Opera Schedule

KHFM Presents The 2021 WFMT Radio Network Opera Series

Elektra (in German)
August 7, 2021

VENUE: Swedish Royal Opera House, Stockholm
PRESENTING COMPANY: Swedish Royal Opera

COMPOSER: Richard Strauss
LIBRETTO: Hugo von Hofmannsthal

CAST:
Elektra Birgit Nilsson
Klytaemnestra Barbro Ericson
Chrysothemis Berit Lindholm
Orest Erik Saedén
Aegisth Kåge Jehrlander
Orest’s tutor Erik Sundquist
Klytaemnestra’s confidante Kjerstin Dellert
Klytaemnestra’s trainbearer Maj-Lis Tollbo
Young servant John-Erik Jacobsson
Old servant Sven-Erik Jacobsson
An overseer Margareta Bergström
First Maid Ileana Peterson
Second Maid Margot Rödin
Third Maid Ingeborg Kjellgren
Fourth Maid Eva Prytz
Fifth Maid Laila Andersson

ENSEMBLE: Swedish Royal Opera Orchestra
CHORUS: Swedish Royal Opera Chorus
CONDUCTOR: Berislav Klobucar

Approx. Length: 1 hour, 55 minutes

Manon (in French)
August 14, 2021

VENUE: Opéra Bastille, Paris
PRESENTING COMPANY: Opéra de Paris (Paris Opera)

COMPOSER: Jules Massenet
LIBRETTO: Henri Meilhac & Philippe Gille

CAST:
Manon Pretty Yende
Le Chevalier des Grieux Benjamin Bernheim
Lescaut Ludovic Tézier
Le comte des Grieux Roberto Tagliavini
Guillot de Morfontaine Rodolphe Briand
de Brétigny Pierre Doyen
Poussette Cassandre Berthon
Javotte Alix Le Saux
Rosette Jeanne Ireland
Innkeeper Philippe Rouillon
First Guard Julien Joguet
Second Guard Laurent Laberdesque

ENSEMBLE: Paris Opera Orchestra
CHORUS: Paris Opera Chorus
CHORUS DIRECTOR: José Luís Basso
CONDUCTOR: Dan Ettinger

Approx. Length: 3 hours, 5 minutes

The Demon (in Russian)
August 21, 2021

VENUE: Grand Théâtre, Bordeaux
PRESENTING COMPANY: Opéra National de Bordeaux

COMPOSER: Anton Rubinstein
LIBRETTO: Pavel Viskovatov & Mikhail Lermontov

CAST:
Old Servant of Prince Sinodal Luc Bertin-Hugault
Nanny Svetlana Lifar
Prince Gudal Alexandros Stavrakakis
The Angel Ray Chenez
Prince Sinodal Alexey Dolgov
Tamara Evgenia Muraveva
The Demon Nicolas Cavallier
Messenger Paul Gaugler

ENSEMBLE: Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine
CHORUS: Chorus of the Opéra National de Bordeaux, Limoges Opera Chorus
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Salvatore Caputo, Edward Ananian-Cooper
CONDUCTOR: Paul Daniel

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 10 minutes

Parsifal (in German)
August 28, 2021

VENUE: Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse
PRESENTING COMPANY: Opéra du Capitole de Toulouse

COMPOSER: Richard Wagner
LIBRETTO: Richard Wagner

CAST:
Parsifal Nikolai Schukoff
Kundry Sophie Koch
Gurnemanz Peter Rose
Amfortas Matthias Goerne
Klingsor Pierre-Yves Pruvot
Titurel Julien Véronèse
First Flowermaiden Andreea Soare
Second Flowermaiden/First Squire Marion Tassou
Third Flowermaiden Adèle Charvet
Fourth Flowermaiden Elena Poesina
Fifth Flowermaiden Céline Laborie
Sixth Flowermaiden/Second Squire/Voice from Heaven Juliette Mars
First Knight of the Grail Kristofer Lundin
Second Knight of the Grail Yuri Kissin
Third Squire Enguerrand de Hys
Fourth Squire François Almuzara

ENSEMBLE: Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse
CHORUS: Chorus of the Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse; Children’s Choir of the Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse; Montpellier-Occitanie National Opera Chorus
CONDUCTOR: Frank Beermann

Approx. Length: 4 hours, 15 minutes

Hippolyte et Aricie (in French)
September 4, 2021

VENUE: Opéra Comique, Paris
PRESENTING COMPANY: Opéra Comique

COMPOSER: Jean-Philippe Rameau
LIBRETTO: Simon-Joseph Pellegrin

CAST:
Hippolyte Reinoud Van Mechelen
Aricie Elsa Benoit
Thésée Stéphane Degout
Oenone Séraphine Cotrez
Diane Eugénie Lefebvre
Prêtresse de Diane, Chasseresse, Metelote, Bergère Léa Desandre
Tisiphone Edwin Fardini
Second Parque Martial Pauliat
First Parque Constantin Goubet
Mercure Guillaume Gutiérrez

