2015/2016 Season

NEW PRODUCTION

The Marriage of Figaro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sept. 26, 30, Oct. 3, 6, 9, 15, 18, 21, 24 /In Italian 
New Lyric Opera production generously made possible by The Negaunee Foundation, Abbot Fund, Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin, Exelon, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Sylvia Neil and Daniel Fischel.
 
Figaro   Adam Plachetka*   
Susanna   Christiane Karg***  
Bartolo   Brindley Sherratt*  
Marcellina   Katharine Goeldner  
Cherubino   Rachel Frenkel*  
Count Almaviva   Luca Pisaroni  
Basilio   Keith Jameson  
Countess Almaviva   Amanda Majeskiᵒᵒ  
Antonio   Bradley Smoakᵒ  
Curzio   Jonathan Johnsonᵒ  
Barbarina   Hlengiwe Mkhwanaziᵒ  
Peasant Girls   Laura Wildeᵒ  
  Lindsay Metzger*ᵒ  
Actors   Sharon Sachs  
  Paula Dudzik-Muenzner  
Conductor   Henrik Nánási**  
Director   Barbara Gaines  
Set Designer   James Noone  
Costume Designer   Susan Mickey*  
Lighting Designer   Robert Wierzel  
Chorus Master   Michael Black  
Choreographer   Harrison McEldowney  
Wigmaster and Makeup Designer Sarah Hatten  
Assistant Director   Daniel Ellis*  
Stage Manager   John W. Coleman  
Recitative Accompanist   William C. Billingham  
Musical Preparation   William C. Billingham  
  Mauro Ronca*  
  Eric Weimer  
Fight Choreographer   Chuck Coyl  
Projected Titles   Colin Ure  
   
*Lyric Opera debut
**American debut
***American Operatic debut
ᵒCurrent member, Ryan Opera Center
ᵒᵒAlumna, Ryan Opera Center

 

 

NEW-TO-CHICAGO PRODUCTION

Cinderella

Gioachino Rossini
Oct. 4, 7, 10, 13, 17, 23, 26, 30 /In Italian
Lyric Opera presentation generously made possible by Margot and Josef Lakonishok, The Nelson Cornelius Production Endowment Fund, and PowerShares QQQ.
 
Clorinda    Diana Newman*ᵒ   
Tisbe   Annie Rosen*ᵒ  
Angelina (Cinderella)   Isabel Leonard  
Alidoro   Christian van Hornᵒᵒ  
Don Magnifico   Alessandro Corbelli  
Don Ramiro   Lawrence Brownlee*  
Dandini   Vito Priante*  
Actors    Eduardo Xavier Curley-Carrillo
Paula Dudzik-Muenzner
Monica Malanga
Kelly Maryanski
Sasha Rashidee
Michael Turrentine
David von Ehrlicher
 
Conductor   Sir Andrew Davis  
Director   Joan Font*  
Set and Costume Designer   Joan Guillén*  
Lighting Designer    Albert Faura*  
Chorus Master    Michael Black  
Choreographer    Xevi Dorca*  
Wigmaster and Makeup Designer Sarah Hatten  
Associate Director   Joan Anton Rechi*  
Assistant Director   Elise Sandell  
Stage Manager   Rachel A. Tobias  
Musical Preparation   Emanuele Andrizzi  
  Keun-A Lee*  
  Mario Antonio Marra*  
Projected Titles   Patricia Houk*  
 
*Lyric Opera debut
ᵒCurrent member, Ryan Opera Center
ᵒᵒAlumna, Ryan Opera Center

 

 

LYRIC UNLIMITED WORLD PREMIERE

Second Nature

An Opera for Youth
Music and Words by Matthew Aucoin
Oct. 17 /In English
Major support provided by the Nancy W. Knowles Student and Family Performances Fund. Second Nature Opera in the Neighborhoods are supported by lead sponsor J. Christopher and Anne N. Reyes and cosponsors two Anonymous Donors, Joyce E. Chelberg, Dover Foundation, Brent and Katie Gledhill, Goldman Sachs, Mr. and Mrs. Eric L. Hirschfield, Kenneth R. Norgan, the Donna Van Eekeren Foundation, Marilyn D. Ezri, M.D., the Walter Family Foundation, and Wintrust Community Banks.
 
