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, July 8, 2017, at 12 noon. This week The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin starring Mariusz Kwiecień as Eugene Onegin; Ana María Martínez as Tatyana; Charles Castronovo as Lensky; Alisa Kolosova as Olga; Katharine Goeldner as Mme. Larina; and Jill Grove as Filipyevna. Robert Carsen directs, Michael Black is the Chorus Master, and the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus are under the direction of Alejo Pérez.

Airs Saturday, July 1, 2017, at 12 noon. This week The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Georges Bizet's Carmen starring Anita Rachvelishvili as Carmen and Brandon Jovanovich as Don José, with Eleonora Buratto as Micaëla, Christian Van Horn as Escamillo, and Bradley Smoak as Zuniga. Rob Ashford is our director, Michael Black is Chorus master and the Lyric Opera Orchestra & Chorus are under the direction of Ainars Rubikis.

Airs Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 12 noon. This week The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Vincenzo Bellini's Norma starring Sondra Radvanovsky as Norma, Russell Thomas as Pollione, Elizabeth DeShong as Adalgisa, and Andrea Silvestrelli as Oroveso. Kevin Newbury directs with Michael Black as chorus master and the Lyric Opera Chorus & Orchestra under the direction of Riccardo Frizza.

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. 

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