Civic Orchestra and Ryan Opera Center

January 1, 2023, 6:00 pm

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Civic Orchestra of Chicago; Stefano Sarzani, Conductor; Members of the Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago (photo by Todd Rosenberg)

Ring in the New Year with a performance that celebrates remarkable emerging artists in Chicago! Members of Lyric Opera’s Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center join the Civic Orchestra of Chicago for a concert of opera selections and more, including the iconic Act II party scene from Johann Strauss, Jr.’s high-spirited operetta Die Fledermaus. Italian-born Stefano Sarzani, a member of Lyric’s music staff since 2018, leads this grand finale to Civic’s 2021/22 Season recorded June 6, 2022.


Act 2 from Die Fledermaus, by Johann Strauss Jr.
Rosalinda: Kathryn Henry
Adele: Denis Vélez
Ida: Lindsey Reynolds
Orlofsky: Katherine DeYoung
Baron Eisenstein: Chris Kenny
Frank: Wm. Clay Thompson
Dr. Falke: Laureano Quant
Party-goers: Ryan Capozzo, Martin Luther Clark, Lunga Eric Halla, Ron Dukes
Civic Orchestra of Chicago; Stefano Sarzani, conductor

Ol’ Man River, from Show Boat, by Joseph Kern
Ron Dukes, bass

Deep in My Heart, from The Student Prince, by Sigmund Romberg
Lindsey Reynolds, soprano; Ryan Capozzo, tenor

Magische Töne from The Queen of Sheba, by Karl Goldmark
Lunga Eric Hallam, tenor

Bugler’s Holiday for Trumpet Trio and Orchestra, by Leroy Anderson

Be My Love, from The Toast of New Orleans, by Nicholas Brodszky
Martin Luther Clark, tenor; Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

Amid Thunder and Lightning, Polka Schnell, Op. 324, by Johann Strauss Jr.