Lyric Opera Orchestra

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Airs Saturday, June 20, at 12 noon. This week from the Lyric Opera of Chicago we present Richard Wagner's Tannhäuser, starring Johan Botha as Tannhäuser and Amber Wagner as  Elisabeth, with Michaela Schuster as Venus, Gerald Finley as Wolfram, and John Relyea as Landgraf. Sir Andrew Davis conducts the Lyric Opera orchestra and chorus. Suzanne Nance will host and is joined by guest commentator Roger Pines. 

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This week on the Lyric Opera of Chicago we present Verdi's Il Trovatore featuring Andrea Silvestrelli as Ferrando; J’nai Bridges as Inez; Amber Wagner as Leonora; and Quinn Kelsey as Count Di Luna. This production also features Yonghoon Lee in the roll of Manrico, with Stephanie Blythe as Azucena; Kenneth Nichols as An Old Gypsy; Timothy Bradley as A Messenger; and Jonathan Johnson as Ruiz. Asher Fisch will lead the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus and Suzanne Nance will host with guest commentator Roger Pines.

Airs Wednesday, November 6 at 1 p.m. The man known as the Pope’s Maestro, Sir Gilbert Levine, leads the combined forces of the Lyric Opera Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Chorus in a special concert celebrating the uniquely unifying, multi-cultural message of Pope John Paul II, which brought a great American city together in music and spirit. Taped at Orchestra Hall in Chicago, this special program includes performances of Bach’s Magnificat, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”), two composers beloved by the Pontiff, among others.