Lyric Opera Of Chicago 2015

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.

The 2015 schedule:

May 16      DON GIOVANNI / Mozart
May 23      CAPRICCIO / Strauss
May 30      IL TROVATORE / Verdi
June 6       ANNA BOLENA / Donizetti
June 13    CAROUSEL / Rodgers & Hammerstein
June 20    TANNHÄUSER / Wagner
June 27    THE PASSENGER / Weinberg
July 4         PORGY & BESS / Gershwin
July 11      TOSCA / Puccini

Airs Saturday, July 9, at 12 noon. In our final season performance from the Lyric Opera of Chicago we'll hear Antonin Dvorák's Rusalka staring Ana María Martínez in the title role and Brandon Jovanovich as the Prince, with Jill Grove as Jezibaba , Eric Owens as Vodnik , and Ekaterina Gubanova as Foreign Princess. Sir David McVicar directs, Michael Black is our chorus master and Sir Andrew Davis leads the Lyric OperaOrchestr and Chorus in this performance.

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Airs Saturday, July 1, at 12 noon. This week from the Lyric Opera of Chicago they perform Charles Gounod's Romeo and Juliet staring Susanna Philips as Juliet and Joseph Calleja as Romeo, with Joshua Hopkins as Mercutio, Christian Van Horn as Fr. Laurence, Marianne Crebassa as Stephano, Deborah Nansteel as Gertrude, Philip Horst as Capulet, and Jason Slayden as Tybalt. This production is directed by Bartlett Sher with Michael Black as Chorus Master, and the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus all...

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Airs Saturday, June 25, at 12 noon. This week from the Lyric Opera of Chicago they will perform Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss starring Sophie Koch as Octavian, Amanda Majeski as Marschallin, Christina Landshamer as Sophie, and Matthew Rose as Baron Ochs, with Martin Gantner as Faninal, Rene Barbera as A Singer, Megan Marino as Annia, and Rodell Rosel as Valzacchi. Michael Black is the chorus master, Marina Weber directs and the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus is under the direction of...

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Airs Saturday, June 18, at 12 noon. This week from the Lyric Opera of Chicago they will perform Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco featuring Zeljko Lucic in the title role with Tatiana Serjan as Abigaille, Dmitry Belosselskiy as Zaccaria, Elizabeth DeShong as Fenena, Sergey Skorokhodov as Ismaele, Stefan Szkafarowsky as the High Priest, Laura Wilde as Anna, and Jesse Donner as Abdallo. Michael Black serves as Chorus Master, Matthew Ozawa directs and the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus are all under...

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Airs Saturday, June 11, at 12 noon . This week from the Lyric Opera of Chicago we feature Franz Lehar's Merry Widow with Renee Fleming as Hannah, Thomas Hampson as Danilo , Heidi Stober as Valencienne , Michael Spyres as Camille, Patrick Carfizzi as Baron Zeta, Jonathan Johnson as St. Brioche, Paul LaRosa as Cascada and Jeff Dumas as Njegus. Susan Stroman directs, Michael Black is the chorus master and the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus are under the direction of Sir Andrew Davis.

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