Elizabeth   Julie Miller   
Elder Constance   Leah Dexter  
David/Bonobo   David Govertsen  
Lydia    Sylvia Szadovski  
  Louise Rogan  
Jake   Brett Potts  
  James Onstad  
Stage Director   Matthew Ozawa  
Set Designer   William Boles  
Costume Designer   Sally Dolembo  
Violin   Dawn Marlowe Gingrich  
Clarinet   Zachary Good  
Piano   Shannon McGinnis  

 

 

NEW PRODUCTION

Wozzeck

Alban Berg
Nov. 1, 4, 7, 12, 16, 21, 24 /In German
New Lyric Opera production generously made possible by The Monument Trust (UK) and Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson, with additional support from Robert L. Turner.
 
Captain   Gerhard Siegel*  
Wozzeck   Tomasz Konieczny*  
Andres   Davis Portilloᵒᵒ  
Marie   Angela Denoke*  
Margret   Jill Grove  
Doctor   Brindley Sherratt  
Drum Major   Stefan Vinke*  
First Apprentice   Bradley Smoakᵒ  
Second Apprentice   Anthony Clark Evansᵒ  
Soldier   Alec Carlson*ᵒ  
Fool   Brenton Ryan*  
Marie’s Son   Zachary Uzarraga*  
Members of Chicago Children’s Choir  
Actors   Brian J. Barber
Eric Casady
Billy Dawson
David Lintzenich*
Laura Weiss
Carrie Lee Patterson
Scott Shimizu
Karen Anne Yates
 
Conductor   Sir Andrew Davis  
Director   Sir David McVicar  
Set and Costume Designer   Vicki Mortimer  
Lighting Designer   Paule Constable  
Chorus Master   Michael Black  
Children’s Chorus Master    Josephine Lee  
Choreographer    Andrew George  
Wigmaster and Makeup Designer Sarah Hatten  
Assistant Director   Daniel Ellis  
Stage Manager   John W. Coleman  
Stage Band Conductor   Eric Weimer  
Musical Preparation   William C. Billingham  
  Jerad Mosbey  
  Eric Weimer  
Prompter   Susan Miller Hult  
Fight Director   Nick Sandys  
Projected Titles   Colin Ure  
 
*Lyric Opera debut
ᵒCurrent member, Ryan Opera Center
ᵒᵒAlumna, Ryan Opera Center

 

 

NEW- TO-CHICAGO PRODUCTION

The Merry Widow

Franz Lehár
Nov 14, 17, 20, 23, 25, 28, Dec 3, 9, 11, 13 /Originally in German, sung in English 
Lyric Opera presentation generously made possible by the Donna Van Eekeren Foundation, Howard Gottlieb and Barbara Greis, Mr. J. Thomas Hurvis, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and the Mazza Foundation.
 
Viscount Cascada    Paul La Rosaᵒᵒ  
Baron Mirko Zeta   Patrick Carfizzi*  
Kromov   Jonathan Weir*  
Olga   Jennie Sophia*  
Raoul de St. Brioche   Jonathan Johnsonᵒ  
Pritschitsch   Fred Zimmerman*  
Bogdanovich   Michael Weber  
Camille de Rosillon   Michael Spyres  
Valencienne   Heidi Stober*  
Praskovia   Genevieve Thiers*  
Njegus   Jeff Dumas  
Hanna Glawari   Renée Fleming  
  Nicole Cabellᵒᵒ  
Count Danilo Danilovich   Thomas Hampson  
Sylviane   McKinley Carter  
Maître D’    Jonah D. Winston*  
Lolo   Ariane Dolan  
Dodo   Alison Mixon*  
Jou-Jou   Emily Pynenburg*  
Frou-Frou   Annelise Baker*  
Clo-Clo   Jen Gorman*  
Margot   Catherine Hamilton*  
Principal Dancers   Shannon Alvis
Annelise Baker*
Sajen Banister*
Ariane Dolan
Jen Gorman*
Ellen Green
Catherine Hamilton*
Lauren Kadel*
Lauren Kias*
Ashley Klinger*
Kristina Larson-Hauk*
Alison Mixon*
Emily Pynenburg*
Alyssa Sarnoff
Kristen Schoen-René*
Rachel Switzer*
Jeffery B. Hover
Tom Mattingly*
Jamy Meek
Matthew Prescott
J.P. Tenuta
 
