Lyric Opera of Chicago

Airs Saturday, July 22, 2017, at 12 noon. This week The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Tannhäuser by Richard Wagner starring Johan Botha in the title role and Amber Wagner as Elisabeth, with Michaela Schuster as Venus, Gerald Finley as Wolfram, and John Relyea as Landgraf. Sir Andrew Davis leads the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus with Stage Direction from Tim Albery and our chorus master is Michael Black.

Airs Saturday, July 14, 2017, at 12 noon. This week The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Mozart's Don Giovanni starring Mariusz Kwiecień as Don Giovanni, with Kyle Ketelsen as Leporello; Marina Rebeka as Donna Anna; Ana María Martínez as Donna Elvira; Antonio Poli as Don Ottavio; Andriana Chuchman as Zerlina; and Michael Sumuel as Masetto. Robert Falls directs, Michael Black is our chorus master and the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus are undr the direction of Sir Andrew Davis.

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.

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Airs Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 3 p.m. One of the most renowned and beloved singers of the 20th century, American soprano Leontyne Price rose to superstardom at a time when African-American artists were only just beginning to achieve major recognition in the operatic world. Price, who turns 90 in February, is celebrated by Roger Pines, broadcast commentator for Lyric Opera of Chicago, in a tribute covering her life and career in depth.

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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