Ensemble Recital

May 6, 2018, 7:00 pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago
Lyric Opera of Chicago (Photo: Keegan Morris)

The entire Ryan Opera Center ensemble is featured in a program pairing beautiful contemporary opera arias with beloved classics. From Daniel Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas to Gaetano Donizetti’s Elixir of Love and Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath to Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier this program will showcase the talents of these young artists.


Ardir! Ha forse il cielo…Ecco il magico liquore, from “The Elixir of Love” by Gaetano Donizetti
Mario Rojas, tenor; Alan Higgs, bass-baritone; Laurann Gilley, piano

Tower Scene, from “Pelléas et Mélisan” by Claude Debussy
Emmett O’Hanlon, baritone; Craig Terry, piano

Wie Du warst, from “Der Rosenkavaliler” by Richard Strauss
Lindsay Metzger, mezzo-soprano; Craig Terry, piano

¿Arcadio? ¿Rosalba?, from “Florencia en el Amazonas” by Daniel Catán
Ann Toomey, soprano; Mario Rojas, tenor;  Craig Terry, piano

O! che muso, che figura!, from “L’italiana in Algeri” by Gioachino Rossini
Lauren Decker, contralto; Patrick Guetti, bass;  Takaoki Onishi, baritone; Alan Higgs, bass-baritone; Craig
Terry, piano

The Zephyr and One Star, from “Grapes of Wrath” by Ricky Ian Gordon
Emmett O’Hanlon, baritone; Diana Newman, soprano; Craig Terry and Laurann Gilley, piano

Alfine eccoci qua…Ah! qual colpo…Zitti, zitti, from “The Barber of Seville” by Gioachino Rossini
Emmett O’Hanlon, baritone; Josh Lovell, tenor; Lindsay Metzger, mezzo-soprano; Laurann Gilley, piano