Conductor   Sir Andrew Davis  
Director and Choreographer   Susan Stroman*  
Set Designer    Julian Crouch*  
Costume Designer   William Ivey Long*  
Original Lighting Designer   Paule Constable  
Lighting Designer for Lyric   Chris Maravich  
Sound Designer    Mark Grey  
Chorus Master   Michael Black  
Associate Choreographer   Joshua Buscher*  
Assistant Choreographer   Lauren Kadel*  
Wigmaster and Makeup Designer Sarah Hatten  
Associate Director   Dan Rigazzi*  
Assistant Director   Alan E. Hicks*  
Stage Manager   Rachel A. Tobias  
Stage Band Conductor   Francesco Milioto  
Musical Preparation   Grant Loehnig  
  Craig Terry  
Projected Titles   Michael Panayos*  
 
*Lyric Opera debut
ᵒCurrent member, Ryan Opera Center
ᵒᵒAlumna, Ryan Opera Center

 

 

WORLD PREMIERE

Bel Canto

Music by Jimmy López
Libretto by Nilo Cruz
Based on the novel by Ann Patchett
Curated by Renée Fleming
Dec. 7, 10, 12, Jan. 5, 8, 13, 17 /In Spanish, English, Japanese, Russian, German, French, Latin, and Quechua
Lyric Opera presentation generously made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Art Works National Endowment for the Arts, Helen and Sam Zell, Ethel and William Gofen, Ada and Whitney Addington, Walter E. Heller Foundation, and Roberta L. and Robert J. Washlow with additional support provided by Robin Angly. 
 
Edith Thibault    Annie Rosenᵒ  
Simon Thibault, her husband, the French ambass Anthony Clark Evansᵒ  
Victor Fyodorov, A Russian diplomat Rúni Brattaberg  
German diplomat   Kimberly McCord  
Father Arguedas, A Catholic priest Takaoki Onishi*ᵒ  
Spanish ambassador to Peru   Hoss Brock  
Gen Watanabe, Hosokawa’s translator Andrew Stenson*  
Rubén Iglesias, Vice President of Peru William Burden  
Katsumi Hosokawa, chairman of a Japanese elec Jeongcheol Cha*  
Roxane Coss, an American soprano Danielle de Niese   
Christopf, Roxane’s accompanist John Irvinᵒᵒ  
General Alfredo, leader of the MRTA terrorist or Rafael Davila*  
General Benjamin, second in command of MRTA Bradley Smoakᵒ  
Carmen, terrorist   J’nai Bridgesᵒᵒ  
Ismael, terrorist   Alec Carlsonᵒ  
Beatriz, terrorist   Diana Newmanᵒ  
César, terrorist   Anthony Roth Costanzo*  
Joachim Messner, a representative of the Red Cr Jacques Imbrailo*  
Soldier of the Peruvian Army   Matthew Carroll  
Actors   Jonathan Beal
Eduardo Xavier Curley-Carrillo
Kevin Matthew Reyes
Jorge Santos
Kai Young
 
Conductor   Sir Andrew Davis  
Director   Kevin Newbury  
Set Designer   David Korins*  
Costume Designer   Constance Hoffman*  
Lighting Designer    Duane Schuler  
Projection Designer   Greg Emetaz*  
Chorus Master   Michael Black  
Wigmaster and Makeup Designer Sarah Hatten  
Dramaturg   Janice Paran*  
Assistant Director   Elise Sandell  
Stage Manager   Chelsea Antrim Dennis*  
Musical Preparation   Vladimir Kulenovic*  
  Keun-A Lee  
  Matthew Piatt  
  Mauro Ronca  
Prompter   Susan Miller Hult  
Fight Director   Nick Sandys  
Projected Titles   Derek Matson  
Spanish Dictation Coach    Derek Matson  
 
*Lyric Opera debut
ᵒCurrent member, Ryan Opera Center
ᵒᵒAlumna, Ryan Opera Center

 

 

Plácido Domingo & Ana María Martínez

With the Lyric Opera Orchestra
Jan. 9
Made possible by the exclusive sponsor BMO Harris Bank.
 