ENSEMBLE: Pygmalion Ensemble
CHORUS: Pygmalion Chorus
CONDUCTOR: Raphaël Pichon

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 35 minutes

Tancredi (in Italian)
September 11, 2021

VENUE: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
PRESENTING COMPANY: Opera Southwest

COMPOSER: Gioachino Rossini
LIBRETTO: Gaetano Rossi

CAST:
Tancredi Heather Johnson
Amenaide Lindsay Ohse
Argirio Heath Huberg
Orbazzano Matthew Curran
Isaura Madelyn Wanner
Roggiero Chelsea Duval-Major

ENSEMBLE: Opera Southwest Orchestra
CHORUS: Opera Southwest Chorus
CONDUCTOR: Anthony Barrese

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 40 minutes

Ali Baba (in Italian)
September 18, 2021

VENUE: National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
PRESENTING COMPANY: Opera Southwest

COMPOSER: Giovanni Bottesini
LIBRETTO: Emilio Taddei

CAST:
Ali Baba Ashraf Sewailam
Nadir Christopher Bozeka
Delia Monica Yunus
Aboul Hassan Kevin Thompson
Orsocane Darren Stokes
Morgiana Laurel Semerdjian
Faor Kameron Ghanavanti
Thieves Matthew Soibelman and Jonathan Walker-Vankuren

ENSEMBLE: Opera Southwest Orchestra
CHORUS: Opera Southwest Chorus
CONDUCTOR: Anthony Barrese

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Pelléas et Mélisande (in French)
September 25, 2021

VENUE: Rouen Normandy Opera
PRESENTING COMPANY: Rouen Normandy Opera

COMPOSER: Claude Debussy
LIBRETTO: Maurice Maeterlinck

CAST:
Mélisande Adèle Charvet
Pelléas Huw Montague Rendall
Golaud Nicolas Courjal
Arkel Jean Teitgen
Geneviève Lucile Richardot
Yniold Anne-Sophie Petit

ENSEMBLE: Rouen-Normandie Opera Orchestra
CHORUS: Dijon Opera Chorus
CONDUCTOR: Pierre Dumoussaud

Approx. Length: 3 hours

La Clemenza di Tito (in Italian)
October 2, 2021

VENUE: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
PRESENTING COMPANY: LA Opera

COMPOSER: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
LIBRETTO: Caterino Mazzolà

CAST:
Titus Russell Thomas
Vitellia Guanqun Yu
Sesto Elizabeth DeShong
Servilia Janai Brugger
Annio Taylor Raven
Publio James Creswell

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

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 20 minutes

Billy Budd (in English)
October 9, 2021

VENUE: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
PRESENTING COMPANY: LA Opera

COMPOSER: Benjamin Britten
LIBRETTO: E. M. Forster and Eric Crozier

CAST:
Billy Budd Liam Bonner
Capt. Edward Fairfax Vere Richard Croft
John Claggart Greer Grimsley
Mr. Redburn Anthony Michaels-Moore
Mr. Flint Daniel Sumegi
Lt. Ratcliffe Patrick Blackwell
Red Whiskers Greg Fedderly
Arthur Jones Museop Kim
Donald Jonathan Michie
Dansker James Creswell
Bosun Craig Colclough
Novice Keith Jameson
First Mate Paul LaRosa
Second Mate Daniel Armstrong
Novice’s Friend Valentin Anikin
Maintop Vladmir Dmitruk
Squeak Matthew O’Neill
Cabin Boy Rory Hemmings
Gunner’s Mate Steve Pence
Hurt Salior Todd Strange
Sailor with Earring Gabriel Manro

ENSEMBLE: LA Opera Orchestra
CHORUS: LA Opera Chorus and LA Children’s Chorus
CONDUCTOR: James Conlon

Approx. Length: 3 hours, 15 minutes

La bohème (in French)
October 16, 2021

VENUE: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
PRESENTING COMPANY: LA Opera

COMPOSER: Giacomo Puccini
LIBRETTO: Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

CAST:
Mimi Marina Costa-Jackson
Rodolfo Saimir Pirgu
Musetta Erica Petrocelli
Marcello Kihun Yoon
Colline Nicholas Brownlee
Schaunard Michael J. Hawk
Alcindoro Patrick Blackwell
Parpignol Robert Stahley

