1980 Season

Modest Musorgsky

Boris Godunov
Sept. 20, 23, 26, 29; Oct. 4, 8, 11, 14 / In Russian
Chicago presentation by the Gramma Fisher Foundation of Marshalltown, Iowa.
Production owned by the Metropolitan Opera Association, Inc.
 
Nikitich   Duane Clenton Carter  
Mitiukh   Terry Cook  
Tchelkalov   J. Patrick Raftery  
Shuisky   Jacque Trussel  
Boris Godunov   Nicolai Ghiaurov  
Pimen   Hans Sotin  
Dimitri   Wieslaw Ochman  
Hostess of the Inn   Lili Chookasian  
Missail   Florindo Andreolli  
Varlaam   Dimiter Petkov  
Border Guard   John Stott  
Xenia   Martha Finch–Monastero  
Feodor   Hilda Harris  
Old Nurse   Eva Dobrowska  
Boyar   Gregory Kunde  
Marina Mnishek   Ruza Baldani  
Rangoni   Noel Tyl  
Simpleton   David Gordon  
Khrushchov   William Mitchell  
Jesuit   Philip Van Lidth De Jeude  
Jesuit   Daniel McConnell  
Conductor   Bruno Bartoletti  
Stage Director   August Everding  
Scenery Designer   Ming Cho Lee  
Costume Designer   Peter J. Hall  
Lighting Designer   Duane Schuler  
Chorus Master   Giulio Favario  
Ballet Director   Maria Tallchief  
Choreographer   George Skibine  
Children's Chorus Master   Laurence Davis  

 

 

COMPANY PREMIERE

Lohengrin

Richard Wagner
Oct. 10, 13, 18, 21, 24, 28, 31; Nov. 5 / In German
Chicago presentation in memory of Betty Frankel.
Production owned by the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
 
Herald   Allan Monk  
Heinrich der Vogler   Hans Sotin  
Friedrich von Telramund   Leif Roar  
Elsa von Brabant   Eva Marton  
Lohengrin   William Johns  
Ortrud   Janis Martin  
Brabantian Noble   Gregory Kunde  
Brabantian Noble   Daniel McConnel  
Brabantian Noble   William Mitchell  
Brabantian Noble   John Stott  
Page   Martha Finch-Monastero  
Page   Frances Ginsberg  
Page   Sharon Graham  
Page   Mali Henigman  
Gottfried von Brabant   Brad Lund  
Conductor   Marek Janowski  
Conductor   Lee Schaenen (1 perf.)  
Stage Director   Roberto Oswald  
Scenery Designer   Roberto Oswald  
Costume Designer   Aníbal Lápiz  
Lighting Designers   Roberto Oswald  
Lighting Designers   Duane Schuler  
Chorus Master   Giulio Favario  

 

 

NEW PRODUCTION
COMPANY PREMIERE

Attila

Giuseppe Verdi
Oct. 25, 29; Nov. 1, 4, 7, 10, 14 / In Italian
The Gramma Fisher Foundation of Marshalltown, Iowa production.
Co–production with New York City Opera and San Diego Opera.
 
Attila   Jerome Hines (Oct. 25, 29)  
Attila   Nicolai Ghiaurov  
Uldino   Gregory Kunde  
Odabella   Gilda Cruz–Romo  
Ezio   Silvano Carroli  
Foresto   Veriano Luchetti  
Pope Leo I   Dimitri Kavrakos  
Conductor   Bruno Bartoletti  
Stage Director   Ernst Poettgen  
Scenery Designer   Ming Cho Lee  
Costume Designer   Hal George  
Lighting Designer   Duane Schuler  
Chorus Master   Giulio Favario  
Wig and Makeup Designer   Stan Dufford  
Children's Chorus Master   Laurence Davis  

 

 

Don Giovanni

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Nov. 15, 19, 22, 25, 28; Dec. 1, 6, 9, 12 / In Italian
Sponsored by The Crown Family
 
