2005/2006 Season

Carmen

Georges Bizet 
Sept. 24, 28; Oct. 2 (matinee), 6, 10, 14, 18, 21; March 9 (matinee), 13, 17, 22 (matinee), 25.
/ In French
The Julius Frankel Foundation production in memory of Ardis Krainik. Revival made possible by the Port, Washlow and Errant Families and The Abbott Fund. 
 
Moralès   Quinn Kelsey  
Micaëla   Andrea Rost  
Micaëla   Patricia Racette (March 9-25)  
Don José   Mark Thomsen (Sept. 24, Oct. 18 Acts 2-4, Oct. 21)
Don José   Neil Shicoff  
Don José   Vincenzo La Scola (March 9-25)  
Zuniga   Christian Van Horn  
Carmen   Denyce Graves  
Carmen   Viktoria Vizin (March 9-25)  
Frasquita   Susanna Phillips  
Mercédès   Lauren McNeese  
Mercédès    Elizabeth De Shong (March 9-25)  
Escamillo   Ildebrando D'Arcangelo  
Escamillo   Mark S. Doss (March 9-25)  
Dancaïre   David Cangelosi  
Remendado   Rodell Rosel  
Lillas Pastia   David Zarbock  
Conductor   Sir Andrew Davis  
Stage Director   John Copley  
Set Designer   Robin Don  
Costume Designer   Robert Perdziola  
Lighting Designer   Duane Schuler  
Chorus Master   Donald Palumbo  
Children's Chorus Master   Amelia Fonti  
Ballet Director   Maria Tallchief  
Choreographer   Kenneth Von Heidecke  
Ballet Mistress   Sara Stewart  
Wig and Makeup Designer   Richard Jarvie  
Fight Director   Chuck Coyl  

 

 

La Cenerentola

Gioachino Rossini 
Oct. 5, 8, 11, 15, 19, 22, 24, 27 (matinee), 30 (matinee); Nov 4. / In Italian
Production owned by the San Francisco Opera Association.
Lyric Opera presentation made possible by the Mazza Foundation and Nuveen Investments. 
 
Clorinda   Lauren Curnow  
Tisbe   Meredith Arwady  
Angelina (Cenerentola)   Vesselina Kasarova  
Alidoro   Mark S. Doss  
Don Magnifico   Alessandro Corbelli  
Don Ramiro   Juan Diego Flórez  
Dandini   Levi Hernandez  
Conductor   Bruno Campanella  
Original Production   Jean-Pierre Ponnelle  
Stage Director   Grischa Asagaroff  
Set and Costume Designer   Jean-Pierre Ponnelle  
Lighting Designer   Duane Schuler  
Chorus Master   Donald Palumbo  
Wig and Makeup Designer   Richard Jarvie  

 

 

NEW PRODUCTION

Manon Lescaut

Giacomo Puccini 
Oct. 31; Nov. 5, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 27 (matinee), 30 (matinee); Dec. 3. / In Italian
New Lyric Opera production made possible by the Gramma Fisher Foundation of Marshalltown, Iowa. 
 
Edmondo   Bryan Griffin  
Des Grieux   Vladimir Galouzine  
Lescaut   Christopher Feigum  
Innkeeper   Levi Hernandez  
Geronte de Ravoir   Dale Travis  
Manon Lescaut   Karita Mattila  
Singer   Lauren McNeese  
Madrigalists   Sheryl Veal  
    Christine Steyer  
    Pamela Williams  
    Lynn Lundgren  
Dancing Master   David Cangelosi  
Sergeant   Brandon Mayberry  
Lamplighter   David Cangelosi  
Captain   Quinn Kelsey  
Conductor   Bruno Bartoletti  
Stage Director   Olivier Tambosi  
Set and Costume Designer   Frank Philipp Schlössmann  
Lighting Designer   Duane Schuler  
Chorus Master   Donald Palumbo  
Choreographer   Sara Stewart  
Wig and Makeup Designer   Richard Jarvie  
Fight Director   Chuck Coyl  

 

 

LYRIC OPERA PREMIERE
NEW PRODUCTION

The Midsummer Marriage

Sir Michael Tippett
Nov. 19, 22, 26, 29; Dec. 2, 5, 10 (matinee), 14, 16. / In English
New Lyric Opera production made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Vance Family Fund, an Anonymous Donor, Howard and Anne Gottlieb, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Additional funding by the Sara Lee Foundation.
 
Mark   Joseph Kaiser  
Mark   Scott Ramsay (Dec, 10, 14, 16)  
He-Ancient   Kevin Langan  
She-Ancient   Meredith Arwady  
Jenifer   Janice Watson  
King Fisher   Peter Rose  
Bella   Stacey Tappan  
Jack   Kurt Streit  
Sosostris   Catherine Wyn-Rogers  
A Half-Tipsy Man   Ron Watkins  
A Dancing Man   Mark Nienow  
A Man   Kenneth Nichols  
A Girl   Christine Steyer  
Strephon   Paul Christiano  
Conductor   Sir Andrew Davis  
Stage Director   Sir Peter Hall  
Choreographer and Directorial Supervisor Wayne McGregor  
Set and Costume Designer   Alison Chitty  
Lighting and Projection Designer Peter Mumford  
Chorus Master   Donald Palumbo  
Assistant Choreographer   Laïla Diallo  
Ballet Mistress   August Tye  
Ballet Director   Maria Tallchief  
Wigmaster and Makeup Designer Richard Jarvie  

 

 

Die Zauberflöte

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Dec. 9, 12, 15 (matinee), 17, 19; Jan. 4 (matinee), 8 (matinee), 11, 14, 17, 20. / In German
Lyric Opera production made possible by JPMorgan, Brenda and Earl Shapiro, and Liz and Jules Stiffel.
 
