Lyric Opera Of Chicago

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.
 

Airs Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 12 noon. This week The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute starring Christiane Karg as Pamina; Matthew Polenzani as Tamino; Adam Plachetka as Papageno; Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night; Christof Fischesser as Sarastro; Diana Newman as Papagena; David Govertsen as the Speaker. Neil Armfield directs with Chorus Master Michael Black and the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus will be conducted by Rory Macdonald.

Airs Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 12 noon. The Lyric Opera of Chicago continues this week with a performance of Jules Massenet's Don Quichotte starring Ferruccio Furlanetto as Don Quichotte, Clémentine Margaine as Dulcinée, and Nicola Alaimo as Sancho. Matthew Ozawa directs, Michael Black is Chorus Master and the Lyric Opera Orchestra & Chorus are under the direction of Sir Andrew Davis. 

Airs Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 12 noon. The Lyric Opera of Chicago continues this week with a performance of Les Troyens by Hector Berlioz starring Christine Goerke as Cassandre; Susan Graham as Didon; Brandon Jovanovich as Énée; Lucas Meachem as Chorèbe; Christian Van Horn as Narbal; and Okka von der Damerau as Anna. The director is Tim Albery, the chorus master is Michael Black, and the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus are conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.

Airs Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 12 noon.  The Lyric Opera of Chicago continues this week with a performance of Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia Di Lammermoor staring Albina Shagimuratova as Lucia, Piotr Beczała as Edgardo, Quinn Kelsey as Enrico, and Adrian Sâmpetrean as Raimondo. Our chorus master is Michael Black, the director is Graham Vick, and Enrique Mazzola conducts.

Airs Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 12 noon. The Lyric Opera of Chicago return again for another season with an opening performance of Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner, Eric Owens will take the role of Wotan with Samuel Youn as Alberich; Štefan Margita as Loge; Tanja Ariane Baumgartner as Fricka; Wilhelm Schwinghammer as Fasolt; Tobias Kehrer as Fafner; and Okka von der Damerau as Erda. The stage director is David Pountney and Sir Andrew Davis conducts the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus in Das Rheingold.

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