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Lyric Opera of Chicago on WRTI: Renee Fleming Stars in R. Strauss' CAPRICCIO, May 23, 1 PM

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Soprano Renee Fleming sings the Countess in Richard Strauss' CAPRICCIO.

The beautiful Countess has a difficult choice to make - will it be the amorous poet or the ardent musician whom she ultimately decides to love? She's one of the most glamorous and gifted singers of all time, he's one of the world's finest conductors — and both of them are supreme interpreters of Strauss. Renée Fleming and Sir Andrew Davis make magic in Richard Strauss' CAPRICCIO, Saturday, May 23, 1 to 4 pm on WRTI.

In this sophisticated drawing-room comedy, the Countess and her guests are trying to decide whether it’s the words or the music that triumph in creating great art. The theater director thinks it's a silly question - he just wants to give the audience a good show. The Count doesn't care - he just wants an affair with the actress. And so it goes in Strauss's masterpiece, illuminated by some of his most lushly sensual music.

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Synopsis

CAST:
Countess: Renée Fleming
Clairon: Anne Sofie von Otter
Count: Bo Skovhus?
Flamand: William Burden?
Olivier: Audun Iversen?
La Roche: Peter Rose?