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Lyric Opera Of Chicago 2015

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.

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

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12:00pm

Sat May 30, 2015
Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera Of Chicago 2015: Verdi's Il Trovatore

The Anvil Chorus from IL Trovatore at Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Robert Kusel Lyric Opera Of Chicago

This week on the Lyric Opera of Chicago we present Verdi's Il Trovatore featuring Andrea Silvestrelli as Ferrando; J’nai Bridges as Inez; Amber Wagner as Leonora; and Quinn Kelsey as Count Di Luna. This production also features Yonghoon Lee in the roll of Manrico, with Stephanie Blythe as Azucena; Kenneth Nichols as An Old Gypsy; Timothy Bradley as A Messenger; and Jonathan Johnson as Ruiz. Asher Fisch will lead the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus and Suzanne Nance will host with guest commentator Roger Pines.

12:00pm

Sat May 23, 2015
Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Strauss' Capriccio

Renee Fleming & Mariusz Kwiecien in Capriccio
Todd Rosenberg Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Airs Saturday, May 23, at 12 noon.  Join us this Saturday at noon as the Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Capriccio by Richard Strauss featuring Renee Fleming as the Countess and Anne Sofie von Otter as Clairon, with Bo Skovhus as the Count, William Burden as Flamand, and Peter Rose as La Roche. Sir Andrew Davis conducts and your host will be Suzanne Nance.

12:00pm

Sat May 16, 2015
Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Mozart's Don Giovanni

Airs Saturday, May 16, at 12 noon. The first production in this year's season from the Lyric Opera of Chicago features Mozart's Don Giovanni with Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni; Marina Rebeka as Donna Anna; Ana María Martínez as Donna Elvira; and Kyle Ketelsen as Leporello. Also in this production are Antonio Poli as Don Ottavio; Andrea Silvestrelli as Il Commendatore; Andriana Chuchman as Zerlina; and Michael Sumuel as Masetto. Sir Andrew Davis conducts the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

12:00pm

Sun May 10, 2015
Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Below are past seasons from the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

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12:00pm

Sat July 5, 2014
Lyric Opera Of Chicago

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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