Lyric Opera of Chicago

2010-2011 Performance and Cast Archive

NEW PRODUCTION

Macbeth 

Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 1, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 30/In Italian

New Lyric Opera production generously made possible by The Gramma Fisher Foundation of Marshalltown, Iowa, the Abbott Fund, Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin, and Nancy W. Knowles.  

  

Macbeth

 Thomas Hampson

Banquo 

 Štefan Kocán

Lady Macbeth

 Nadja Michael

A Servant
A Herald
A Physician

 Sam Handley

Macduff

 Leonardo Capalbo 

Lady Banquo

 Carter Scott

Malcolm

 Konstantin Stepanov

An Assassin

 Sam Handley

First Apparition

 Evan Boyer

Second Apparition

Jennifer Jakob 

Third Apparition

 Amanda Majeski

Lady in Waiting

Carter Scott 

Actors

Chaon Cross
Kevin Barry Crowley
Daniel Joseph Coonley
Tony Di Falco
Steve Hiltebrand
Sean M. Kaplan
Richard Manera
John Timothy McFarland
Kiley B. Moore
Matt Rehwoldt
Matt Roben
Noah Jerome Schwartz
John Stokvis

Conductor

 Renato Palumbo

Stage Director

 Barbara Gaines

Set Designer

 James Noone

Costume Designer

 Virgil C. Johnson

Lighting Designer

 Robert Wierzel

Chorus Master

 Donald Nally

Choreographer

Harrison McEldowney 

Wigmaster and Makeup Designer

 Richard Jarvie

Assistant Stage Director

E. Loren Meeker

Stage Manager

Caroline Moores

Stage Band Conductor

William C. Billingham

Musical Preparation

William C. Billingham
Speranza Scappucci
Robert Tweten

Fight Director

Robin McFarquhar

Projected Titles

Francis Rizzo

 


Carmen

 Georges Bizet
Oct. 13, 16, 20, 22, 25, 29; Mar. 12, 15, 18, 24, 27 /In French
The Julius Frankel Foundation Production in memory of Ardis Krainik.
Revival generously made possible by an Anonymous Donor and the Donna Van Eekeren Foundation.

 

Moralés

 Paul La Rosa

Micaëla

Elaine Alvarez
Nicole Cabell (March)

Don José

Yonghoon Lee
Brandon Jovanovich (March)

Zuniga

 Craig Irvin 

Carmen

Katharine Goeldner
Nadia Krasteva (March)

Frasquita

 Jennifer Jakob

Mercédès

 Emily Fons

Escamillo

 Kyle Ketelsen

Dancaïre

 Paul Scholten

Remendado

René Barbera
James Kryshak (Oct. 16)

Chicago Children's Choir

 

Conductor

 Alain Altinoglu

Stage Director

 Harry Silverstein

Set Designer

 Robin Don

Costume Designer

Robert Perdziola

Lighting Designer

 Jason Brown

Chorus Master

 Donald Nally

Children's Chorus Master

Josephine Lee

Choreographer and Ballet Mistress

 August Tye

Wig and Makeup Designer

 Richard Jarvie

Assistant Stage Director

Elise Sandell

Stage Manager

John W. Coleman

Stage Band Conductor

Craig Terry

Musical Preparation

Philip Morehead
Craig Terry
Eric Weimer

Prompter

Susan Miller Hult

Fight Director

Chuck Coyl

Projected English Titles

Francis Rizzo

 


 

LYRIC OPERA PREMIERE
NEW PRODUCTION  

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

 

Benjamin Britten 
Nov. 5, 8, 10, 13, 17, 20, 23/In English
Co-production of Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, and Canadian Opera Company
Generous sponsors for this production are The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust, The Earl and Brenda Shapiro Foundation, and Roberta L. and Robert J. Washlow

 

 

Cobweb

 Kenny Lumb

Mustardseed

 Anna Stephan

Peaseblossom

 Alexandra Oates

Moth

 Benjamin Hoppe

Puck

 Eseban Andrews Cruz

Oberon

 David Daniels

Tytania

 Anna Christy

Lysander

Shawn Mathey

Hermia

Elizabeth DeShong

Demetrius

Lucas Meachem

Helena

Erin Wall

Quince

Sam Handley

Bottom

Peter Rose

Flute

Keith Jameson

Starveling

Paul Scholten

Snout

James Kryshak

Snug

Wilbur Pauley

Theseus

Craig Irvin

Hippolyta

Kelley O'Connor

Anima - Young Singers of Greater Chicago

 

