Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago announces roster updates for 2010-11 season

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For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, May 14, 2010

Lyric Opera of Chicago
announces roster updates for 2010-11 season

 William Mason, general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, has announced the following roster updates for the company’s 56th season, which begins Oct. 1, 2010, and concludes Mar. 27, 2011.

 

MACBETH  / Verdi  (9 performances Oct. 1-30)

Malcolm:                     Konstantin Stepanov (Lyric debut)

1st Apparition:             Evan Boyer (Lyric debut, Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

2nd Apparition:            Jennifer Jakob (Lyric debut, Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

3rd Apparition:             Amanda Majeski (Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

Servant/Assassin/
Herald/Doctor:            Sam Handley (Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

 

CARMEN  / Bizet (11 performances Oct. 13-29, Mar. 12-27)

Frasquita:                    Jennifer Jakob (Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

Mercedes:                    Emily Fons (Lyric debut, Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

Remendado:                René Barbera (Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

Dancaire:                     Paul Scholten (Lyric debut, Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

Zuniga:                        Craig Irvin (Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

Morales:                      Paul La Rosa (Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

Stage Director:            Harry Silverstein (replacing John Copley)

Children’s Chorus:      Chicago Children’s Choir

Lighting Designer:       Jason Brown

 

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM / Britten (7 performances Nov. 5 -23)

Theseus:                      Craig Irvin (Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

Quince:                        Sam Handley (Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

Snout:                          James Kryshak (Lyric debut, Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

Starveling:                   Paul Scholten (Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

Children’s Chorus:      Anima Young Singers of Greater Chicago

 

A MASKED BALL   / Verdi (8 performances Nov. 15-Dec. 10)

Sam:                            Craig Irvin (Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

Tom:                            Sam Handley (Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

Silvano:                       Paul La Rosa (Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

Judge:                          René Barbera (Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

Amelia’s Servant:        James Kryshak (Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

Conductor, Dec. 10:   Philip Morehead

 

THE MIKADO  / Gilbert and Sullivan (10 performances Dec. 6-Jan. 21)

Peep-Bo:                     Emily Fons (Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

Conductor,
Jan. 11, 13, 15, 21:      Philip Morehead

 

THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST  / Puccini (9 performances Jan. 22-Feb. 21            )

Jake Wallace:              Paul Corona

Trin:                             David Portillo

Larkens:                      Corey Crider

Sid:                              Philip Kraus

Ashby:                         Craig Irvin (Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

Harry:                          René Barbera (Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

Joe:                              James Kryshak (Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

Bello:                           Paul La Rosa (Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

Happy:                         Paul Scholten (Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

Jose Castro:                 Sam Handley (Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

Billy Jackrabbit:           Evan Boyer (Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

Wowkle:                      Katherine Lerner (Ryan Opera Center ensemble member)

 

LOHENGRIN  / Wagner (7 performances Feb. 11-Mar. 8)

Pages:                          Jennifer Jakob, Amanda Majeski, Emily Fons, Katherine Lerner
                                    (Ryan Opera Center ensemble members)

Nobles:                        René Barbera, James Kryshak, Sam Handley, Evan Boyer
                                    (Ryan Opera Center ensemble members)

 

 

Subscriptions for 8, 6, 5, or 4 operas are available with prices starting at $96. Single tickets will go on sale in mid-July. Call 312-332-2244 or go to www.lyricopera.org for more information about Lyric’s 2010-11 season.

 

 

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