Season Finale: Civic and the Ryan Opera Center

Jun 5

8:00 PM

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

The Civic Orchestra joins forces with the extraordinary singers of Lyric Opera of Chicago's Ryan Opera Center for an evening of beloved opera scenes and orchestral interludes. Conductor Michael Christie returns to the Civic podium to conduct this collaboration between two of the nation's most prestigious training programs for emerging artists.

The Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the Ryan Opera Center regrettably announce that mezzo-soprano Kayleigh Decker is unable to perform this evening due to illness. As a result, there has been a change in the selections for Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and soprano Emily Pogorelc will perform in the Quintet from Rossini’s The Barber of Seville.


Mozart Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527
Mozart Deh vieni alla finestra from Don Giovanni, K. 527
Mozart Amici miei . . . Il mio Tesoro from Don Giovanni, K. 527
Mozart Calmatevi, idol mio . . . Crudele? . . . Non mi dir from Don Giovanni, K. 527
Rossini Overture to The Barber of Seville
Rossini Largo al factotum from The Barber of Seville
Rossini  Quintet: Don Basilio from The Barber of Seville
Berlioz The Corsair Overture, Op. 21
Argento Scene Two, The Proposal from The Aspern Papers
Donizetti Act II, Music Lesson; Le jour naissait dans le bocage from La fille du régiment
Donizetti Par le rang from La fille du régiment


Michael Christie conductor
Members of the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago soloists
Mathilda Edge soprano
Emily Pogorelc soprano
Kathleen Felty mezzo-soprano
Lauren Decker contralto
Eric Ferring tenor
Mario Rojas tenor
Christopher Kenney baritone
Ricardo José Rivera baritone
David Weigel bass-baritone
Anthony Reed bass
Madeline Slettedahl harpsichord

Preconcert conversation

Preconcert conversation with Johann Buis
30-minute run-time

6:30-7:00 Grainger Ballroom


The 2018/19 Civic Orchestra of Chicago season is generously sponsored by The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.

This program is supported in part by awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.