Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Saturday at 12:00 noon
  • Hosted by George Preston & Roger Pines

The Lyric Opera of Chicago broadcasts returns to Red River Radio following the end of the Metropolitan Opera season with eight new productions! Since its early days, Lyric Opera of Chicago has been regarded as one of the top three US opera companies, along with the Met and San Francisco. Chicago boasts an opera company that’s second to none, with stellar casts, sets, and one of the finest orchestra in the world. Red River Radio is pleased to bring this glorious opera showcase back to our schedule. Opera lovers will enjoy and exciting season.
 

Andrew Cioffi / Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Airs Saturday, July 25, 2020, at 12 noon. The WFMT Radio Network Opera Series returns with productions from all over the world, following the end of the Metropolitan Opera season. This week we present Vincenzo Bellini's I puritani performed by Lyric Opera of Chicago.

CAST:
Elvira: Albina Shagimuratova
Arturo: Lawrence Brownlee
Riccardo: Anthony Clark Evans
Giorgio: Adrian Sâmpetrean

ENSEMBLE: Chorus and Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago
CONDUCTOR: Enrique Mazzolla
DIRECTOR: Eric Einhorn

Die Gartenlaube
Ernst Keil's Nachfolger / This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or fewer.

Airs Saturday, July 18, 2020, at 12 noon. The WFMT Radio Network Opera Series returns with productions from all over the world, following the end of the Metropolitan Opera season. This week we present Christoph Willibald Gluck's Orphée et Eurydice performed by Lyric Opera of Chicago.

CAST:
Orphée: Dmitry Korchak
Eurydice: Andriana Chuchman
Amour: Lauren Snouffer

ENSEMBLE: Chorus and Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago
CONDUCTOR: Harry Bicket
DIRECTOR: John Neumeier

Scene from Faust
Andrew Cioffi / Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Airs Saturday, July 11, 2020, at 12 noon. The WFMT Radio Network Opera Series returns with productions from all over the world, following the end of the Metropolitan Opera season. This week we present Gounod's Faust performed by Lyric Opera of Chicago.

CAST:
Faust: Benjamin Bernheim
Marguerite: Ailyn Pérez
Méphistophélès: Christian Van Horn
Valentin: Edward Parks

Scene from Wagner's Die Walküre
Cory Weaver / Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Airs Saturday, July 4, 2020, at 12 noon. The WFMT Radio Network Opera Series returns with productions from all over the world, following the end of the Metropolitan Opera season. This week we present Wagner's Die Walküre performed by Lyric Opera of Chicago.

THE PEARL FISHERS
Andrew Cioffi / Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Airs Saturday, June 27, 2020, at 12 noon. The WFMT Radio Network Opera Series returns with productions from all over the world, following the end of the Metropolitan Opera season. This week we present Bizet's The Pearl Fishers performed by Lyric Opera of Chicago.

CAST: Zurga: Mariusz Kwiecień
Nadir: Matthew Polenzani
Nourabad: Andrea Silvestrelli
Leïla: Marina Rebeka

ENSEMBLE: Chorus and Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago
CONDUCTOR: Sir Andrew Davis
DIRECTOR: Andrew Sinclair

Quinn Kelsey in scene from RIGOLETTO
Todd Rosenberg / Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Airs Saturday, June 20, 2020, at 12 noon. The WFMT Radio Network Opera Series returns with productions from all over the world, following the end of the Metropolitan Opera season. This week we present Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto performed by Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Stefano La Colla, Amber Wagner, and Maria Agresta in Turandot
Todd Rosenberg / Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Airs Saturday, June 13, 2020, at 12 noon. The WFMT Radio Network Opera Series returns with productions from all over the world, following the end of the Metropolitan Opera season. This week we present Giacomo Puccini's Turandot performed by Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Elena Tsallagova, Marianne Crebassa & Ana María Martínez in COSI FAN TUTTE
Cory Weaver / Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Airs Saturday, June 6, 2020, at 12 noon. The WFMT Radio Network Opera Series returns with productions from all over the world, following the end of the Metropolitan Opera season. This week we present Mozart's Cosi fan tutte performed by Lyric Opera of Chicago.

CAST:
Fiordiligi: Ana María Martínez
Dorabella: Marianne Crebassa
Ferrando: Andrew Stenson
Guglielmo: Joshua Hopkins
Don Alfonso: Alessandro Corbelli
Despina: Elena Tsallagova

The Procession of the Trojan Horse in Troy
Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo (1727–1804) / This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less.

Airs Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 12 noon. During August and September, the Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts return with six encore presentations from their 2016-17 season. This week we present Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz.

"Eugene Onegin" illustration (1908)
Elena Samokich-Soudkovskaïa (1863–1924) / The author died in 1924, so this work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less.

Airs Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 12 noon. During August and September, the Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts return with six encore presentations from their 2016-17 season. This week we present Eugene Onegin by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

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