A few years ago the listeners to Classical WNED told us what they thought a TOP 40 list of Classical pieces should be. Six hundred and twenty-two different pieces were put forward.
This month you can hear:
The Lyric Opera of Chicago6/3 - Berlioz: LES TROYENS. Conducted by Sir Andrew Davis with Christine Goerke (Cassandre), Susan Graham (Didion) and Brandon Jovanovich (Enée). [5 hours]
6/10 - Massenet: DON QUICHOTTE. Conducted by Sir Andrew Davis with Ferruccio Ferlanetto (Don Quichotte) and Clémentine Margaine (Dulcinée). [3 hours]
6/17 - Mozart:THE MAGIC FLUTE. Rory Macdonald conducts with Matthew Polenzani (Tamino) and Adam Plachetka (Papageno). [3 ½ hours]
6/24 - Bellini:NORMA. Riccardo Frizza conducts with Sonya Radvanovsky (Norma), Elizabeth DeShong (Adalgisa) and Russell Thomas (Pollione). [3 ½ hours]
Next month you can hear:
The Lyric Opera of Chicago
7/1 - Bizet: CARMEN. Conductor TBA. Elenora Buratto (Micaëla), Christian Van Horn (Escamillo), others TBA. [3 hours, 30 minutes]
7/8 - Tchaikovsky: EUGENE ONEGIN. Alejo Pérez conducts with Mariusz Kwiecień (Onegin). [3 hours, 30 minutes]
7/15 - Mozart: DON GIOVANNI. Sir Andrew Davis conducts with Mariusz Kwiecień (Don Giovanni).
[3 hours, 45 minutes]
7/22 - Wagner: TANNHÄUSER. TBA.
The Los Angeles Opera
7/29 - Verdi: Macbeth. TBA.