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 June 21, 2014
Lyric Opera Of Chicago

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.

12:00pm

Sat June 14, 2014
Lyric Opera of Chicago

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.

12:00pm

Sat June 7, 2014
Lyric Opera Of Chicago

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.

12:00pm

Sat May 31, 2014
Lyric Opera of Chicago

The Lyric Opera of Chicago: Wagner's Parsifal (in German)

Scene from Act Two of Parsifal

Airs, Saturday, May 31 at 12 noon. This week the Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Wagner's masterpiece Parsifal staring Paul Groves as Parsifal with Daveda Karanas as Kundry, Thomas Hampson as Amfortas, Kwangchul Youn as Gurnemanz, Tómas Tómasson as Klingsor, and Rúni Brattaberg as Titurel. Sir Andrew Davis conducts.

12:00pm

Sat May 24, 2014
Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Lyric Opera Of Chicago: Puccini's Madame Butterfly (in Italian)

Scene from Puccini's Madame Butterfly
Dan Rest Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Airs Saturday, May 24 at 12 noon.  Join the Lyric Opera of Chicago for a Puccini masterpiece and one of the most beloved operas of all time with a stellar cast featuring Stefano Secco as Lt. B. F. Pinkerton and Maryann McCormick as Suzuki with Christopher Purves as Sharpless, Patricia Racette as Cio-Cio-San and Richard Ollarsaba as the Imperial Commissioner. This performance also features Will Liverman as the Official Registrar, David Govertsen as The Bonze, Anthony Clark Evans as Prince Yamadori, Laura Wilde as Kate Pinkerton and Tye Pauley as Butterfly’s child Sorrow.

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