Carol Vaness at Lyric Opera of Chicago
May, 1984 - Rinaldo (Armida) with Horne, Valente, Ramey, Doss; Bernardi
[The rest of these performances were in the fall seasons]
1988 - Don Giovanni (Donna Anna*) with Ramey, Mattila, Desderi, McLaughlin, Winbergh, Macurdy; Bychkov, Ponnelle
1989 - Clemenza di Tito (Vitellia) with Winbergh, Troyanos/Mentzer, Graham, Doss; Davis, Rochaix, Toffolutti
1993-94 - Così fan tutte (Fiordiligi) with Ziegler, Lewis, Black, Rolandi, Desderi; Davis, Hall
1995-96 - Don Giovanni (Donna Elvira*) with Morris, Orgonasova, Terfel/Held, Lopardo, Mentzer, Stabell; Kreizberg, Ponnelle
1996-97 [Opening Night] - Don Carlo (Elisabetta) with Sylvester, Chernov, Ramey, Zajick, Halfvarson; Gatti, Frisell, Quaranta
- Ardis Krainik Gala with Anderson, Malfitano, Zajick, von Stade, Domingo, Sylvester,Chernov, Nolen, Hagegård, Ramey;
Bartoletti, R. Buckley; Barenboim (piano)
1997-98 - Idomeneo (Elettra) with Cole/Domingo, Kasarova, Devia, Aceto; Nelson, Copley, Conklin
- 6th Annual Jubilate AIDS Benefit (at the Field Museum) with Mentzer, Ramey, others
*Notice that Vaness sings two different roles in Don Giovanni, just as she does in two recordings shown below.
Also, in the recording shown above, she sings arias of two different characters in Idomeneo.
-- Name which are links on this webpage refer to my Interviews elsewhere on my websites. BD
Patrick T. Bakman, Opera Director, 46
Published: December 19, 1990 in The New York Times
Patrick T. Bakman, a stage director of the New York City Opera, died at Roosevelt Hospital on Sunday. He was 46 years old and lived in Manhattan.
He died of a brain tumor, his mother, Virginia A. Bakman, said.
Mr. Bakman's most recent productions were in regional theaters. He staged "The Bartered Bride" in Hawaii and "Faust" in Chautauqua, N.Y.
Last season Mr. Bakman staged "La Boheme" for the New York City Opera National Touring Company. He began working with City Opera in 1972, when he staged Carlisle Floyd's "Susannah"; his subsequent credits included "Carmen," "La Traviata," "The Magic Flute" and "A Village Romeo and Juliet." He also directed the production of "The Ballad of Baby Doe" that was broadcast in 1976 in the "Live From Lincoln Center" television series.
Mr. Bakman taught theater as a visiting professor and stage director at the University of Michigan State, the State University at Albany, the University of Houston and Virginia Commonwealth University. For two years he directed dramatic studies at the Houston Opera Studio.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his father, Richard L. Bakman; a sister, Jane Anne, and a brother, Richard Timothy, all of Fresno, Calif.
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Photo below is from the 1987 production shown in the Seattle Program at left.
See my Interview with Archie Drake.
© 1988 Bruce Duffie
This conversation was recorded in Chicago on November 13, 1988.
Portions were broadcast on WNIB nine days later, and again the following year,
as well as in 1994, 1995, and 1996. This transcription was made in
2017, and posted on this website at that time.
To see a full list (with links) of interviews which have been transcribed and posted on this website, click here.
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.