2007/2008 Season

La traviata

Giuseppe Verdi
Sept. 29; Oct. 3 (matinee), 6, 9, 12, 15; Jan. 11, 14, 17 (matinee), 20 (matinee), 23, 26. / in Italian
The Gramma Fisher Foundation of Marshalltown, Iowa, Production. Revival generously made possible by The Port, Washlow and Errant Families; JPMorgan Chase; Abbott Fund; and Nancy W. Knowles.
 
Violetta   Elizabeth Futral (Sept./Oct.)  
Violetta   Renée Fleming (Jan.)  
Alfredo   Joseph Calleja (Sept./Oct.)  
Alfredo   Matthew Polenzani (Jan.)  
Germont   Mark Delavan (Sept./Oct.)  
Germont   Thomas Hampson (Jan.)  
Flora   Buffy Baggott  
Annina   Marjorie Owens  
Annina   Amber Wagner (Jan. 14)  
Gastone   David Portillo  
Baron Douphol   Philip Kraus  
Marquis D’Obigny   Phillip Dothard  
Dr. Grenvil   Paul Corona  
Giuseppe   Edward Mout  
Commissioner   Jordan Shanahan  
Flora's Servant   Matthew Carroll  
Conductor   Bruno Bartoletti (Sept./Oct.)  
Conductor   Sir Andrew Davis (Jan.)  
Stage Director   Frank Corsaro  
Designer   Desmond Heeley  
Lighting Designer   Christine Binder  
Chorus Master   Donald Nally  
Choreographer/Ballet Mistress   Sara Stewart  
Wig & Make Up Designer   Richard Jarvie  

 

 

La bohème

Giacomo Puccini
Oct. 1, 4 (matinee), 7 (matinee), 10, 13, 16; Nov. 9, 14 (matinee), 17, 21, 23. / in Italian
The James C. Hemphill Production.
Revival generously made possible by Jim and Vicki Mills/Jon and Lois Mills and NIB Foundation.
 
Mimi   Elaine Alvarez (Oct.)  
Mimi   Serena Farnocchia (Nov.)  
Rodolfo   Roberto Aronica (Oct.)  
Rodolfo   Gwyn Hughes Jones (Nov.)  
Musetta   Nicole Cabell  
Marcello   Quinn Kelsey  
Schaunard   Levi Hernandez  
Colline   Andrea Silvestrelli  
Benoit/Alcindoro   Dale Travis  
Parpignol   Edward Mout  
Sergeant   Paul Corona  
Custom Officer   Jordan Shanahan  
"Prugne de Tours"   Joe Martorano  
"Prugne de Tours"   Tim Bradley (Nov. 9)  
Conductor   Sir Andrew Davis  
Stage Director   Renata Scotto  
Designer   Pier Luigi Pizzi  
Lighting Designer   Christine Binder  
Chorus Master   Donald Nally  
Children's Chorus Master   Amelia Fonti  
Wig & Make Up Designer   Richard Jarvie  

 

 

LYRIC OPERA PREMIERE

Julius Caesar

George Frideric Handel
Nov. 2, 6, 11 (matinee), 15, 19, 24, 28; Dec. 1, 2007 / in Italian
This production of Julius Caesar was originally created for Glyndebourne Festival Opera.
The Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust and The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust are the generous sponsors of this Lyric Opera presentation.
 
Cesare   David Daniels  
Cleopatra   Danielle de Niese  
Sesto   Maite Beaumont  
Cornelia   Patricia Bardon  
Tolomeo   Christophe Dumaux  
Nireno   Gerald Thompson  
Achilla   Wayne Tigges  
Curio   Darren Stokes  
Conductor   Emmanuelle Haïm  
Stage Director   David McVicar  
Set Designer   Robert Jones  
Costume Designer   Brigitte Reiffenstuel  
Lighting Designer   Paule Constable  
Chorus Master   Donald Nally  
Choreographer   Andrew George  
Ballet Mistress   August Tye  
Wig & Make Up Designer   Richard Jarvie  

 

 

NEW PRODUCTION

Die Frau ohne Schatten

Richard Strauss
Nov. 16, 20, 26, 30; Dec. 4, 8, 12, 16 (matinee), 20. / in German
Lyric Opera production generously made possible by Mrs. A. Watson Armour, the Walter E. Heller Foundation in memory of Alyce H. DeCosta, an Anonymous Donor, the Mazza Foundation, and Howard A. Stotler.
 
Kaiserin   Deborah Voigt  
Färberin   Christine Brewer  
Amme   Jill Grove  
Amme   Michaela Martens (Nov. 30)  
Kaiser   Robert Dean Smith  
Barak   Franz Hawlata  
Geisterbote   Quinn Kelsey  
Voice of Falcon   Stacey Tappan  
Hunchback   John Easterlin  
One-Eyed   Daniel Sutin  
One-Armed   Andrew Funk  
Guardian of Threshhold   Stacey Tappan  
Voice from Above   Meredith Arwady  
Apparation of a Young Man   Bryan Griffin  
Servants   Stacey Tappan  
  Andriana Chuchman  
  Elizabeth De Shong  
Unborn Children   Stacey Tappan  
  Andriana Chuchman  
  Marjorie Owens  
  Amber Wagner  
  Elizabeth De Shong  
  Meredith Arwady  
Nightwatchmen   Daniel Billings  
  Paul Corona  
  Phillip Dothard  
Conductor   Sir Andrew Davis  
Director   Paul Curran  
Designer   Kevin Knight  
Lighting Designer   David Jacques  
Chorus Master   Donald Nally  
Ballet Mistress   August Tye  
Wig & Make Up Designer   Richard Jarvie  