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

Approx. Length: 2 hours

Orlando (in English)
October 23, 2021

VENUE: Haymarket Opera Company
PRESENTING COMPANY: Haymarket Opera Company

COMPOSER: George Frideric Handel
LIBRETTO: Carlo Sigismondo Capece

CAST:
Orlando Bejun Mehta
Angelica Kimberly Jones
Medoro Emily Fons
Dorinda Erica Schuller
Zoroastro David Govertsen

ENSEMBLE: Haymarket Opera Orchestra
HARPSICHORD: Jory Vinikour
CONDUCTOR: Craig Trumpeter

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 55 minutes

La Fille du régiment (in French)
October 30, 2021

VENUE: Grand Hall, Slovene National Theatre, Maribor
PRESENTING COMPANY: SNG Maribor Opera

COMPOSER: Gaetano Donizetti
LIBRETTO: Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges

CAST:
Marie Petya Ivanova
Tonio Martin Sušnik
Sergeant Sulpice Jaki Jurgec
Marquise of Berkenfield Irena Petkova
Hortensius Dušan Topolovec
A Corporal Sebastijan Čelofiga

ENSEMBLE: SNG Maribor Symphony Orchestra
CHORUS: SNG Maribor Opera Chorus
CONDUCTOR: Simon Robinson

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 5 minutes

Carmen (in French)
November 6, 2021

VENUE: Vienna State Opera
PRESENTING COMPANY: Vienna State Opera

COMPOSER: Georges Bizet
LIBRETTO: Henri Meilhac & Ludovic Halévy

CAST:
Carmen Anita Rachvelishvlli
Don Jose Piotr Beczała
Escamillo Erwin Schrott
Micaëla Vera-Lotte Boecker
Frasquita Slávka Zámečníková
Mercédès Szilvia Vörös
Zuniga Peter Kellner
Moralès Martin Hässler
Le Remendado Carlos Osuna
Le Dancaïre Michael Arivony

ENSEMBLE: Vienna State Opera Orchestra
CHORUS: Vienna State Opera Chorus
CONDUCTOR: Andrés Orozco-Estrada

Approx. Length: 2 hour, 35 minutes

Peter Grimes (in English)
November 13, 2021

VENUE: Teatro Real, Madrid
PRESENTING COMPANY: Teatro Real, Madrid

COMPOSER: Benjamin Britten
LIBRETTO: Montagu Slater

CAST:
Peter Grimes Allan Clayton
Ellen Orford Maria Bengtsson
Captain Balstrode Christopher Purves
Auntie Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Bob Boles John Graham-Hall
Swallow Clive Bayley
Mrs. Sedley Rosie Aldridge
Rev. Horace Adams James Gilchrist
Ned Keene Jacques Imbrailo
Hobson Barnaby Rea
First Niece Rocío Pérez
Second Niece Natalia Labourdette

ENSEMBLE: Teatro Real Orchestra
CHORUS: Teatro Real Chorus
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Andrés Máspero
CONDUCTOR: Ivor Bolton

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 40 minutes

Luisa Miller (in Italian)
November 20, 2021

VENUE: Teatro dell’Opera, Rome
PRESENTING COMPANY: Teatro dell’Opera, Rome

COMPOSER: Giuseppe Verdi
LIBRETTO: Salvatore Cammarano

CAST:
Count Walter Michele Pertusi
Rodolfo Antonio Poli
Frederica Daniela Barcellona
Wurm Nahuel di Pierro
Miller Roberto Frontali
Luisa Roberta Mantegna
Laura Irene Savignano
Peasant Rodrigo Ortiz

ENSEMBLE: Rome Opera Orchestra
CHORUS: Rome Opera Chorus
CONDUCTOR: Michele Mariotti

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 25 minutes

Silent Night (in English)
November 27, 2021

VENUE: Ordway Center, MN
PRESENTING COMPANY: Minnesota Opera

COMPOSER: Kevin Puts
LIBRETTO: Mark Cambell

CAST:
Anna Sørensen Karin Wolverton
Nikolaus Sprink Miles Mykkanen
Lt. Audebert Edward Parks
Lt. Horstmayer Joshua Jeremiah
Lt. Gordon Christian Thurston
Jonathan Dale Christian Sanders
Kronprinz Stephen Martin
Father Palmer Troy Cook
William Dale Charles Eaton
Ponchel Andrew Wilkowske
British Major Nicholas Davis
General Audebert Wm. Clay Thompson
Madeleine Audebert Danielle Beckvermit

ENSEMBLE: Minnesota Opera Orchestra
CONDUCTOR: Courtney Lewis

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 45 minutes