July 2015 Lyric Opera of Chicago

July 2015 Lyric Opera of Chicago

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.

Hear Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, conducted by RPO Music Director Ward Stare, on July 4th.

"It seems like Lyric Opera can do no wrong this season"- or so says the Chicago Classical Review. (The Los Angeles Opera season begins July 18th.)

7/4       Gershwin:  Porgy & Bess (in English) CONDUCTOR:  Ward Stare

CAST:

     Clara     Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi 

     Mingo    Chase Taylor

     Sportin’ Life      Jermaine Smith

     Jake     Norman Garrett

     Serena     Karen Slack

     Robbins     Bernard Holcomb

     Jim     Earl Hazell

     Peter     Curtis Bannister

     Lily       Veronica Chapman-Smith

     Maria     Gwendolyn Brown 

     Porgy     Eric Owens  

     Crown     Eric Greene

     Bess     Adina Aaron

     Detective     John Lister

     Policeman     Brian Mccaskill

     Undertaker     Kenneth Nichols

     Lawyer Frazier     Will Liverman 

     Annie     Leah Dexter

     Nelson     Anthony P. Mcglaun

     Strawberry Woman     Samantha Mcelhaney

     Crab Man     Jermaine Brown, Jr.      

     Coroner     Dev Kennedy

7/11      Puccini:  Tosca (in Italian)

CAST:

     Cesare Angelotti      Richard Ollarsaba

     Sacristan     Dale Travis

     Mario Cavaradossi     Brian Jagde

     Floria Tosca     Tatiana Serjan

     Baron Scarpia     Evgeny Nikitin

     Spoletta     Rodell Rosel

     Sciarrone     Bradley Smoak

     Shepherd     Annie Wagner

     Jailer     Anthony Clark Evans