

Katya

Karita Mattila

Kabanicha

Judith Forst

Boris

Brandon Jovanovich

Varvara

Liora Grodnikaite

Kudrjáŝ

Garrett Sorenson

Dikoj

Andrew Shore

Tichon

Jason Collins

Glaša

Kathryn Leemhuis

Kuligin

Paul La Rosa

Fekluša

Amber Wagner

Conductor

Markus Stenz

Original Production

Jonathan Miller

Stage Director

Paula Williams

Designer

Robert Israel

Lighting Designer

Duane Schuler

Chorus Master

Donald Nally

Diction Coach

Yveta Synek Graff

Wigmaster and Makeup Designer

Richard Jarvie

 


NEW PRODUCTION 

The Merry Widow

Franz Lehár
Dec. 5, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 20; Jan. 5, 9, 14, 16/Lyric Opera production generously made possible by Jim and Vicki Mills/Jon and Lois Mills, an Anonymous Donor, the Howard A. Stotler Estate, Donna Van Eekeren, and Bank of America.

Hanna Glawari

Elizabeth Futral

Count Danilo Danilovich

Roger Honeywell

Valencienne

Andriana Chuchman

Camille de Rosillon

Stephen Costello

Baron Mirko Zeta

Dale Travis

Njegus

Jeff Dumas

Raoul St. Brioche

David Portillo

Viscount Cascada

Paul La Rosa

Pritchitch

Larry Adams

Kromov

James Rank

Bogdanovich

Bernie Yvon

Sylviane

Mary Ernster

Praskovia

Ann McMann

Olga

Susan Moniz

Margot

Leah Barsky

 

Frou-Frou

Andrea Beasom

 

Jou-Jou

Stephanie Martinez Bennitt

 

Dodo

Christina Luzwick

 

Lolo

Yael Levitin Saban

 

Clo-Clo

Laura E. Taylor

 

Solo Dancer

Victor Alexander

 

Solo Dancer

Hogan McLaughlin

 

Solo Dancer

Lawrence Neuhauser

 

Solo Dancer

Todd Rhoades

 

Solo Dancer

John Ross

 

Solo Dancer

James Monroe Stevko

 

Conductor

Emmanuel Villaume

Stage Director

Gary Griffin

Set Designer

Daniel Ostling

Costume Designer 

Mara Blumenfeld

Lighting Designer 

Christine Binder

Projection Designer
 

John Boesche

Chorus Master

Donald Nally

Choreographer

Daniel Pelzig

Ballet Mistress

August Tye

Wigmaster and Makeup Designer

Richard Jarvie


The Elixir of Love

Gaetano Donizetti
Jan. 23, 27, 30; Feb. 2, 5, 7, 10, 13, 19, 22/In Italian 
The Mrs. Thomas B. Burke and The I. A. O’Shaughnessy Foundation Production.
Revival made possible by Illinois Tool Works Inc., the NIB Foundation and Roberta L. and Robert J. Washlow.

Nemorino

Giuseppe Filianoti
January 23–February 5

 

Nemorino

Frank Lopardo
February 7–22

 

Adina

Nicole Cabell
January 23–February 5

Adina

Susanna Phillips
February 7–22

Belcore

Gabriele Viviani

 

Dulcamara

Alessandro Corbelli

Giannetta

Angela Mannino

Conductor

Bruno Campanella

Original Production

Giulio Chazalettes

Director

Vincent Liotta

Designer

Ulisse Santicchi

Lighting Designer

Jason Brown

Chorus Master

Donald Nally

Wigmaster and Makeup Designer

Richard Jarvie

 


NEW PRODUCTION
LYRIC PREMIERE

The Damnation of Faust

Hector Berlioz
Feb. 20, 24; Mar. 2, 5, 8, 13, 17/In French
Lyric Opera production generously made possible by Mr. and Mrs. William C. Vance, Mrs. A. Watson Armour, Edgar Foster Daniels, the Mazza Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Faust

Paul Groves

Marguerite

Susan Graham

Méphistophélès

John Relyea

Brander

Christian Van Horn

Solo Dancer

Kurt Adametz

 

Solo Dancer

Victor Alexander

 

Solo Dancer

Leah Barsky

 

Solo Dancer

Andrea Beasom

 

Solo Dancer

Melissa Bloch

 

Solo Dancer

Karen Castleman

 

Solo Dancer

Paul Christiano

 

Solo Dancer

Kari Gregg

 

Solo Dancer

Veronica Guadalupe

 

Solo Dancer

Jessie Gutierrez

 

Solo Dancer

Jarrett Kelly

 

Solo Dancer

Hogan McLaughlin

 

Solo Dancer

Dmitri Peskov

 

Solo Dancer

Todd Rhoades

 

Solo Dancer

John Ross

 

Solo Dancer

Yael Levitin Saban

 

Solo Dancer

James Monroe Stevko

 

Solo Dancer

J. P. Tenuta

 

Solo Dancer

Nefertiti Thomas

 

Solo Dancer

Tiffany Vann

 

Children's Chorus

Anima — Young Singers of Greater Chicago

 

Conductor

Sir Andrew Davis

Stage Director

Stephen Langridge

Set and Costume Designer

George Souglides

Lighting Designer

Wolfgang Göbbel

Projection Designer

John Boesche

Chorus Master

Donald Nally

Choreographer

Philippe Giraudeau

Ballet Mistress

August Tye

 

Wigmaster and Makeup Designer

Richard Jarvie

 

 


NEW PRODUCTION 

The Marriage of Figaro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
Feb. 28;Mar. 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 20, 22, 24, 27/In Italian
The Dr. and Mrs. Edwin J. DeCosta and the Walter E. Heller Foundation production.

Revival made possible by Mr. & Mrs. Dietrich M. Gross.

Figaro

Kyle Ketelsen

Susanna

Danielle de Niese

Countess Almaviva

Anne Schwanewilms
February 28, March 3, 6

Countess Almaviva

Nicole Cabell
March 15, 18, 20, 22, 24, 27

Countess Almaviva

Amanda Majeski
March 9, 12

Count Almaviva

Mariusz Kwiecien

Cherubino

Joyce DiDonato

Marcellina

Lauren Curnow 

Don Basilio

Keith Jameson

Bartolo

Andrea Silvestrelli

Barbarina

Angela Mannino

Antonio

Philip Kraus

Antonio

Sam Handley
March 12

Curzio

David Portillo

Peasant Girl

Amanda Majeski

Peasant Girl

Katherine Lerner

Conductor

Sir Andrew Davis
February 28; March 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 20

Conductor

Leonardo Vordoni
March 15, 22, 24, 27

Original Production

Sir Peter Hall

Stage Director

Herbert Kellner

Set and Costume Designer

John Bury

 

Lighting Designer

Duane Schuler

 

Chorus Master

Donald Nally

 

Choreographer

Kenneth von Heidecke

 

Ballet Mistress

August Tye

 

Wigmaster and Makeup Designer

Richard Jarvie