Leporello   Stafford Dean  
Don Giovanni   Richard Stilwell  
Don Giovanni   James Morris (Nov. 22)  
Donna Anna   Anna Tomowa-Sintow  
The Commendatore   John Macurdy  
Don Ottavio   Hermann Winkler  
Donna Elvira   Carol Neblett  
Zerlina   Isobel Buchanan  
Masetto   John Paul Bogart  
Conductor   John Pritchard  
Staged by   Jean-Pierre Ponnelle  
Designed by   Jean-Pierre Ponnelle  
Lighting designed by   Duane Schuler  
Chorus Master   Giulio Favario  
Wig and Makeup Designer   Stan Dufford  

 

 

Un ballo in maschera

Giuseppe Verdi
Nov. 26, 29; Dec. 2, 5, 8, 10, 13 / In Italian
Chicago presentation by the Lyric Opera Chapters.
Production owned by the San Francisco Opera.
 
Count Horn (Tom)   Arnold Voketaitis  
Count Ribbing (Samuele)   John Macurdy  
Oscar   Kathleen Battle  
Gustavus III (Riccardo)   Luciano Pavarotti  
Gustavus III (Riccardo)   Carlo Bini (Dec. 10)  
Count Anckarström (Renato)   Leo Nucci  
Judge   Gregory Kunde  
Madame Arvidson (Ulrica)   Patricia Payne  
Madame Arvidson (Ulrica)   Mignon Dunn (Dec. 8)  
Christian (Silvano)   Duane Clenton Carter (Dec. 8, 10, 13)
Christian (Silvano)   John Stott (Nov. 26, 29; Dec. 2, 5)
Servant to Amelia Anckarström   William Mitchell  
Amelia Anckarström   Renata Scotto  
Conductor   John Pritchard  
Stage Director   Sonja Frisell  
Designer   John Conklin  
Lighting Designer   Duane Schuler  
Chorus Master   Giulio Favario  
Ballet Director   Maria Tallchief  
Choreographer   Kevin Brown  

 

 

Luciano Pavarotti in Recital

Concert

Oct. 15 / Underwritten by Mrs. Thomas B. Burke and the I.A. O'Shaughnessy Foundation.
 
Soloist   Luciano Pavarotti  

 

 

Italian Earthquake Relief Benefit Concert

Concert
Dec. 7
 
Soloist   Kathleen Battle  
Soloist   John Paul Bogart  
Soloist   Isobel Buchanan  
Soloist   Stafford Dean  
Soloist   Yasuko Hayashi  
Soloist   Anne Howells  
Soloist   John Macurdy  
Soloist   William Mitchell  
Soloist   Carol Neblett  
Soloist   Leo Nucci  
Soloist   Luciano Pavarotti  
Soloist   Patricia Payne  
Soloist   Renata Scotto  
Soloist   Richard Stilwell  
Soloist   Anna Tomowa–Sintow  
Soloist   Tatiana Troyanos  
Soloist   Arnold Voketaitis  
Soloist   Hermann Winkler  
Conductor   Giulio Favario  
Conductor   John Pritchard  
Conductor   Lee Schaenen  

 

 

COMPANY PREMIERE

Alfredo Kraus In Recital

Dec. 14 / Underwritten by Mrs. Thomas B. Burke and the I.A. O'Shaughnessy Foundation.
 
Soloist   Alfredo Kraus  

 

 

COMPANY PREMIERE  

Leontyne Price in Recital

Jan. 10 / Underwritten by Mrs. Thomas B. Burke and the I.A. O'Shaughnessy Foundation.
 
Soloist   Leontyne Price  

 

 

Renata Scotto in Recital

Mar. 4 / Underwritten by Mrs. Thomas B. Burke and the I.A. O'Shaughnessy Foundation.
 
Soloist   Renata Scotto  

Photo: Eva Marton (Elsa von Brabant ), Hans Sotin (Heinrich der Vogler), and William Johns (Lohengrin) in Lohengrin. c Tony Romano.