Richard Buckley at Lyric Opera of Chicago
1988-89 Aïda with Dunn/Kashrashvili/Marc, Lamberti/Giacomini/Bartolini, Zajick, Nimsgern, Giaotti; Joël (dir), Halmen (des), Schuler (lights)
1991-92 Antony and Cleopatra [Barber] with Malfitano, Cowan, Trussel, Halfvarson, White, Maultsby; Moshinsky (dir), Yeargan (des), Schuler
[April] The Song of Majnun [Bright Sheng, Andrew Porter (libretto)] with the cast from the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists;
Graham (dir), Chiment (des), Hensley (lights)
1992-93 Un Ballo in Maschera with Voigt, Ichihara/Khanzadian/DiPaolo, Albert, Blackwell, Cossotto, Doss; Frisell (dir), Conklin (des), Schuler
1993-94 Il Trovatore with Kazarnovskaya, Merritt, Gavanelli, Zajick, Langan; Frisell (dir), Benois (des), Schuler
Wozzeck with Grundheber, Harries, Kaasch, Clark, Svendén, Bailey; Alden (dir), Edwards (des), Schuler
1996-97 The Consul [Menotti] with Daniels, Cowan, Golden, Devlin, McCauley, Zilio, Travis; Falls (dir), Tsypin (des), Schuler
1998-99 Mourning Becomes Elektra [Levy] with Flanigan, Lawrence, Aceto, Howard, Polegato, Berneche, Langan; Ciulei (dir & des), Schuler
2001-02 Street Scene [Weill] with Malfitano, Cangelosi, Gardner, Nolen; Pountney (dir), Pyant (des), Fielding (lights)
2004-05 Aïda with Thomas, Zajick, Licitra, Putilin, Aceto, Funk; Lata (dir), Halmen (des), Binder (lights)
-- Throughout this page, names which are links refer to my Interviews elsewhere on this website.
© 1994 Bruce Duffie
This conversation was recorded in an office of Lyric Opera of Chicago on February 3, 1994. Portions were broadcast on WNIB the following May, and again in 1998. This transcription was made in 2016, and posted on this website at that time. My thanks to British soprano Una Barry for her help in preparing this website presentation.
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.