Conductor

 Rory Macdonald

Stage Director

 Neil Armfield

Set and Costume Designer

 Dale Ferguson

Lighting Designer

 Damien Cooper

Children's Chorus Master

 Emily Ellsworth

Choreographer and Associate Stage Director

Denni Sayers

Wig and Makeup Designer

 Richard Jarvie

Assistant Stage Director

E. Loren Meeker

Stage Manager

Rachel Tobias

Stage Band Conductor

Matthew Piatt

Musical Preparation

William C. Billingham
Matthew Piatt
Eric Weimer

Projected English Titles

David McCane & Colin Ure

 


A Masked Ball

 

Giuseppe Verdi  
Nov. 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30; Dec.  4, 10 /In  Italian
Lyric Opera presentation generously made possible by the NIB Foundation, Margot and Josef Lakonishok, an Anonymous Donor, and, Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Reyes  

 

Count Horn (Tomaso)

 Sam Handley

Count Ribbing (Samuele)

 Craig Irvin

Oscar

 Kathleen Kim

King Gustavus III of Sweden (Riccardo)

 Frank Lopardo

Count Anckarström (Renato)

 Mark Delavan

Judge

 René Barbera

Mme. Arvidson (Ulrica)

 Stephanie Blythe

Christian (Silvano)

 Paul La Rosa

Amelia's Servant

 James Kryshak

Amelia Anckarström

 Sondra Radvanovsky

Conductor

 Asher Fisch
Philip Morehead (Dec. 10)

Stage Director

 Renata Scotto

Costume Designer

 John Conklin

Lighting Designer

 Christine Binder

Chorus Master

 Donald Nally

Choreographer

 August Tye

Wigmaster and Makeup Designer

 Richard Jarvie

Assistant Stage Director

Elise Sandell

Stage Manager

John W. Coleman

Stage Band Conductor

Eric Weimer

Musical Preparation

Elizabeth Buccheri
Eric Weimer

Prompter

Susan Miller Hult

Projected English Titles

Francis Rizzo

 

 


NEW PRODUCTION

The Mikado 

Sir William S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan
Dec. 6, 8, 11; Jan. 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 21/In English
New Lyric Opera production generously made possible by Jim and Vicki Mills/Jon and Lois Mills, Exelon, and The Negaunee Foundation.  

 

Nanki-Poo

 Toby Spence

Pish-Tush

 Philip Kraus

Pooh-Bah

 Andrew Shore

Ko-Ko

 Neal Davies

Yum-Yum

 Andriana Chuchman

Peep-Bo

 Emily Fons

Pitti-Sing

 Katharine Goeldner

Katisha

 Stephanie Blythe

The Mikado

 James Morris

Conductor

 Sir Andrew Davis
Philip Morehead (Jan. 11, 13, 15, 21)

Stage Director

 Gary Griffin

Set and Costume Designer

 Mark Thompson

Lighting Designer 

 Christine Binder

Chorus Master

 Donald Nally

Wigmaster and Makeup Designer

 Richard Jarvie

Assistant Stage Director

Matthew Ozawa

Stage Manager

Caroline Moores

Musical Preparation

William C. Billingham
Philip Morehead
Craig Terry

Fight Director

Chuck Coyl

Text Adaptation for Projected Titles

Francis Rizzo

 


SUBSCRIBER APPRECIATION CONCERT

Renee Fleming, soprano

Dec. 12
Lead Sponsor: Liz Stiffel.
Supporting Sponsor: Harris Private Bank.

Soprano

 Renee Fleming

Orchestra

 The Lyric Opera Orchestra

Conductor

 Sir Andrew Davis

Stage Manager

 John Coleman

Assistant Stage Manager

 Caroline Moores

Projected Titles

 Francis Rizzo and Roger Pines

 


The Girl of The Golden West

Giacomo Puccini
Jan. 22, 26, 29; Feb. 4, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21/In Italian 
The Gramma Fisher Foundation of Marshalltown, Iowa, Production.
Revival made possible by The Walter E. Heller Foundation in loving memory of Alyce H. DeCosta and M. James Termondt, Mazza Foundation, and the Howard A. Stotler Estate.