PROGRAM  
Giuseppe Verdi La forza del destino, Overture Lyric Opera Orchestra   
Umberto Giordano Andrea Chénier, “Nemico del Mr. Domingo (Carlo Gérard)  
Verdi Ernani, “Surta è la notte… Ernani, Ernani in Ms. Martínez (Elvira)   
Verdi Macbeth, Recitative and cavatina, Act IV: “ Mr. Domingo (Macbeth)  
Antonín Dvořák Rusalka, “Měsíčku na nebi hlubo Ms. Martínez (Rusalka)   
Dvořák Slavonic Dances, Op. 72, No. 2 and Op. 46 Lyric Opera Orchestra   
Verdi La traviata, “Pura siccome un angelo... Dite Mr. Domingo (Germont)  
  Ms. Martínez (Violetta)   
Franz Lehár Das Land des Lächelns, “Dein ist mei Mr. Domingo (Sou-Chong)  
Emmerich Kálmán Die Csárdásfürstin, “Heia in d Ms. Martínez (Sylva)   
Lehár Die lustige Witwe, “Lippen schweigen”  Mr. Domingo (Danilo)   
  Ms. Martínez (Hanna)   
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II The S Lyric Opera Orchestra   
Rodgers and Hammerstein South Pacific, “Some Mr. Domingo (Émile)   
Rodgers and Hammerstein Carousel, “If I Loved Y Ms. Martínez (Julie)   
Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim West Ms. Martínez (Maria)  
  Mr. Domingo (Tony)   
Manuel de Falla El amor brujo, Ritual Fire Dance Lyric Opera Orchestra   
Federico Moreno Torroba Luisa Fernanda, “En mi Mr. Domingo (Vidal)   
  Ms. Martínez (Luisa)  
Ernesto Lecuona María la O, “Mulata infeliz, tu vi Ms. Martínez (María)   
Moreno Torroba Maravilla, “Amor, vida de mi vi Mr. Domingo (Rafael)  
     
Conductor   Sir Andrew Davis  
Stage Manager   John W. Coleman  
Assistant Stage Manager   Daniel Sokalski  
  Amy Thompson  

 

 

Nabucco

Giuseppe Verdi
Jan. 23, 27, 31, Feb. 3, 6, 9, 12 /In Italian
Lyric Opera presentation generously made possible by The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust, Harris Family Foundation, and Katherine Abelson and Robert J. Cornell.
 
Zaccaria    Dmitry Belosselskiy*  
Ismael   Sergei Skorokhodov*  
Fenena   Elizabeth DeShongᵒᵒ  
Abigaille   Tatiana Serjan  
Nabucco   Željko Lučić  
Anna   Laura Wildeᵒ  
High Priest of Baal   Stefan Szkafarowskyᵒᵒ  
Abdallo   Jesse Donnerᵒ  
Conductor   Carlo Rizzi  
Director   Matthew Ozawa**  
Set Designer   Michael Yeargan  
Costume Designer   Jane Greenwood  
Lighting Designer   Duane Schuler  
Projection Designer   Chris Maravich  
Chorus Master   Michael Black  
Wigmaster and Makeup Designer Sarah Hatten  
Assistant Director   Alan E. Hicks  
Stage Manager   Chelsea Antrim Dennis  
Stage band Conductor   Robert Tweten  
Musical Preparation   Matthew Piatt  
  Craig Terry  
Projected Titles   Francis Rizzo  
 
*Lyric Opera debut
**Lyric directorial debut
ᵒCurrent member, Ryan Opera Center
ᵒᵒAlumna, Ryan Opera Center

 

 

Der Rosenkavalier

Richard Strauss
Feb. 8, 13, 16, 20, Mar. 4, 7, 10, 13/ In German
Lyric Opera presentation generously made possible by an Anonymous Donor and Mr. & Mrs. Dietrich M. Gross.
 
