Lyric Opera of Chicago

Airs Saturday, July 4, at 12 noon. On this week's broadcast from the Lyric Opera of Chicago we present George Gershwin’s classic Porgy & Bess featuring Eric Owens as Porgy and Adina Aaron as Bess with Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi as Clara; Chase Taylor as Mingo; Jermaine Smith as Sportin’ Life; Norman Garrett as Jake; Karen Slack as Serena; Bernard Holcomb as Robbins; Earl Hazell as Jim; Curtis Bannister as Peter; Veronica Chapman-Smith as Lily; and Gwendolyn Brown as Maria. Ward Stare will lead the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus and Michael Black is our chorus master. Suzanne Nance will host.

Airs Saturday, June 13, at 12 noon. This week from the Lyric Opera of Chicago it's one of Rogers' and Hammerstein's best loved works, Carousel starring Laura Osnes as Julie Jordan and Steven Pasquale as Billy Bigelow, with Jenn Gambatese as Carrie Pipperidge, Charlotte D’Amboise as Mrs. Mullin, J. Michael Finley as the First First Policeman, David Lively as David Bascombe, and Pamela Williams as Mrs. Bascombe. This production also features Denyce Graves as Nettie Fowler, Matthew Hydzik in the roll of Enoch Snow, Jarrod Emick as Jigger Craigin, and Emily Rohm as Arminy.

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Airs Saturday, May 23, at 12 noon.  Join us this Saturday at noon as the Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Capriccio by Richard Strauss featuring Renee Fleming as the Countess and Anne Sofie von Otter as Clairon, with Bo Skovhus as the Count, William Burden as Flamand, and Peter Rose as La Roche. Sir Andrew Davis conducts and your host will be Suzanne Nance.

Airs Saturday, May 16, at 12 noon. The first production in this year's season from the Lyric Opera of Chicago features Mozart's Don Giovanni with Mariusz Kwiecien as Don Giovanni; Marina Rebeka as Donna Anna; Ana María Martínez as Donna Elvira; and Kyle Ketelsen as Leporello. Also in this production are Antonio Poli as Don Ottavio; Andrea Silvestrelli as Il Commendatore; Andriana Chuchman as Zerlina; and Michael Sumuel as Masetto. Sir Andrew Davis conducts the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

Lyric Opera Of Chicago

Airs Saturday, July 5 at 12 noon.  This week we present the final performance from the Lyric Opera of Chicago 2014 season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's La Clemenza Di Tito (in Italian) featuring Matthew Polenzani as Tito with Joyce DiDonato as Sesto, Amanda Majeski as Vitellia, Cecelia Hall as Anno, Emily Birsan as Servilia, and Christian Van Horn as Publio. Sir David McVicar directs and Sir Andrew Davis will lead the cast, Orchestra and Chorus of the Lyric Opera of Chicago in this performance.