UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA

ROSSINI

 

PINE MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL

July 9, 12, 2015

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

MOZART

 

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

September 26, 30, 2015
October 3, 6, 9, 15, 18, 21, 24

WOZZECK

BERG

 

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

November 1, 4, 7, 12, 16, 21, 2015

BEL CANTO

LOPEZ

 

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

December 7, 10, 12, 2015
January 5, 8, 13, 2016

DER ROSENKAVALIER

STRAUSS

 

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

February 8, 13, 16, 20, 2016
March 4, 7, 10, 13

LA BOHÈME

PUCCINI

 

OPERA THEATRE OF SAINT LOUIS

Summer 2016
Dates TBA

LATEST NEWS

Don Basilio brings Smoak to debut with Pine Mountain Music Festival

20 June 2015

Celebrating their 25th season, "Joy in Music," the Pine Mountain Music Festival brings Rossini's famous comedy to life amidst the natural beauty of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. With an exciting and accomplished cast and a story adored by opera lovers, The Barber of Seville makes for the centerpiece of the 2015 PMMF season. Bradley Smoak brings his unique and extraordinary talents to the smarmy music teacher, Don Basilio, in what is quickly becoming a signature role.

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Bradley Smoak makes unexpected debut with Chicago Symphony Orchestra

9 May 2015

Stepping in with only a few hours notice for Eric Owens, who canceled citing health reasons, Bradley Smoak joins the world-renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen in Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges as Armchair/Tree and will also be performing in Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande on short notice as the Doctor/Shepherd. This marks an exciting and important debut with the CSO for Mr. Smoak. To read the official press release, click here.

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Smoak to bring many different roles to life in 2015/16 Lyric Opera season

22 February 2015

With the official announcement of Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2015/16 season, Smoak will be involved in several exciting productions in the upcoming season, including playing Antonio in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, Apprentice #1 in Wozzeck directed by Sir David McVicar, and Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier. More information and full production details coming soon!

 

Weinberg's The Passenger brings the past to vivid life

18 February 2015

With performances through March 15, Lyric Opera of Chicago brings Weinberg's The Passenger to the Civic Opera House stage. This haunting tale, based on the true story of a Holocaust survivor, takes place on a cruise ship in the 1960s, where a former Nazi SS Officer is forced to relive her time in Auschwitz. Haunted by her past, she is stunned when she thinks she recognizes a fellow passenger; is it really Marta, her former prisoner? With gripping performances and an incredibly realistic production, this is a new opera not to miss.

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Puccini's masterpiece, Tosca, returns to Lyric Opera stage

20 January 2015

In the operatic repertoire, there are many iconic pieces that define the genre. Puccini's timeless classic, Tosca, is a prime example of opera at its finest. In this new-to-Chicago production, directed by John Caird and conducted by Dmitri Jurowski, the story of the young actress and her battle for love amidst political turmoil is brought to life with dark and haunting visuals, along with visceral singing that will leave you with chills.

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