Octavian   Sophie Koch (February Dates)  
    Alice Coote (March Dates)  
The Marschallin (Princess von Werdenburg) Amanda Majeskiᵒᵒ  
Mohammed   Zach Thomas*  
The Marschallin’s Major-Domo   Mingjie Lei*ᵒ  
Baron Ochs   Matthew Rose*  
Leopold   Matthew Cobb  
  Chris Lysy  
The Marschallin’s Footmen   Geoffrey Agpalo  
  Ronald Watkins  
  Hoss Brock  
  Kenneth Nichols  
Noble Orphans   Hlengiwe Mkhwanaziᵒ  
  Lindsay Metzgerᵒ  
  Annie Rosenᵒ  
Milliner   Diana Newmanᵒ  
Animal Trainer   Alec Carlsonᵒ  
Valzacchi   Rodell Roselᵒᵒ  
A Singer    René Barberaᵒᵒ  
Notary   Philip Kraus  
Annina   Megan Marino*  
Faninal   Martin Gantner  
Marianne Leitmetzerin   Laura Wildeᵒ  
Faninal’s Major-Domo   Matthew DiBattista  
Sophie von Faninal   Christina Landshamer**  
Innkeeper   Jonathan Johnsonᵒ  
Waiters   Jesse Donnerᵒ  
  Anthony Clark Evansᵒ  
  Richard Ollarsabaᵒ  
  Bradley Smoakᵒ  
Police Commissioner   Patrick Guetti*ᵒ  
Conductor   Edward Gardner*  
Director   Marina Weber*  
Set and Costume Designer   Thierry Bosquet  
Lighting Designer   Duane Schuler  
Chorus Master   Michael Black  
Wigmaster and Makeup Designer Sarah Hatten  
Assistant Director   Elise Sandell  
Stage Manager   John W. Coleman  
Stage Band Conductor   Francesco Milioto  
Musical Preparation   William C. Billingham  
  Jerad Mosbey  
Prompter   Susan Miller Hult  
Fight Director   Chuck Coyl  
Projected Titles   Francis Rizzo  
 
*Lyric Opera debut
**American debut
ᵒCurrent member, Ryan Opera Center
ᵒᵒAlumna, Ryan Opera Center

 

 

NEW-TO-CHICAGO

Romeo and Juliet

Charles Gounod
Based on the tragedy of the same name by William Shakespeare
Feb. 22, 25, 28, Mar. 2, 5, 8, 11, 16, 19 /In French 
Lyric Opera presentation generously made possible by the N.I.B Foundation, Powershares, Julie and Roger Baskes, and Mr. and Mrs. W. James Farrell.
 
Tybalt   Jason Slayden*   
Count Paris   Takaoki Onishiᵒ  
Lord Capulet   Philip Horst  
Juliet   Susanna Phillipsᵒᵒ  
Mercutio   Joshua Hopkins  
Romeo   Joseph Calleja (Feb. 22 – Mar. 8)  
  Eric Cutler (Mar. 11 – 19)  
Gertrude   Deborah Nansteel*  
Gregorio   Anthony Clark Evansᵒ  
Stephano   Marianne Crebassa*  
Benvolio   Mingjie Lei  
Friar Laurence   Christian Van Hornᵒᵒ  
Duke of Verona   David Govertsenᵒᵒ  
Conductor   Emmanuel Villaume  
Director   Bartlett Sher*  
Set Designer   Michael Yeargan  
Costume Designer   Catherine Zuber  
Lighting Designer   Jennifer Tipton  
Chorus Master   Michael Black  
Choreographer   Chase Brock*  
Fight Director   B.H. Barry  
Ballet Mistress   August Tye  
Wigmaster and Makeup Designer Sarah Hatten  
Associate Director   Gina Lapinski  
Assistant Director   Jodi Gage  
Stage Manager   Rachel A. Tobias  
Stage Band Conductor   Robert Tweten  
Musical Preparation   Matthew Piatt  
  Eric Weimer  
Projected Titles   Derek Matson  
 
*Lyric Opera debut
ᵒCurrent member, Ryan Opera Center
ᵒᵒAlumna, Ryan Opera Center

 

 

Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Recital

Ivari Ilja, piano
Feb. 26
Lyric Opera recital generously made possible by the exclusive sponsor Ann Ziff.
 
PROGRAM  
     
Mikhail Glinka   “K Molli” (“To Molly”)  
  “Kak sladko s toboju mne byt’” (“How sweet it is to be with you”)   
  “Ne govori, chto serdcu bol’no” (“Say not that it grieves the heart”)   
  “Somnenije” (“Doubt”)  
  “Bolero”  
II      
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov   “Na kholmakh Gruzii” (“On the hills of Georgia”), Op. 3, No. 4   
  “O jesli b ty mogla” (“Oh, if thou couldst for one moment”), Op. 39, No. 1  
  “Drobitsja, i pleshchet, i bryzzhet volna” (“The wave breaks into spray”), Op. 46, No. 1   
  “Ne veter, veja s vysoty” (“Not the wind, blowing from the heights”), Op. 43, No. 2  
  “Chto v imeni tebe moyom?” (“What is my name to thee?”), Op. 4, No. 1   
  “Zvonche zhavoronka pen’ye” (“The lark sings louder”), Op. 43, No. 1  
III      
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky   “Blagoslavljaju vas, lesa” (“I bless you, forests”), Op. 47, No. 5  
  “Solovej” (“The nightingale”), Op. 60, No. 4  
  “Sred’ shumnogo bala” (“Amid the din of the ball”), Op. 38, No. 3   
  “Pervoye svidanije” (“The first meeting”), Op. 63, No. 4   
IV      
Richard Strauss   “Allerseelen” (“All Souls Day”), Op. 10, No. 8  
  “Befreit” (“Released”), Op. 39, No. 4  
  “Zueignung” (“Dedication”), Op. 10, No. 1   
  “Morgen” (“Morning”), Op. 27, No. 4   
  “Cäcilie” (“Cecilia”), Op. 27, No. 2  
     
