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WFMT Summer Opera in August features LA Opera and more

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The Royal Danish Opera House in Copenhagen

This month we'll hear from the Los Angeles Opera, the Chicago Symphony Opera and the Royal Danish Opera.  Here we see the Royal Danish Opera House in Copenhagen that was finished in February 2008 and had its grand opening on 16 February 2008, with the premiere of “Hamlet”. The construction started in October 2004, giving a construction time of just over three years.

8/1        Bizet: Carmen  (LA Opera)

CAST:

Carmen                         Ana María Martínez

Don José                      Brandon Jovanovich

Micaëla                         Amanda Woodbury

Escamillo                      Alexander Vinogradov

Frasquita                       Liv Redpath

Mercédès                      Kelley O’Connor

Le Remendado              Brian Michael Moore

Le Dancaïre                  Theo Hoffman

Zuniga                          Philip Cokorinos

Moralès                         Juan Carlos Heredia

8/8        Mozart: The Clemency of Titus (in Italian) (LA Opera)

CAST:                                     

Titus:                Russell Thomas

Vitellia:              Guanqun Yu

Sesto:               Elizabeth DeShong

Servilia:             Janai Brugger

Annio:               Taylor Raven

Publio:              James Creswell

8/15      Puccini:  La bohème (in French) (LA Opera)

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

8/22      Verdi: Aida (Chicago Symphony Opera)

Cast:

Aida                  Krassimira Stoyanova

Amneris            Anita Rachvelishvili

Radamès          Francesco Meli

Amonasro         Kiril Manolov

Ramfis              Ildar Abdrazakov

the King            Eric Owens

the Messenger   Issachah Savage

the Priestess     Kimberly Gunderson and Tasha Koontz

8/29      Monteverdi: L’Orfeo (in Italian) (Royal Danish Opera)

CAST:

Orfeo                            Marc Mauillon, baritone

Euridice                        Sofie Lund-Tonnesen, soprano

La Musica/Speranza      Ellen Larsson, soprano

Ninfa/Proserpina            Philippa Cold, soprano

Messagiera                   Mia Bergström, mezzo-soprano

Pastore                         Thomas Lichtenecker, countertenor,

Pastore/Eco                  Gerald Geerink, tenor

Apollo                           Mark Milhofer, tenor

Caronte                         Kyungil Ko, bass

Plutone                         Nicolai Elsberg, bass

Spirito                           Joel Kyhle, bass