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Ausrine Stundyte as Cio-Cio-San, Elizabeth Janes as Butterfly’s child and Sarah Larsen as Suzuki in Seattle Opera's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.
Lyric Opera of Chicago
The Ghosts of Versailles
John Corigliano
Hoffman, William
Debra Brown Choreographer
Colin Graham Director
Arthur Fagen Conductor
Leonard Slatkin Music Director
Duane Schuler Lighting Designer
John Conklin Costume Designer
John Conklin Scenic Designer
Stan Dufford Hair/Wigs
Stan Dufford Make-up
Comments: Fight Director B.H. Barry
Sound Designer Matthias Gohl
Diction Coach Gillian Lane-Plescia
Opening Date: Saturday, October 14, 1995
Venue & 
Performance Dates:
Ardis Krainik Theatre
Oct. 14,17,20,25,29,31
Nov. 3,6
Ardis Krainik Theatre
November 3,6
Cast Information:
Beaumarchais Håkan Hagegård
Cherubino Charlotte Hellekant
Count Almaviva Dwayne Croft
Count Almaviva Richard Drews
Florestine Sunny Joy Langton
Leon Gary Lehman
Louis XVI James Courtney
Marie Antoinette Sheri Greenawald
Marquis Ronald Naldi
Pasha Stefan Szkafarowsky
Rosina Sylvia McNair
Samira Della Jones
Susanna Wendy White
Wilhelm Wilbur Pauley
Woman with Hat Jane Shaulis
Company Information
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Address:  20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago IL 60606 United States
Web site:
Phone:  312-332-2244
Fax:  312-419-8345

Mission Statement/Description:
"We believe in the life-changing, transformational, revelatory power of great art and opera. Lyric Opera of Chicago exists to provide a broad, deep, and relevant cultural service to the Chicago region and the nation, and to advance the development of the art form of opera by:

  • Producing and performing consistently thrilling, world-class opera, with a balanced repertoire that encompasses core classics, lesser-known masterpieces, and new works.

  • Creating a diverse, innovative, wide-ranging program of community engagement and education activities that reaches the widest possible public.

  • Developing exceptional emerging operatic talent.
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Contact Us
330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
P 212-796-8620 • F 212-796-8621
From Airport:
The easiest way to reach the OPERA America offices is to get a cab at the airport. Cost is $40-45
(not including tip).
  • JFK - Take the AirTrain ($5 - approx. 15 minutes) to the Jamaica Street Station and transfer to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). Take the LIRR to Penn Station ($12 - approx. 35 minutes). See Penn Station directions below.
  • LaGuardia - Take the M60 Bus to the Hoyt Ave/31st Street. Get on the or Train and take that to 42nd/Times Square Station. Follow the Times Square Station directions below.
  • Newark - Take the New Jersey Transit train to Penn Station ($15 - approx. 45 min). See the Penn Station Directions below.

From Penn Station/Madison Square Garden:
Leave the station through the 7th Avenue/33rd Street exit and walk south for four blocks. The building is on
the right hand side.

From Grand Central Station:
Take the Train to the 42nd/Times Square station and transfer to the Train.
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

From 42nd Street/Times Square:
Take the Train to the 28th Street stop and walk north on 7th Avenue.
The building is on the same block as the train stop.

For more detailed directions, most up-to-date pricing or to specify a different starting location, please visit the
MTA Web site.