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 2020 Season


Saturday Opera with Lane Whitesell 

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

2018-2019 Operas within Driving Distance

June 6. Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte

June 6.  Mozart:  Cosi fan Tutte
In this performance from last February, Lyric Opera of Chicago fielded a good cast, with Ana Maria Martinez and Marianne Crebasse as Fiordiligi and Dorabella, and Andrew Stenson and Joshua Hopkins as their suitors. Alessandro Corbelli is Don Alfonso.

May 30. Richard Strauss: Elektra

May 30.  Richard Strauss:  Elektra
Lise Lindstrom is Elektra in this production from Vienna last November.

May 23. Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann

May 23.  Offenbach:  Tales of Hoffmann
The Hoffmann, Dmitry Korchak, is a very hot property, so you
may now make up your mind bout his talent. The same goes for
Olga Peretyatko, who sings all three heroines instead of the more
expected Olympia only.

May 16th. Gluck: Alceste

May 16th.  Gluck:  Alceste
This production from the Bavarian National Opera, Munich, featured much more dance than usual productions. Dorothea Roeschmann is the title character, with Charles Castronovo as her husband Admetus, whom she determines to save by sacrificing herself.

May 9. Donizetti: Maria Stuarda

May 9.  Donizetti:  Maria Stuarda
A reprise performance from 2013 with Joyce di Donato and Elsa van den Heever.

May 2. Janacek: Kat'a Kabanova

May 2.  Janacek:  Kat'a Kabanova
This is a rebroadcast of the performance from Christmas day, 2004, with Karita Mattila as Kat'a and Judith Forst as Kabanicha. Oklahoman Chris Merritt is featured in the cameo role of Tichon.

April 25. Puccini: Turandot

April 25.  Puccini:  Turandot
A reprise of the broadcast of several years ago with Nina Stemme as the title character. Marco Berti and Anita Hartig are pictured as Calaf and Liu during Non Piangere, Liu.



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