This was announced a while ago, but I was sitting around wondering what the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2009-2010 season is.
You can see the full information on their website. Anyway, the season begins September 26 with Puccini’s Tosca. Opening October 5 is Charles Gounod’s Faust, then Verdi’s Ernani, opening October 27. On November 22, Leoš Janáček’s Katya Kabanova opens, followed by The Merry Widow on December 5. Opening January 23 is Gaetano Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love. The last two productions are Hector Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust, which opens February 20, and Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, which opens February 28.
Although I’m not too sure about the Faust heavy season, I am excited about Tosca. I don’t know why, I think it’s beautiful and I know that everyone does that opera. Personally, I’ve been wishing my headphones weren’t broken so I could listen to the 1953 recording with Maria Callas as Tosca while I’ve been sick with the flu for the past few days. However, the Lyric Opera’s production will feature Deborah Voigt in the title role in September and October.
I am very excited to be living in Chicago next year. I will probably be consuming more art in two months than I do in six months here.