Željko Lučić

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Airs Saturday, June 18, at 12 noon. This week from the Lyric Opera of Chicago they will perform Giuseppe Verdi's Nabucco featuring Zeljko Lucic in the title role with Tatiana Serjan as Abigaille, Dmitry Belosselskiy as Zaccaria, Elizabeth DeShong as Fenena, Sergey Skorokhodov as Ismaele, Stefan Szkafarowsky as the High Priest, Laura Wilde as Anna, and Jesse Donner as Abdallo. Michael Black serves as Chorus Master, Matthew Ozawa directs and the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus are all under the direction of Carlo Rizzi.

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Airs Saturday, April 23, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a live broadcast of Verdi’s Otello. Aleksandrs Antonenko stars in the title role, one he has performed around the world to wide acclaim. He appears opposite Hibla Gerzmava, who makes her Met role debut this spring as Otello’s innocent wife Desdemona. Željko Lučić sings the part of the evil Iago, Alexey Dolgov is his pawn Cassio, and James Morris is the Venetian ambassador Lodovico. Adam Fischer conducts.

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Airs Saturday, December 12, at 12 noon. The 2015-16 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with a broadcast of Verdi’s timeless tragedy Rigoletto. The acclaimed young American soprano Nadine Sierra makes her Met broadcast debut as Rigoletto’s innocent daughter Gilda. Željko Lučić is Rigoletto, who tries to shelter her from the evils of his world; and Piotr Beczala is the licentious Duke.

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Airs Saturday, August 29, at 12 noon. This week we travel to the San Francisco Opera for their season with a performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto.

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Airs Saturday, February 7 at 12 noon. The 2014-15 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Verdi’s Macbeth, heard in an archived performance from October 11, 2014. The broadcast, taped live in the fall, features soprano Anna Netrebko, who was making her first Met appearances as the ruthless Lady Macbeth, opposite baritone Željko Lučić in the title role, bass René Pape as Banquo, and tenor Joseph Calleja as Macduff. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi led the performance. Macbeth will be heard over the Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 p.m. CT on Saturday, February 7.

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