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2018-2019 Operas within Driving Distance

Gounod: Faust. August 18

Gounod:  Faust.  August 18
Lyric Opera of Chicago presents a colorful and dynamic co-production with Portland Opera of a new version of the compelling opera Faust of Charles Gounod!.

Mozart: Cosi fan tutte. August 11

Mozart:  Cosi fan tutte.  August 11
Lyric Opera of Chicago's broadcast series of productions continues this week with Mozart's classic Cosi fan tutte, the inspired production by John Cox from San Francisco Opera.

Berlioz: Les Troyens. August 4

Berlioz:  Les Troyens.  August 4
Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the rarely produced masterpiece of French Opera Les Troyens of Hector Berlioz with a powerhouse cast and Sir Andrew Davis conducting.

Wagner: Lohengrin. July 28

Wagner: Lohengrin. July 28
The WFMT Radio Network completes its Opera Series of productions from the BBC and the European Broadcasting Union's 2017-18 season this week with Lohengrin by Richard Wagner from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London.

Verdi: Un ballo in maschera. July 21

Verdi: Un ballo in maschera. July 21
From the BBC and Broadcasting Union's 2017-2018 season of opera performances, Opera North presents Verdi's poignant Un ballo un maschera from Leeds Grand Theatre starring Dean Robinson as Count Ribbing, Stephen Richardson as Count Horn and Tereza Gevorgyan as Oscar. Richard Farnes conducts!

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin. July 14

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin.  July 14
Scottish Opera offers Tchaikovsky's great Russian romantic starring Samuel Dale Johnson as Onegin, Natalya Romaniw as Tatyana and Peter Auty as Lensky. Stuart Stratford conducts as the WFMT network's WFMT Radio Opera Series continues with operas from the BBC and European Broadcasting Union's 2017-2018 season!

Monteverdi: The Return of Ulysses. July 7

Monteverdi:  The Return of Ulysses.  July 7
This production was from The Roundhouse, a smaller venue used by the Royal Opera for chamber and baroque operas. It featured Australian mezzo Caitlin Hulcup as Penelope and Roderick Williams as Ulysses.



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