Tamino   Michael Schade  
Tamino   Bryan Griffin (Dec. 19)  
First Lady   Erica Strauss  
Second Lady   Lauren McNeese  
Third Lady   Meredith Arwady  
Papageno   Jonathan Lemalu  
Queen of the Night   Cornelia Götz  
Monostatos   Dennis Petersen  
Pamina   Erin Wall  
Pamina    Rebecca Evans (Jan. 8, 11, 14, 17, 20)  
Three Genii    Members of the Tölzer Knabenchor  
The Speaker   Kevin Langan  
Sarastro   Franz-Josef Selig  
First Priest   Rodell Rosel  
Second Priest   Levi Hernandez  
Third Priest   William Combs  
Fourth Priest   Jeffrey Taylor  
Papagena   Lauren Curnow  
First Armored Man   Bryan Griffin  
First Armored Man   Stephen Cannon (Dec. 19)  
Second Armored Man   Andrew Funk  
Conductor   Sir Andrew Davis  
Original Production   August Everding  
Stage Director   Matthew Lata  
Set Designer   Jörg  Zimmermann  
Costume Designer   Renate Kalanke  
Lighting Designer   Christine Binder  
Chorus Master   Donald Palumbo  
Wig and Makeup Designer   Richard Jarvie  

 

 

NEW PRODUCTION

Rigoletto

Giuseppe Verdi
Jan. 21, 25, 28, 31; Feb. 3, 6, 9 (matinee), 12 (matinee), 15, 17. / In Italian
New Lyric Opera production made possible by the NIB Foundation and Jim and Vicki Mills/Jon and Lois Mills.
 
Duke of Mantua   Frank Lopardo  
Borsa   Rodell Rosel  
Countess Ceprano   Susanna Phillips  
Rigoletto   Carlos Álvarez  
Marullo   Levi Hernandez  
Count Ceprano   Christian Van Horn  
Count Monterone   Quinn Kelsey  
Sparafucile   Andrea Silvestrelli  
Gilda   Dina Kuznetsova  
Giovanna   Meredith Arwady  
A Page   Kathleen Kim  
An Usher   Thomas Hall  
Maddalena   Beth Clayton  
Conductor   Jesús López Cobos  
Stage Director   Stefano Vizioli  
Set Designer   Robert Innes Hopkins  
Costume Designer   Jane Greenwood  
Lighting Designer   Christine Binder  
Chorus Master   Donald Palumbo  
Movement Director   Sara Stewart  
Wigmaster and Makeup Designer Richard Jarvie  

 

 

Der Rosenkavalier

Richard Strauss
Feb. 4, 7, 10, 13, 18, 21, 26 (matinee); March 1, 4, 8 (matinee), 11. / In German
Production owned by the San Francisco Opera Association.
Lyric Opera presentation made possible by Mr. and Mrs. Ben W. Heineman, Mrs. A. Watson Armour, and Julie and Roger Baskes.
 
Octavian   Susan Graham  
The Marschallin   Anne Schwanewilms  
Mohammed   Santago Concepcion-Wall  
Marschallin's Major-Domo   William Combs  
Baron Ochs   Franz Hawlata  
Marschallin's Footmen   Mark Nienow  
    Levi Hernandez  
    Joseph Fosselman  
    Brandon Mayberry  
Noble Orphans   Susanna Phillips  
    Elizabeth De Shong  
    Meredith Arwady  
Milliner   Kathleen Kim  
Animal-Seller   Bryan Griffin  
Annina   Stephanie Novacek  
Valzacchi   David Cangelosi  
Notary   Philip Kraus  
Singer   Bruce Sledge  
Leopold   Joshua G. Shultz  
Faninal   Peter Sidhom  
Marianne Leitmetzerin   Erica Strauss  
Faninal's Major-Domo   Rodell Rosel  
Sophie von Faninal   Camilla Tilling  
Sophie von Faninal   Ophelia Sala (Feb 13, March 8)  
Innkeeper   Bryan Griffin  
Waiters   Rodell Rosel  
    Levi Hernandez  
    Quinn Kelsey  
    Brandon Mayberry  
Police Commissioner   Christian Van Horn  
Conductor   Sir Andrew Davis  
Conductor   James Johnson (Feb. 18)  
Stage Director   Bruce Donnell  
Set and Costume Designer   Thierry Bosquet  
Lighting Designer   Christine Binder  
Chorus Master   Donald Palumbo  
Wigmaster and Makeup Designer Richard Jarvie  
Fight Director   Chuck Coyl  
Dramaturg   Roger Pines  

 

 

NEW PRODUCTION

Orfeo ed Euridice

Christoph Willibald Gluck
Feb. 25, 28; March 3, 6, 10, 15, 18, 21, 26 (matinee). / In Italian
New Lyric Opera production made possible by an Anonymous Donor, The Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust/The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust, Stephen A. Kaplan and Alyce K. Sigler, Sidley Austin LLP, and Howard A. Stotler.
Additional funding by AT&T.
 
Orfeo   David Daniels  
Amor   Ofelia Sala  
Euridice   Isabel Bayrakdarian  
Conductor   Harry Bicket  
Stage Director   Robert Carsen  
Set and Costume Designer   Tobias Hoheisel  
Lighting Designer   Robert Carsen  
Lighting Designer   Peter Van Praet  
Chorus Master   Donald Palumbo  
Choreographer   Marcus Bugler  
Dramaturg   Ian Burton  
Wig and Makeup Designer   Richard Jarvie  

Photo: Denyce Graves in Carmen. c Robert Kusel.