 

 

LYRIC OPERA PREMIERE

Doctor Atomic

Composed by John Adams, Libretto by Peter Sellars
Dec. 14, 17, 19, 2007 & Jan. 5 (matinee), 9, 12, 15, 19, 2008 / in English
Coproduction with the San Francisco Opera Association and De Nederlandse Opera.
Lyric Opera production generously made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Barbara and Richard Franke, LaSalle Bank, The Boeing Company, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
 
Oppenheimer   Gerald Finley  
Kitty Oppenheimer   Jessica Rivera  
Edward Teller   Richard Paul Fink  
General Groves   Eric Owens  
General Groves   Darren Stokes (Jan. 5)  
Robert Wilson   Thomas Glenn  
Jack Hubbard   James Maddalena  
James Nolan   Roger Honeywell  
Pasqualita   Meredith Arwady  
Conductor   Robert Spano  
Stage Director   Peter Sellars  
Set Designer   Adrianne Lobel  
Costume Designer   Dunya Ramicova  
Lighting Designer   James F. Ingalls  
Sound Designer   Mark Grey  
Asst. to Sound Designer   Brian Mohr  
Chorus Master   Donald Nally  
Choreographer   Lucinda Childs  
Ballet Mistress   August Tye  
Wig & Make Up Designer   Richard Jarvie  

 

 

Falstaff

Gieseppe Verdi
Jan. 28; Feb. 1, 3 (matinee), 6, 9, 12, 15, 20 (matinee), 23. / in Italian
The Abbott Laboratories Production.
Revival generously made possible by Brenda and Earl Shapiro,Liz Stiffel, and UBS.
 
Falstaff   Andrew Shore  
Ford   Boaz Daniel  
Alice   Veronica Villarroel  
Nannetta   Stacey Tappan  
Meg   Elizabeth De Shong  
Quickly   Meredith Arwady  
Fenton   Bryan Griffin  
Dr. Caius   David Cangelosi  
Bardolfo   Rodell Rosel  
Pistola   Andrew Funk  
Pistola   Paul Corona (Feb. 9)  
Conductor   Sir Andrew Davis  
Director   Olivier Tambosi  
Designer   Frank Philipp Schlössmann  
Lighting Designer   Christine Binder  
Chorus Master   Donald Nally  
Wig & Make Up Designer   Richard Jarvie  

 

 

The Barber of Seville

Gioachino Rossini
Feb. 16, 19, 22, 26, 29; March 3, 6 (matinee), 9 (matinee), 12 (matinee), 15, 19, 22. / in Italian
The Mr. and Mrs. Ben W. Heineman Production.
Revival generously made possible by Mr. & Mrs. Dietrich M. Gross.
 
Rosina   Joyce DiDonato  
Almaviva   John Osborn  
Almaviva   Edward Mout (March 9)  
Figaro   Nathan Gunn  
Figaro   Phillip Dothard (March 6, 9)  
Bartolo   Philip Kraus (Feb. 16, 19, 22)  
Bartolo   Andrew Shore (Feb. 26-March 22)
Basilio   Wayne Tigges  
Berta   Lauren Curnow  
Fiorello   Daniel Billings  
Sergeant   David Portillo  
Conductor   Donato Renzetti  
Director   John Copley  
Set Designer   John Conklin  
Michael Stennett   Costume Designer  
Lighting Designer   Duane Schuler  
Chorus Master   Donald Nally  
Wig & Make Up Designer   Richard Jarvie  

 

 

Eugene Onegin

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
March 1, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 21, 24, 27 (matinee), 30 (matinee) / in Russian
Production on loan from the Metropolitan Opera.
Lyric Opera presentation generously made possible by an Anonymous Donor and Nuveen Investments.
 
Dina Kuznetsova   Tatyana  
Onegin   Dmitri Hvorostovsky (March 1-14)
Onegin   Mariusz Kwiecien (March 17-30)  
Lensky   Frank Lopardo  
Gremin   Vitalij Kowaljow  
Olga   Nino Surguladze  
Larina   Marie Plette  
Filipyevna   Catherine Wyn-Rogers  
Filipyevna   Meredith Arwady (March 1)  
Triquet   Keith Jameson  
Zaretsky   Darren Stokes  
Captain   Daniel Billings  
Peasant solo   Gerald Frantzen  
Conductor   Sir Andrew Davis  
Production   Robert Carsen  
Revival Stage Director   Paula Suozzi  
Designer   Michael Levine  
Original Lighting Designer   Jean Kalman  
Lighting Designer   Christine Binder  
Chorus Master   Donald Nally  
Choreography   Serge Bennathan  
Revival Choreographer/Ballet Mistress August Tye  
Wig & Make Up Designer   Richard Jarvie  

Photo: Doctor Atomic. c Robert Kusel.