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.

Poster from the first Paris production of Jules Massenet's Don Quichotte, at the Gaîté-Lyrique, published by Ed. Delanchy, Paris.
Georges Rochegrosse (1859-1938) artist. Restoration by Adam Cuerden / This file is in the public domain in countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 70 years or less.

Airs Saturday, August 31, 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 Don Quichotte by Jules Massenet.

Cast:
Don Quichotte: Ferruccio Furlanetto
Dulcinée: Clémentine Margaine
Sancho: Nicola Alaimo
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis

Set design for act 3, scene 3 by Francesco Bagnara, circa 1844 (Civica Raccolta Stampe Bertarelli Milan)
Francesco Bagnara / 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 24, 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 Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti.

Cast:
Lucia: Albina Shagimuratova
Edgardo: Piotr Beczaza
Enrico: Quinn Kelsey
Raimondo: Adrian Sâmpetrean
Conductor: Enrique Mazzola

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.
 

Marietta Alboni / 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.

*** Special Note: Red River Radio will carry live coverage of Senator John McCain's Memorial Service from the National Cathedral beginning at 9 a.m.  If this coverage runs long the Opera may be preempted and joined in progress. ***

Max Brückner (1836-1919) / 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 25, 2018, at 12 noon. This week we present the Lyric Opera of Chicago with a production of Wagner's Das Rheingold starring Eric Owens as Wotan, Samuel Youn as Alberich, Štefan Margita as Loge, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner as Fricka, Wilhelm Schwinghammer as Fasolt, Tobias Kehrer as Fafner, and Okka von der Damerau as Erda. Sir Andrew Davis conducts the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra and Chorus.

Pierre-Auguste Lamy (1827–1880), lithographer; Charles-Antoine Cambon (1802–1875) and Joseph Thierry (1811–1866), set designers / 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, August 18, 2018, at 12 noon. This week we present the Lyric Opera of Chicago in a production of Charles Gounod's Faust starring Benjamin Bernheim in the title role along with Ailyn Pérez as Marguerite, Christian Van Horn as Méphistophélès, and Edward Parks as Valentin. Emmanuel Villaume conducts the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this production.

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