Lyric Opera’s 2012/13 Season

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 58th Season – 2012-13

Sir Andrew Davis on the podium for four operas:
Elektra , Simon Boccanegra, Werther, and Die Meistersinger

Elektra
Richard Strauss/new production
Christine Goerke, Jill Grove, Emily Magee, Alan Held
Sir Andrew Davis/cond., David McVicar/dir.
John Macfarlane/sets & costumes, Jennifer Tipton/lighting

Simon Boccanegra
Giuseppe Verdi/Covent Garden production
Thomas Hampson, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Krassimira Stoyanova, Frank Lopardo
Sir Andrew Davis/cond., Elijah Moshinsky/dir.
Michael Yeargan/sets, Peter J. Hall/costumes, Duane Schuler/lighting

Werther
Jules Massenet/new production
Matthew Polenzani, Sophie Koch, Kiri Deonarine, Craig Verm
Sir Andrew Davis/cond., Francisco Negrin/dir.
Louis Désiré/sets & costumes, Duane Schuler/lighting

Don Pasquale
Gaetano Donizetti/Dallas Opera production – new to Chicago
Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, Marlis Petersen, René Barbera, Corey Crider
Stephen Lord/cond., Sir Thomas Allen/dir.
Jean-Pierre Ponnelle/sets & costumes, Christine Binder/lighting

Hansel and Gretel
Engelbert Humperdinck/Lyric production
Elizabeth DeShong, Maria Kanyova, Jill Grove
Ward Stare/cond., Richard Jones/orig. prod., Eric Einhorn/dir.
John Macfarlane/sets & costumes, Jennifer Tipton/lighting

La bohème
Giacomo Puccini/San Francisco Opera production – new to Chicago
Ana María Martínez/Anna Netrebko, Dimitri Pittas/Joseph Calleja, Elizabeth Futral
Emmanuel Villaume/cond., Louisa Muller/dir.
Michael Yeargan/sets, Walter Mahoney/costumes, Duane Schuler/lighting

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Richard Wagner/new production
James Morris, Johan Botha, Amanda Majeski, Bo Skovhus
Sir Andrew Davis/cond., David McVicar/orig. prod., Marie Lambert/dir.
Vicki Mortimer/sets & costumes, Paule Constable/lighting

Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi/new staging with Lyric sets/costumes
Andrzej Dobber/Željko Lučić, Albina Shagimuratova,
Giuseppe Filianoti, Andrea Silvestrelli
Evan Rogister/cond., TBA/dir.,
Robert Innes Hopkins/sets, Jane Greenwood/costumes, Duane Schuler/lighting

A Streetcar Named Desire
André Previn/Lyric premiere, new production (staged concert performance)
Renée Fleming, Susanna Philips, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Anthony Dean Griffey
Evan Rogister/cond., Brad Dalton/dir.

Long Live Passion!
Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 58th season features nine operas:
Elektra , Simon Boccanegra, Werther, Don Pasquale,
Hansel and Gretel, La bohème, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg,
Rigoletto, A Streetcar Named Desire

Major artists include Johan Botha, Joseph Calleja, Ildebrando D’Arcangelo,
Andrzej Dobber, Renée Fleming, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Elizabeth Futral, Christine Goerke,
Jill Grove, Thomas Hampson, Alan Held, Frank Lopardo, Željko Lučić, Emily Magee,
Ana María Martínez, James Morris, Anna Netrebko, Marlis Petersen, Susanna Phillips,
Matthew Polenzani, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Albina Shagimuratova, Krassimira Stoyanova
 

68 performances of 9 operas in the 25-week subscription season,
 including 6 new-to-Chicago productions,
Saturday, October 6, 2012 through Saturday, April 6, 2013  

Renée Fleming and Susan Graham Subscriber Appreciation Recital
Thursday, January 24, 2013  

Celebrated pianist Lang Lang to give only Chicago-area recital in 2012
at Civic Opera House Saturday, May 12 (previously announced) 

New! Subscribers can now save 40% over individual-ticket prices every day of the week,
for matinee and evening performances!
New discounts! New lower main-floor prices in some sections!

Subscribers pay as little as $38/seat on main floor, as little as $25/seat in balcony.
Subscription prices start at just $152 for 4 operas on main floor
and $100 for 4 operas in upper balcony.

ONLY subscribers are eligible for Streetcar performances starring Renée Fleming
and for Anna Netrebko-La bohème performances