 

Handsome

Paul La Rosa 

Harry

René Barbera 

Joe

 James Kryshak

Happy

 Paul Scholten

Nick

David Cangelosi 

Sid

 Philip Kraus

Sonora

 Daniel Sutin

Trin

 David Portillo

Jim Larkens

Corey Crider

Jake Wallace

Paul Corona

Jack Rance

Marco Vratogna

Ashby

Craig Irvin

Minnie

Deborah Voigt

Pony Express Rider

Javier Bernardo

Ramerrez (Dick Johnson)

Marcello Giordani
Roy Cornelius Smith (Feb.9, 12, 15)

José Castro

Sam Handley

Wowkle

Katherine Lerner

Billy Jackrabbit

Evan Boyer

Conductor

Sir Andrew Davis

Original Production

 Harold Prince

Stage Director

 Vincent Liotta

Orginial Set Designer

 Eugene Lee

Original Costume Designer

Franne Lee

New Scenery and Costumes

Scott Marr

Lighting Designer

 Jason Brown

Chorus Master

 Donald Nally

Wigmaster and Makeup Designer

 Richard Jarvie

Assistant Stage Director

Matthew Ozawa

Stage Manager

John W. Coleman

Stage Band Conductor

Matthew Piatt

Musical Preparation

Pamela Bullock
Craig Terry
Robert Tweten

Prompter

Susan Miller Hult

Fight Director

Nicolas Sandys

Projected English Titles

Francis Rizzo

 


PRODUCTION NEW TO CHICAGO

Lohengrin

Richard Wagner
Feb. 11, 16, 20, 25; Mar. 1, 5, 8/In German
Lyric Opera presentation generously made possible by two Anonymous Donors, Mrs. A. Watson Armour, Marlys A. Beider, Mr. & Mrs. Dietrich M. Gross, Irma Parker.
Production owned by Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

  

The Herald

 Lester Lynch

Friedrich, Count of Telramund

 Greer Grimsley

King Heinrich

 Georg Zeppenfeld

Elsa of Brabant

 Emily Magee
Amber Wagner (March 5, 8)

Lohengrin

Johan Botha 

Ortrud

Michaela Schuster

Four Nobles

René Barbera
Javier Barnardo (Feb. 16 - Act 3, Mar. 5) James Kryshak
Sam Handley
Evan Boyer 

Four Pages

Jennifer Jakob
Amanda Majeski
Emily Fons
Katherine Lerner 

Conductor

 Sir Andrew Davis

Stage Director

 Elijah Moshinsky

Set and Costume Designer

 John Napier

Lighting Designer

 Christine Binder

Chorus Master

 Donald Nally

Original Movement Director

 Eleanor Fazan

Movement Director

August Tye

Wigmaster and Makeup Designer

Richard Jarvie

Associate Stage Director

Andrew Sinclair

Associate Stage Director

E. Loren Meeker

Stage Manager

Caroline Moores

Stage Band Conductor

Eric Weimer

Musical Preparation

William C. Billingham
Eric Weimer

Prompter

Jonathan Khuner

Fight Director

Nicolas Sandys

Projected English Titles

Peter Bloor

 


NEW PRODUCTION
LYRIC OPERA PREMIERE

Hercules

George Frederic Handel
Mar. 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 21/In English
Generously made possible by Julie and Roger Baskes, Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson, Richard P. and Susan Kiphart, Sidley Austin LLP, American Express, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Lichas

 David Daniels

Dejanira

 Alice Coote

Hyllus

 Richard Croft

Iole

 Lucy Crowe

Hercules

 Eric Owens

Actors

W. Patrick Dunham
Marckarthur Johnson

Conductor

 Harry Bicket

Stage Director

 Peter Sellars

Set Designer

 George Tsypin

Costume Designer

Dunya Ramicova 

Lighting Designer

 James F. Ingalls 

Chorus Master

Donald Nally

Wigmaster and Makeup Designer

Richard Jarvie

Assistant Stage Manager

Matthew Ozawa

Stage Manager

John W. Coleman

Musical Preparation

Susan Miller Hult
Philip Morehead
Matthew Piatt
Craig Terry

Text Adaptation for Projected Titles

Francis Rizzo