Patricia Racette http://wrti.org en Lyric Opera of Chicago on WRTI: Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY, May 24, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/lyric-opera-chicago-wrti-puccinis-madama-butterfly-may-24-1-pm <p>Family, fortune, and honor—the geisha Cio-Cio-San forsakes them all for the callous American naval officer who calls her his "bride." But what she sees as a lifetime commitment, he treats as just a fleeting pleasure.</p><p>Giacomo Puccini's&nbsp;<em><strong>Madama Butterfly </strong></em>features some of opera's most famous music, including Cio-Cio-San's heartbreaking "Un bel di" and the beautiful "Humming Chorus." It's Puccini's heartbreaking tragedy on WRTI.<strong> Saturday, May 24, 1 to 4 pm.</strong></p><p>http://youtu.be/qoRdIiXIoTQ</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 17:11:42 +0000 WRTI Staff 7329 at http://wrti.org Lyric Opera of Chicago on WRTI: Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY, May 24, 1 PM The Met Opera on WRTI: Giordano's ANDREA CHENIER, April 12, 1 PM http://wrti.org/post/met-opera-wrti-giordanos-andrea-chenier-april-12-1-pm <p>After their powerful pairing in Il Trovatore, Marcelo Álvarez and Patricia Racette reunite in Giordano’s melodramatic story of life in times of revolutionary fervor, a passionate tale of the ill-fated love of a dashing poet and an aristocratic lady, set against the backdrop of the French Revolution. <strong>Saturday, April 12, 1 to 4 pm on WRTI.</strong><br /><br /><a href="http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/season/synopsis/andrea-chenier?customid=770" target="_blank"><strong>Synopsis</strong></a><br /> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 11:08:15 +0000 WRTI Staff 7180 at http://wrti.org The Met Opera on WRTI: Giordano's ANDREA CHENIER, April 12, 1 PM The Met Opera: Poulenc's DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES, May 4, 11:30 AM http://wrti.org/post/met-opera-poulencs-dialogues-des-carmelites-may-4-1130-am <p>Poulenc’s masterpiece makes a rare return to the repertory with a fine cast led by Patricia Racette, Felicity Palmer, and Isabel Leonard. Louis Langrée conducts this dramatic work with one of the most haunting final moments in opera. <strong>Saturday, May 4, *11:30 am to 3 pm (*note early start time).</strong></p><p><strong>Francis Poulenc: <em>Dialogues des Carmelites</em></strong></p><p><a href="http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/history/stories/synopsis.aspx?customid=691" target="_blank"><strong>Synopsis</strong></a></p><p><strong>Cast:</strong></p><p>Conductor: Louis Langrée<br>Blanche de la Force: Isabel Leonard<br>Mme Lidoine: Patricia Racette<br>Constance: Erin Morley<br>Mère Marie: Elizabeth Bishop<br>First Prioress: Felicity Palmer<br>Chevalier de la Force: Paul Appleby Fri, 03 May 2013 21:46:24 +0000 WRTI Staff 5488 at http://wrti.org The Met Opera: Poulenc's DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES, May 4, 11:30 AM The Met Opera: Verdi's IL TROVATORE, January 12 at 1 pm http://wrti.org/post/met-opera-verdis-il-trovatore-january-12-1-pm <p>Giuseppe Verdi's<em> Il Trovatore </em>returns to the Met in a revival the New York Times calls "rousing, satisfying, truly fun." Verdi’s intense melodrama includes some of the composer’s most memorable music. Patricia Racette is in the role of Leonora, Marco Berti sings Manrico, and Alexey Markov is the Count, with star mezzo Stephanie Blythe as the deadly gypsy Azucena. <strong>Saturday, January 12, 1 to 4 pm</strong>.<br><br>A co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the San Francisco Opera Association</p><p><strong>Cast:</strong></p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:33:32 +0000 WRTI Staff 4995 at http://wrti.org The Met Opera: Verdi's IL TROVATORE, January 12 at 1 pm