Stage Manager   John W. Coleman  

 

 

LYRIC OPERA PREMIERE
NEW-TO-CHICAGO PRODUCTION
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s

The King and I

April 29-May 22 /In English 
Lyric Opera premiere generously made possible by The Negaunee Foundation, the Davee Foundation, Robert S. and Susan E. Morrison, Northern Trust, an Anonymous Donor, with additional support from an Anonymous Women’s Board Member.
 
Captain Orton     John Lister  
Louis Leonowens   Charlie Babbo*  
Anna Leonowens   Kate Baldwin*  
Interpreter   Jomar Ferreras*  
The Kralahome   Alan Ariano*  
King of Siam   Paolo Montalban*  
Tuptim   Ali Ewoldt*  
Lady Thiang   Rona Figueroa*  
Prince Chulalongkorn   Matthew Uzarraga*  
Princess Ying Yaowalak   Leila Koss*  
Lun Tha   Sam Simahk*  
Sir Edward Ramsay   David Parkes*  
Phra Alack   Peter Sipla*  
“The Small House of Uncle Thomas” Ballet    
Eliza   Lisa Gillespie*  
Angel/George   David Tai Kim*  
Simon of Legree   Jason Garcia Ignacio*  
Royal Wives    Melinda Alberty*
Nicole Besa*
Caitlin Finnie*
Emily Morales*
Margaret Ozaki*
Jamila Saares-Klemm*
Adrienne Tang*
 
Royal Children   Sophie Mieko Ackerman*
Alexis Aponte*
Lilly Fujioka*
Avonlea Hong*
Evangelyn Lee*
Liliana Martens*
Rika Nishikawa*
Ana Joy Rowley-Mathews*
Benedict Santos Schwegel*
A’naam Singh*
Zachary Uzarraga*
Sophia Woo*
 
Dancers   Shannon Alvis
Christina Chen*
Erika Choe*
Mai Claypool*
Catie Cuan*
Jasmine Ejan*
Lisa Gillespie*
Jason Garcia Ignacio*
Jolina Javier*
David Tai Kim*
Kevin Santos*
Andrew Slane*
Yu Suzuki
Scott Weber*
 
Ensemble   Elisa Billey Becker
Hoss Brock
Richard Bulda*
Jordan De Leon*
Jared V. Esguerra
Jaslene Gonzalez*
Raymond Interior*
Kenway Hon Wai K. Kua*
Amy Kuckelman*
Kenneth Nichols
Yvette Smith
Ronald Watkins
Sherry Watkins
 
Conductor   David Chase  
Director   Lee Blakeley**  
Set Designer   Jean-Marc Puissant*  
Costume Designer   Sue Blane*  
Lighting Designer   Rick Fisher*  
Sound Designer   Mark Grey  
Chorus Master   Michael Black  
Choreographer   Peggy Hickey  
Wigmaster and Makeup Designer Sarah Hatten  
Assistant Choreographer   Seth Hoff*  
Assistant Director   Erik Friedman  
Stage Manager   John W. Coleman  
Assistant Stage Managers   Kristen Barrett  
  Rachel A. Tobias  
Assistant Conductor   Valerie Maze  
Musical Preparation   Maria Honigschnabel  
  Karl Montzka*  
  Colin Welford*  
Fight Director   Nick Sandys  
Sound Engineer   Joe Schofield   
 
*Lyric Opera debut
** Lyric Opera directorial debut

Photo: Diana Newman (Beatriz), Jeongcheol Cha (Katsumi Hosokawa), Takaoki Onishi (Father Arguedas), Danielle de Niese (Roxane Coss), Rafael Davila (General Alfredo), Jacques Imbrailo (Joachim Messner), and Bradley Smoak (General Benjamin) in Bel Canto. c Todd Rosenberg.