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An Operavore Christmas

December 19th


WQXR's Naomi Lewin presents an hour of Christmas and holiday music from the world of opera and oratorio sung by some of the greatest singers past and present including Marilyn Horne, Leontyne Price, Bryn Terfel, Thomas Hampson, Joan Sutherland and more.  Enjoy this delightful special on Saturday, December 19th following the Metropolitan Opera's production of Humperdinck's Hansel & Gretel!


Saturday Opera with Lane Whitesell 

Enjoy Lane's reviews of opera performances within driving distance here!

2018-2019 Operas within Driving Distance

September 12. Armienta: Bless Me, Ultima

September 12.  Armienta:  Bless Me, Ultima
From Albuquerque's Opera Southwest, California-based Hector Armienta wrote an opera based on Rudolfo Anaya's seminal novel, Bless me, Ultima. This is the world premiere performance.

September 5. Beethoven: Fidelio, from Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

September 5.  Beethoven:  Fidelio, from Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Lise Davidson and Jonas Kaufmann as Leonora (Fidelio) and Florestan lead a great performance.

August 29. Monteverdi: L'Orfeo

August 29.  Monteverdi:  L'Orfeo
The first full-length telling of the legend of Orpheus in 17th-century Italy with full music. This is a modern-dress version with a small cast and a baroque orchestra for the about 90-minute score.

Augsut 22. Verdi: Aida

This is a concert performance from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

1 August. Bizet: Carmen

1 August.  Bizet:  Carmen
Oklahoma's Kelly O'Connor as Mercedes joins Anna Maria Martinez and Brandon Jovanovich as Carmen and Don Jose, with Alexander Vinogradov as Escamillo and Amanda Woodbury as Micaela. Pictured are Carmen and Escamillo in Act IV.

25 July. Bellini: I Puritani

25 July.  Bellini:  I Puritani
Two years ago this production was directed by Ming Cho Lee with costumes by Peter Hall.

18 July. Gluck: Orphee et Euridice

18 July.  Gluck:  Orphee et Euridice
This is the French version for tenor, starring Dimitri Korchak as Orphee, and with complete choreography by the Joffrey Ballet. You may have seen this two years ago on Great Performances on PBS.

11 July. Gounod: Faust

11 July.  Gounod:  Faust
One of the last performances at Lyric Opera of Chicago before the CoViD pandemic began stars Ailyn Perez and Benjamin Bernheim as Marguerite and Faust, Christian van Horn as Mefistofeles, and Edward Park as Valentine.

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