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 25, 2013
Lyric Opera

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Massenet's Werther

Airs Saturday, May 25 at 12 noon. Jules Massenet's Werther (in French) features Matthew Polenzani as Werther; Sophie Koch as Charlotte; Kiri Deonarine as Sophie; Craig Verm as Albert; and Philip Kraus as Bailiff. Sir Andrew Davis conducts and Francisco Negrin directs this production.

12:00pm

Sat May 18, 2013
Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Lyric Opera Of Chicago: Giuseppe Verdi's Simon Boccanegra

Airs Saturday, May 18 at 12 noon. The Lyric Opera of Chicago Season opens with Giuseppe Verdi's Simon Boccanegra (in Italian), a tale of political intrigue, lost love regained and ancient rivalries overcome. The production features Thomas Hampson as Boccanegra, Ferruccio Furlanetto as Fiesco, Krassimira Stoyanova as Amelia, Frank Lopardo as Adorno, Quinn Kelsey as Paolo and Evan Boyer as Pietro. Sir Andrew Davis conducts and Elijah Moshinsky directs this production.

12:00pm

Sun July 1, 2012
Lyric Opera

Lyric Opera of Chicago 2012 Season

These Opera's aired in 2012

12:00pm

Sat June 30, 2012
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Lyric Opera of Chicago: Aida

Scene from Aida

Airs Saturday, June 30 at 12:00 noon.  Here it is—the granddaddy of grand-opera spectacle—complete with pyramids and potentates, priestesses and dancing girls, plus armies of soldiers and slaves! At its heart, a treacherous love triangle and a relationship that was never meant to be. Aida, the enslaved Ethiopian princess, and Radames, leader of the Egyptian army that conquered her homeland, long to be together forever. But someone else wants Radames, too—it’s Amneris, the jealous daughter of the Pharaoh himself! Impassioned arias, surging choruses, and exhilarating orchestral music show us Verdi at the peak of his powers–masterfully balancing pomp and pageantry with a deeply moving personal tragedy.

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12:00pm

Sat June 23, 2012
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Lyric Opera of Chicago: Rinaldo

David Daniels
Dan Rest Lyric Opera

Airs Saturday, June 23 at 12:00 noon. With Jerusalem as the prize, General Goffredo and his chief knight Rinaldo are battling it out with King Argante. But the king’s lover and ally is the sorceress Armida — and she uses every trick in her arsenal to help win the war. Good thing Rinaldo has some supernatural reinforcements of his own! Handel wanted to make it big in England, and he did it in spades with Rinaldo! For the first time he specified sorcery and magic in the plot — hiring an illustrious producer to bring it off, and booking a megastar for the lead. Three hundred years later, Lyric follows suit! Fabulous David Daniels headlines this amazing new production.

Rinaldo Features charismatic virtuoso singers. David Daniels as Rinaldo, one of the world’s top countertenor; As Armida, Elza van den Heever who offers an astonishing performances filled with emotional conviction and originality; As Argante, the phenomenal Luca Pisaroni, whose lightning vocal attack, nimble upper range, and ringing vivacity will leave you spell bound; and ss Rinaldo’s inamorata, you’ll love Julia Kleiter, the young German soprano who appears to rave reviews with major conductors, including Riccardo Muti!

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