Lyric Opera Of Chicago 2014

Saturday at 12:00 noon
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.

This year's schedule:

Giuseppe Verdi's OTELLO (in Italian) airs Saturday, May 17 at 12 noon
Giacomo Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY (in Italian) airs Saturday, May 24 at 12 noon
Richard Wagner's PARSIFAL (in German) airs Saturday, May 31 at 11 a.m.(Early Start)
Giuseppe Verdi's LA TRAVIATA (in Italian) airs Saturday, June 7 at 12 noon
Johann Strauss, Jr.'s DIE FLEDERMAUS (in German) airs Saturday, June 14 at 12 noon
Gioachino Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE (in Italian) airs Saturday, June 21 at 12 noon
Antonin Dvořák's RUSALKA (in Czech) airs Saturday, June 28 at 12 noon
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's LA CLEMENZA DI TITO (in Italian) airs Saturday, July 5 at 12 noon

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12:00pm

Sat July 5, 2014
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Lyric Opera Of Chicago 2014: Mozart's La Clemenza Di Tito

Scene from La Clemenza Di Tito
Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Airs Saturday, July 5 at 12 noon.  This week we present the final performance from the Lyric Opera of Chicago 2014 season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's La Clemenza Di Tito (in Italian) featuring Matthew Polenzani as Tito with Joyce DiDonato as Sesto, Amanda Majeski as Vitellia, Cecelia Hall as Anno, Emily Birsan as Servilia, and Christian Van Horn as Publio. Sir David McVicar directs and Sir Andrew Davis will lead the cast, Orchestra and Chorus of the Lyric Opera of Chicago in this performance.

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12:00pm

Sat June 28, 2014
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The Lyric Opera Of Chicago: Dvořák's Rusalka

Scene From Rusalka
Todd Rosenberg Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Airs Saturday, June 28 at 12 noon.  Join us this Saturday at noon for the next production from the Lyric Opera of Chicago as they present Dvořák's Rusalka featuring Ana María Martínez in the title roll with Brandon Jovanovich as the Prince, Jill Grove as Jezibaba, Ekaterina Gubanova as the Foreign Princess, and Eric Owens as Vodnik.  Sir Andrew Davis will lead the Lyric Opera Chors and Orchestra in the production directed by Sir David McVicar.

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Sat June 21, 2014
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The Lyric Opera Of Chicago: Rossini's The Barber of Seville

Airs Saturday, June 21 at 12 noon. On this week's broadcast by the Lyric Opera of Chicago we'll hear Gioachino Rossini delightful opera The Barber of Seville (sung in Italian).  The cast features Nathan Gunn as Figaro, Isabel Leonard as Rosina, Alek Shrader as Almaviva and Alessandro Corbelli as Bartolo with Kyle Ketelsen in the roll of Basilio. Michael Mariotti conducts the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus in the this performance.

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Sat June 14, 2014
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The Lyric Opera of Chicago: Johann Strauss, Jr.'s Die Fledermaus (in German)

Scene from Die Fledermaus
Lyric Opera

Airs Saturday, June 14 at 12 noon. This week the Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Johann Strauss, Jr.'s delighfull opera Die Fledermaus featuring Juliane Banse as Rosalinde with Bo Skovhus as Eisenstein, Daniela Fally as Adele, Adrian Eröd as Falke, Michael Spyres in the roll of Alfred, Emily Fons as Prince Orlofsky and Andrew Shore as Frank.  E. Loren Meeker directs this production and Ward Stare conducts the Lyric Opera orchestra and chorus.

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Sat June 7, 2014
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The Lyric Opera Of Chicago: Verdi's La Traviata (in Italian)

Marina Rebeka in the role of Violetta

Airs Saturday, June 7 at 12 noon.  This week the Lyric Opera Of Chicago brings us Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece La Traviata featuring Marina Rebeka in the role of Violetta with Joseph Calleja as Alfredo, and Quinn Kelsey as Giorgio Germont. Massimo Zanetti conducts the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus in this production.

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