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.
 

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Airs Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 12 noon. Our opera season continues this summer with the Lyric Opera of Chicago's performance of Vincenzo Bellini's I Puritani starring Albina Shagimuratova as Elvira, Lawrence Brownlee as Arturo, Anthony Clark Evans as Riccardo, and Adrian Sâmpetrean as Giorgio. Eric Einhorn directs, Michael Black is our chorus master, and Enrique Mazzolla will conduct the Lyric Opera orchestra and chorus in this production.

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Airs Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 12 noon. Our opera season continues this summer with the Lyric Opera of Chicago's Giacomo Puccini's Turandot starring Amber Wagner as Turandot, Patrick Guetti as A Mandarin, Andrea Silvestrelli as Timur, Stefano La Colla as Calaf, and Maria Agresta as Liù. This production also features Geoffrey Agpalo, Zachary Nelson, Rodell Rosel, Keith Jameson, Desirée Hassler, Stephanie Schoenhofer, and Josh Lovell. Sir Andrew Davis leads the Lyric Opera of Chicago orchestra in this production.

Airs Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 12 noon. Our opera season continues this summer with the Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of Georges Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers" starring Mariusz Kwiecien as Zurga, Matthew Polenzani as Nadir, Andrea Silvestrelli as Nourabad, and Marina Rebeka as Leïla. Andrew Sinclair leads the Lyric Opera orchestra an chorus in this production.

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Airs Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 12 noon. Our opera season continues this summer the Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of Richard Wagner's Die Walküre starring Brandon Jovanovich as Siegmund, Elisabet Strid as Sieglinde, Ain Anger as Hunding, and Eric Owens as Wotan. Christine Goerke takes the roll of Brünnhilde, and Tanja Ariane Baumgartner is Fricka. this production also features Whitney Morrison, Alexandra LoBianco, Catherine Martin, Lauren Decker, Laura Wilde, Deborah Nansteel, Zanda Švēde, and Lindsay Ammann. Sir Andrew Davis conducts.

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Airs Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 12 noon. Our opera season continues this summer the Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi starring Matthew Polenzani as the Duke of Mantua; Mario Rojas as Borsa; Whitney Morrison as Countess Ceprano; and Quinn Kelsey as Rigoletto. This production also features Takaoki Onishi, Alan Higgs, Todd Thomas, Alexander Tsymbalyuk, Rosa Feola, Lauren Decker, Diana Newman, Kenneth Nichols, and Zanda Švēde. E.

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