Opera Schedule

KHFM Presents The 2022 WFMT Radio Network Opera Series

Rusalka (in Czech)
Sept 24, 2022

VENUE: China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts
PRESENTING COMPANY: National Centre for the Performing Arts

COMPOSER: Antonín Dvořák
LIBRETTO: Jaroslav Kvapil

CAST:
Rusalka ZHOU Xiaolin
Prince   Ladislav Elgr
Jezibaba GUO Yanyu
Water Sprite TIAN Haojiang
Foreign Princess KE Luwa
Spirits LI Xintong, WANG Jing, YANG Yanting
Gamekeeper KOU Jing
Chef ZHANG Xin
Hunter LIANG Yufeng

ENSEMBLE: NCPA Orchestra
CHORUS: NCPA Chorus
CONDUCTOR: Rastislav Stur

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 15 minutes

The Merry Widow (in German)
October 1, 2022

VENUE: China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts
PRESENTING COMPANY: National Centre for the Performing Arts

COMPOSER: Franz Lehár
LIBRETTO: Viktor Léon and Leo Stein

CAST:
Hanna Glawari SONG Yuanming
Count Danilo Danilovitsch Thomas Laske
Valencienne Sarah Zhai Strauss
Camille de Rosillon SHI Yijie

ENSEMBLE: NCPA Orchestra
CHORUS: NCPA Chorus
CONDUCTOR: Thomas Rösner

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 15 minutes

A Village Teacher (in Mandarin)
October 8, 2022

VENUE: China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts
PRESENTING COMPANY: National Centre for the Performing Arts

COMPOSER: Hao Weiya
LIBRETTO: Liu Heng

CAST:
Yang Caihong ZHOU Xiaolin
Zhou Luoping WANG Hexiang
Li Wenguang KOU Jing
Meng Qiuxia ZHANG Wenqin
Lin Xifeng WANG Lei
Zhou Wushan GUAN Zhijing

ENSEMBLE: NCPA Orchestra
CHORUS: NCPA Chorus
CONDUCTOR: ZHANG Yi

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Il Corsaro (in Italian)
October 15, 2022

VENUE: Cahn Auditorium
PRESENTING COMPANY: Opera Festival of Chicago

COMPOSER: Giuseppe Verdi
LIBRETTO: Francesco Maria Piave

CAST:
Corrado Jose Simerilla Romero
Medora Christine Arand
Seid Franco Pomponi
Gulnara Alejandra Sandoval
Giovanni Frank De Vincentis
The Eunuch Benjamin Burney
Aga Selimo André De Mesquita

ENSEMBLE: Opera Festival of Chicago Orchestra
CHORUS: Opera Festival of Chicago Chorus
CONDUCTOR: Emanuele Andrizzi

Approx. Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes

L’Inganno Felice (in Italian)
October 22, 2022

VENUE: Athenaeum Center
PRESENTING COMPANY: Opera Festival of Chicago

COMPOSER: Gioachino Rossini
LIBRETTO: Giuseppe Maria Foppa

CAST:
Duke Bertrando Kenneth Tarver
Isabella Katherine Beck
Ormondo Frank DeVincentis
Tarabotto Alexander Adams-Leytes
Batone Matthew Ciuffitelli

ENSEMBLE: Opera Festival of Chicago Orchestra
CHORUS: Opera Festival of Chicago Chorus
CONDUCTOR: Emanuele Andrizzi

Approx. Length: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Aida (in Italian)
October 29, 2022

VENUE: Dorothy Chandeler Pavilion
PRESENTING COMPANY: LA Opera

COMPOSER: Giuseppe Verdi
LIBRETTO: Antonio Ghislanzoni

CAST:
Aida Latonia Moore
Amneris Melody Moore
Radames Russell Thomas
Amonasro George Gagnidze
Ramfis Morris Robinson
Priestess Alaysha Fox
King of Egypt Peixin Chen
Messenger Anthony Ciaramitaro

ENSEMBLE: LA Opera Orchestra
CHORUS: LA Opera Chorus
CONDUCTOR: James Conlon

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 45 minutes

L’Amant anonyme (in French)
November 5, 2022

VENUE: Jarvis Opera Hall
PRESENTING COMPANY: Haymarket Opera Company & Cedille Records

COMPOSER: Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges
LIBRETTO: François Guillome Desfontaines

CAST:
Léontine Nicole Cabell
Valcour Geoffrey Agpalo
Ophémon David Govertsen
Jeannette Erica Schuller
Colin Michael St. Peter
Dorothée Nathalie Colas

ENSEMBLE: Haymarket Opera Orchestra
CONDUCTOR: Craig Trompeter

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Roméo et Juliette (in French)
November 12, 2022

VENUE: China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts
PRESENTING COMPANY: National Centre for the Performing Arts

COMPOSER: Charles Gounod
LIBRETTO: Jules Barbier and Michel Carré

CAST:
Juliette Mélissa Petit
Roméo Francesco Demuro
Le Comte Capulet Luca Grassi
Frère Laurent Burak Bilgili
Mercutio Alessandro Luongo
Stéphano Jurgita Adamonytė
Tybalt YUAN Lu
Gertrude DUAN Nina

ENSEMBLE: NCPA Orchestra
CHORUS: NCPA Chorus
CONDUCTOR: Patrick Fournillier

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Don Pasquale (in Italian)
November 19, 2022

VENUE: China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts
PRESENTING COMPANY: National Centre for the Performing Arts

COMPOSER: Gaetano Donizetti
LIBRETTO: Michele Accursi

CAST:
Don Pasquale Bruno Pratico
Noria Ekaterina Bakanova
Ernesto SHI Yijie
Dottor Matatesta Filippo Polinelli
Natalo WANG Hexiang

ENSEMBLE: NCPA Orchestra
CHORUS: NCPA Chorus
CONDUCTOR: Daniele Callegari

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Falstaff (in Italian)
November 26, 2022

VENUE: China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts
PRESENTING COMPANY: National Centre for the Performing Arts

COMPOSER: Giuseppe Verdi
LIBRETTO: Arrigo Boito

CAST:
Sir John Falstaff Roberto de Candia
Alice Rachele Stanisci
Ford Filippo Polinelli
Nannetta Giulia Semenzato
Fenton SHI Yijie
Mrs. Quickly Anna Maria Chiuri
Meg Page Lilly Jørsyad
Dr. Caius LIANG Yufeng
Bardolf KOU Jing
Pistola HUANG Yisheng

ENSEMBLE: NCPA Orchestra
CHORUS: NCPA Chorus
CONDUCTOR: Renato Palumbo

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 15 minutes

L’Elisir D’Amore (in Italian)
December 3, 2022

VENUE: China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts
PRESENTING COMPANY: National Centre for the Performing Arts

COMPOSER: Gaetano Donizetti
LIBRETTO: Felice Romani

CAST:
Adina Serena Gamberoni
Nemorino Francesco Meli
Belcore LIU Songhu
Dr. Dulcamara Enzo Capuano
Ganeta MA Min

ENSEMBLE: NCPA Orchestra
CHORUS: NCPA Chorus
CONDUCTOR: Pier Giorgio Morandi

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 30 minutes