Lyric Opera of Chicago

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. 

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, July 9, at 12 noon. In our final season performance from the Lyric Opera of Chicago we'll hear Antonin Dvorák's Rusalka staring Ana María Martínez in the title role and Brandon Jovanovich as the Prince, with Jill Grove as Jezibaba, Eric Owens as Vodnik, and Ekaterina Gubanova as Foreign Princess. Sir David McVicar directs, Michael Black is our chorus master and Sir Andrew Davis leads the Lyric OperaOrchestr and Chorus in this performance.

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