Opera Schedule

KHFM Presents The WFMT Radio Network Opera Series 2020

Scalia/Ginsburg & Trial by Jury (Double-Bill)
November 7, 2020

VENUE: The Grand (Wilmington, DE)
PRESENTING COMPANY: OperaDelaware

FIRST BILL: Scalia/Ginsburg (in English)

COMPOSER: Derrick Wang
LIBRETTO: Derrick Wang
DIRECTOR: Fenlon Lamb

CAST:
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg Jennifer Zetlan, soprano
Justice Antonin Scalia Brian Cheney, tenor
Commentator Ben Wager, bass-baritone

SECOND BILL: Trial by Jury (in English)

COMPOSER: Arthur Sullivan
LIBRETTO: William Schwenck Gilbert
DIRECTOR: Cynthia du Pont Tobias

CAST:
The Learned Judge Ben Lowe, baritone
Angelina (the Plaintiff) Anaïs Naharro-Murphy, soprano
Edwin (the Defendant) Colin Doyle, tenor
Bridesmaid (1) Chelsea Duval-Major, mezzo-soprano
Bridesmaid (2) Dana Macintosh, soprano
Counsel for the Plaintiff Orin Strunk, tenor
Usher Cody Müller, bass

ENSEMBLE: OperaDelaware Orchestra
CONDUCTOR: Sara Jobin

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Tosca (in Italian)
November 14, 2020

VENUE: La Scala, Milan
PRESENTING COMPANY: La Scala

COMPOSER: Giacomo Puccini
LIBRETTO: Luigi Illica, Giuseppe Giacosa

CAST:
Floria Tosca Anna Netrebko, soprano
Mario Cavaradossi Francesco Meli, tenor
Baron Scarpia Luca Salsi, baritone
Cesare Angelotti Carlo Cigni, bass
Sacristan Alfonso Antoniozzi, baritone
Spoletta Carlo Bosi, tenor
Sciarrone Giulio Mastrototaro, bass
A Jailer Ernesto Panariello, bass

ENSEMBLE: La Scala Orchestra
CHORUS: La Scala Chorus
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Bruno Casoni
CONDUCTOR: Riccardo Chailly

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Il turco in Italia (in Italian)
November 21, 2020

VENUE: La Scala, Milan
PRESENTING COMPANY: La Scala

COMPOSER: Gioachino Rossini
LIBRETTO: Felice Romani

CAST:
Selim Alex Esposito, bass
Donna Fiorilla Rosa Feola, soprano
Don Geronio Giulio Mastrototaro, bass
Don Narciso Edgardo Rocha, tenor
Prosdocimo Mattia Olivieri, baritone
Zaida Laura Verrecchia, mezzo-soprano
Albazar Manuel Amati, tenor

ENSEMBLE: La Scala Orchestra
CHORUS: La Scala Chorus
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Bruno Casoni
CONDUCTOR: Diego Fasolis

Approx. Length: 3 hours

Double-Bill: Cavalleria rusticana & Pagliacci
November 28, 2020

VENUE: Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona (Spain)
PRESENTING COMPANY: Opera Barcelona

FIRST BILL: Cavalleria rusticana (in Italian)
COMPOSER: Pietro Mascagni
LIBRETTO: Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti

CAST:
Santuzza Elena Pankratova, soprano
Turiddu Roberto Alagna, tenor
Mamma Lucia María Luisa Corbacho, contralto
Alfio Gabriele Viviani, baritone
Lola Mercedes Gancedo, mezzo-soprano

SECOND BILL: Pagliacci (in Italian)
COMPOSER: Ruggero Leoncavallo
LIBRETTO: Ruggero Leoncavallo

CAST:
Canlo Roberto Alagna, tenor
Nedda Aleksandra Kurzak, soprano
Tonlo Gabriele Viviani, baritone
Beppe Vicenç Esteve, tenor
Silvio Duncan Rock, baritone

CHILDRENS CHORUS: Cor Infantil Amics de la Unió
CH. CHORUS DIRECTOR: Josep Vila I Jover
CHORUS: Gran Teatre del Liceu Chorus
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Conxita Garciá
ENSEMBLE: Gran Teatre del Liceu Orchestra
CONDUCTOR: Henrik Nánási

Approx. Length: 2 hours, 30 minutes