2013-14 Season Brochure - Lyric Opera of Kansas City

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2013-14 Season Brochure - Lyric Opera of Kansas City

Photos by Cory Weaver for San Francisco Opera

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NEW PRODUCTION

The Capulets &

The Montagues

(I Capuleti e i Montecchi)

Vincenzo Bellini 1830

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A Diva’s Homecoming

After nearly a decade of critically acclaimed performances and Grammy

award-winning recordings, Joyce DiDonato returns to Lyric Opera

fresh from yet another triumph as Romeo in the San Francisco Opera

production of The Capulets and the Montagues.

“DiDonato’s voice is a marvel – tender and expressive in Bellini’s longbreathed

melodies, mercurial in the opera’s most intricate passage work

– and her ornamentation is focused and flawless. Her Act 1 duet with

Cabell was sublime.” — Opera News

Photos by Cory Weaver for San Francisco Opera


Young Lovers, Fate, and Impending Doom

The theme of forbidden love is, indeed, timeless, and Verona’s

doomed lovers have inspired plays, novels and movies, as well

as ballets and operas, for centuries.

Based on Renaissance legend (rather than Shakespeare’s play), a

longstanding political feud drives the drama in Bellini’s opera,

adding a fascinating layer to this bel canto masterpiece. The

score’s vocal fireworks are tempered by elegant and luminously

beautiful duets illustrating Bellini’s passionate love affair with

the human voice.

An Important House Debut...Nicole Cabell

“It’s a voice that wraps itself around you...long, sinuous

phrasing, warm tone and a sophistication that touches

everything she sings.” – The Times (London)

Joyce DiDonato

Romeo

Nicole Cabell

Giulietta

William Burden

Tebaldo

Stephen Morscheck

Capellio

Kevin Newbury

Director

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013

7:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

Sung in Italian with English and Italian titles

Tickets: kcopera.org 816-471-7344 1-877-OPERAKC (Toll free)


The Magic Flute

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1791

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A Dragon, A Queen and One Very Special Flute

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Prepare to be enchanted

Mozart’s genius is supremely evident in his last opera, The Magic

Flute. The deceptively simple fairytale story is matched with some

of the most stunningly beautiful music ever written. From the

coloratura pyrotechnics of the Queen of the Night’s arias, to

the lyrical anguish of Pamina’s “Ach ich fühls,” to the vaudevillelike

love duet of Papageno and Papagena, the music illustrates

what sets Mozart apart from his many rivals: a unique and

profound understanding of humanity.

Visual Artist Captivates

With a vibrant, sophisticated use of

color and kinetic forms, Jun Kaneko

(a renowned ceramicist and visual

artist) has created a magical world that,

like Mozart’s music, is engaging in its

simplicity, but illustrates the depth of

the story magnificently.

Shawn Mathey

Tamino

Lauren Snouffer

Pamina

Daniel Belcher

Papageno

Harry Silverstein

Director

Jun Kaneko

Production Designer

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013

7:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

Sung in English with English and German titles | Co-production with San Francisco Opera

Tickets: kcopera.org 816-471-7344 1-877-OPERAKC (Toll free)


TRADITIONAL PRODUCTION

La bohème

Giacomo Puccini 1896

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Photo by Felix Sanchez for Houston Grand Opera

The most beloved opera of all time

Photo by Mark Matson

Photography for Austin Lyric Opera


A cherished tale of love and loss

Perhaps the most beloved opera of all time, La bohème follows

the adventures of a quartet of irrepressible and impoverished

young Parisians. When the seamstress Mimì and the poet

Rodolfo fall in love, the fragile nature of life and love follow the

course of the changing seasons.

The tenderly beautiful music plays in counterpoint to the

comic antics of the bohemians, creating an unforgettable and

enduring masterpiece.

A star returns

Rising star Katie Van Kooten, singing the role of Mimì, returns to

the Lyric Opera of Kansas City after her acclaimed performance as

The Countess in The Marriage of Figaro. She performed the role

of Mimì at Houston Grand Opera and Royal Opera House to much

acclaim. “Katie Van Kooten sang with a soprano of richness and

warmth, which was a delight to the ears...” – Opera News

Giorgio Berrugi

Rodolfo

Katie Van Kooten

Mimì

Lucas Meachem

Marcello

Ellie Dehn

Musetta

Linda Brovsky

Director

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

7:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

Sung in Italian with English and Italian titles

Tickets: kcopera.org 816-471-7344 1-877-OPERAKC (Toll free)


NEW PRODUCTION

Die Fledermaus

Johann Strauss II 1874

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A bubbly vignette of humor and romance

Photos by Karen Almond for Dallas Opera


Masquerades, mistaken identities and a ball

Johann Strauss’s effervescent operetta satirizes the decadent

society of his time. Before a short jail sentence for offending the

tax collector, Gabriel von Eisenstein stops by Prince Orlofsky’s

ball as a last-minute diversion. Eisenstein and his group of

friends soon discover masked identities while practical jokes

unfold and spouses push the limits of fidelity. But by the end of

the evening, the only party at fault is the champagne!

Operetta at its finest

”Johann Strauss II was a consummate master of operetta. We

are pleased to bring to you a work of great panache and comic

timing which will round out our season’s offerings and give our

audience a truly entertaining conclusion to this season.”

– Deborah Sandler, Lyric Opera General Director and CEO

Liam Bonner

Eisenstein

Gordon Gietz

Alfred

Tomer Zvulun

Director

Ward Holmquist

Conductor

R. Keith Brumley

Scenic Designer

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

Sunday, May 4, 2014

7:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

2:00 p.m.

Sung in English with English and German titles

Tickets: kcopera.org 816-471-7344 1-877-OPERAKC (Toll free)


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the 2013-14 Season

Building on Greatness

Artists

The Capulets & The Montagues

September 21, 25, 27, 29, 2013

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See 4

operas for

the price

of 3!

Joyce DiDonato

Romeo

Nicole Cabell

Giulietta

The Magic Flute

November 9, 13, 15, 17, 2013

William Burden

Tebaldo

Stephen Morscheck

Capellio

Kevin Newbury

Director

Shawn Mathey

Tamino

La bohème

March 15, 19, 21, 23, 2014

Giorgio Berrugi

Rodolfo

Die Fledermaus

April 26, 30, May 2, 4, 2014

Liam Bonner

Eisenstein

Lauren Snouffer

Pamina

Katie Van Kooten

Mimì

Gordon Gietz

Alfred

Daniel Belcher

Papageno

Lucas Meachem

Marcello

Tomer Zvulun

Director

Harry Silverstein

Director

Ellie Dehn

Musetta

Ward Holmquist

Conductor

Jun Kaneko

Production Designer

Linda Brovsky

Director

R. Keith Brumley

Scenic Designer

1725 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64108

2013-2014

Season

Building on Greatness

Programs, dates, artists and pricing are subject to change.

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