Saturday at the Opera : June 2013

Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Saturday, June 29, 2013

South African tenor Johan Botha plays Walther von Stolzing, the charismatic young knight. Botha sings opposite Amanda Majeski, an American soprano who plays the heroine of the story, Eva Pogner.

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Puccini's La Boheme

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Today at 1 pm, celebrated Russian soprano Anna Netrebko makes her belated Lyric debut as the consumptive heroine, Mimi, singing opposite the Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja as her lover, the poet Rodolfo.

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Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel

Saturday, June 15, 2013

This production from the Lyric Opera of Chicago features just enough scary and gruesome ingredients, plus a food-flinging scene.

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Donizetti's Don Pasquale

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Today at 1 pm, hear why the Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of Donizetti's opera buffa reminded some of the city's music critics of a TV sitcom -- and in a good way.

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Massenet's Werther

Saturday, June 01, 2013

Massenet's Werther received its American premiere in Chicago, in 1894, and it returned for the first time in 34 years this past November. Hear it today at 1 pm.

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