Adam Plachetka

Arrival of Sarastro on a chariot pulled by lions, from a 1793 production in Brno. Pamina appears at left, Papageno at right. In the background are the temples of Wisdom, Reason, and Nature.
Joseph and Peter Schaffer (1793) / 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 70 years or less.

Airs Saturday, August 17, 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 The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart CONDUCTED BY Rory MacDonald and starring Matthew Polenzani, Kathryn Lewek, Adam Plachetka and Christiane Karg.
 

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Airs Saturday, March 31, 2018, at 12 noon. The 2017-18 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Così fan tutte, Mozart’s comedy about love and fidelity. Amanda Majeski and Serena Malfi are the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella, unwitting victims of an elaborate hoax; Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara is their conniving maid, Despina; Ben Bliss and Adam Plachetka are their fiancés Ferrando and Guglielmo, who conspire to test the sisters’ fidelity; and Christopher Maltman is the cynical mastermind Don Alfonso. David Robertson conducts.

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Airs Saturday, December 23, 2017, at 12 noon. The 2017-18 Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro). Harry Bicket conducts the performance, which features bass-baritone Adam Plachetka as the wily valet Figaro, opposite soprano Christiane Karg, who makes her network broadcast debut as his fiancée, the maid Susanna.

Airs Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 12 noon. This week The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute starring Christiane Karg as Pamina; Matthew Polenzani as Tamino; Adam Plachetka as Papageno; Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night; Christof Fischesser as Sarastro; Diana Newman as Papagena; David Govertsen as the Speaker. Neil Armfield directs with Chorus Master Michael Black and the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus will be conducted by Rory Macdonald.

Airs Saturday, May 14, at 12 noon. The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts return with opening night productions, following the end of the Metropolitan Opera season. This week we present The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Cast Members:
Figaro: Adam Plachetka
Suzanna: Christiane Karg
Countess Almaviva: Amanda Majeski
Count Almaviva: Luca Pisaroni
Cherubino: Rachel Frenkel
Marcellina: Katherine Goeldner
Bartolo: Brindley Sherratt

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