Kathleen Kuhlmann at Lyric Opera of Chicago
1976 - [Opening Night] Tales of Hoffmann (Voice of Antonia’s Mother) with Domingo/Johns, Welting, Cortez, Eda-Pierre,
Mittelmann, Andreolli, Voketaitis; Bartoletti, Puecher (director), Frigerio (designer)
Rigoletto (Giovanna) with Mittelmann/Manuguerra, Kraus, Mauti-Nunziata, Casarini; Chailly, Sequi (director), Pizzi (designer)
Tosca (Shepherd Boy) with Neblett, Pavarotti, MacNeil, Andreolli, Tajo; López-Cobos, Gobbi (director), Pizzi (designer)
Love for Three Oranges (Smeraldina) with Barlow, Little, Trussel, Titus, Gill, Tajo; Bartoletti, Chazalettes (director), Santicchi (designer)
1977 - Idomeneo (Cretan Lady) with Tappy, Ewing, Eda-Pierre/Shade, Neblett, Little, Shirley; Pritchard, Ponnelle (designer and director)
Orfeo (Shepherd/Blessed Spirit) with Stilwell, Shade, Zilio; Fournet, Sequi (director), Samiritani (designer)
Callas Tribute Concert with Vickers, Neblett, Stilwell, Gobbi (speaker), and others; Bartoletti, Fournet
Manon Lescaut (Musician) with Chiara, Merighi, Nolen, Montarsolo; Bartoletti/Sanzogno, DeLullo (director), Pizzi (designer), Schuler (lighting)
1978 - [Opening Night] Fanciulla del West (Wowkle) with Neblett, Cossutta, Mastromei; Bartoletti, Prince (director), Eugene & Franne Lee (designers)
Salome (Page) with Bumbry, Dunn, Ulfung, Bailey, Little; Klobučar, Poettgen (director), Wieland Wagner (designer)
Madama Butterfly (Kate) with Hayashi, Merighi/Moldoveanu, Romero, Andreolli; Chailly, Overton (director), Ming Cho Lee (designer)
1979 - Love for Three Oranges (Clarissa) with Suliotis, Little, Trussel, Nolen, Gill, Tajo; Prêtre, Chazalettes, Santicchi
Rigoletto (Maddalena) with Manuguerra/Elvira, Blegen, Pavarotti, Gill; Chailly, Sequi, Pizzi
Andrea Chenier (Bersi) with Domingo, Marton, Bruson, Gordon; Bartoletti, Gobbi (director), Samiritani (designer)
1984 - Barber of Seville (Rosina) with Raftery, Araiza, Siepi, Bruscantini; Bartoletti, Sciutti (director), Peter J. Hall (designer)
1995-96 - Xerxes (Amastris) with Murray, Robson, Futral, Hagley, Langan; Nelson, Hytner (director), Felding (designer)
1999-00 - Alcina (Bradamante) with Fleming, Larmore, Dessay, Blake; Nelson, Carsen (director), Hoheisl (designer)
-- Names which are links refer to my Interviews elsewhere on this website. BD
Review/Opera; Reason on Holiday (but in Love Isn't It Always?)
By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN
Published in The New York Times, March 4, 1989
The Metropolitan Opera revived one of its more charming productions and introduced a fine mezzo-soprano when the company staged the season's first performance of Massenet's ''Werther'' on Thursday evening. Making her debut in the role of Charlotte, Kathleen Kuhlmann sang easily and sweetly and without strain, and she looked entirely at home in the role of the reticent lover. If we are to accept that an impetuous young man would commit suicide when rebuffed by a woman he barely knows, then Ms. Kuhlmann's Charlotte makes a reasonable cause. (...) [Also in the cast were Neil Shicoff, Bernd Weikl, Dawn Upshaw, and Renato Capecchi, conducted by Jean Fournet.]
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To read my Interview with Hans Werner Henze, click HERE.
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© 1984 Bruce Duffie
This conversation was recorded in Chicago, on December 8, 1984.
The transcription was made and much of it was published in the Massenet Newsletter in January, 1987.
The entire conversation was slightly re-edited, photos and links were added,
and it was posted on this website at the very end of 2015.
To see a full list (with links) of interviews which have been transcribed and posted on this website, click here.
Award - winning broadcaster Bruce Duffie was with WNIB, Classical 97 in Chicago from 1975 until its final moment as a classical station in February of 2001. His interviews have also appeared in various magazines and journals since 1980, and he now continues his broadcast series on WNUR-FM, as well as on Contemporary Classical Internet Radio.You are invited to visit his website for more information about his work, including selected transcripts of other interviews, plus a full list of his guests. He would also like to call your attention to the photos and information about his grandfather, who was a pioneer in the automotive field more than a century ago. You may also send him E-Mail with comments, questions and suggestions.