Renee Fleming

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Airs Monday, May 15, 2017, at 11 a.m. Music holds a special meaning. Sometimes it marks a momentous time in one’s life, or recalls a deep-seated emotion that stirs us to our core. And sometimes it changes our lives in a profound way. The WFMT Radio Network has invited eight individuals from different walks of life to describe something they all have in common: the profound value classical music has had for them.

Kristian Schuller
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Airs Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 12 noon. The 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season concludes as soprano Renée Fleming sings her final performance of one of her signature roles, the Marschallin, in the Met’s new production of Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier.

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Airs Saturday, June 11, at 12 noon. This week from the Lyric Opera of Chicago we feature Franz Lehar's Merry Widow with Renee Fleming as Hannah, Thomas Hampson as Danilo, Heidi Stober as Valencienne, Michael Spyres as Camille, Patrick Carfizzi as Baron Zeta, Jonathan Johnson as St. Brioche, Paul LaRosa as Cascada and Jeff Dumas as Njegus. Susan Stroman directs, Michael Black is the chorus master and the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus are under the direction of Sir Andrew Davis.

The Lyric Opera Of Chicago: Season Overview

May 14, 2016
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Airs Saturday afternoons at 12 beginning May 14, 2016.
Hosted by Peter van de Graaff

Airs Friday, December 25th at 9 p.m. Imagine a musical party that celebrates the hopes, dreams and joy that animates seasonal festivals the world over. That is what inspired Yo-Yo Ma to create "Songs of Joy and Peace: The Yo-Yo Ma Holiday Party" with a remarkable group of friends. Hosted by John Schaefer, this one-hour holiday special combines the joy of music with the gift of discovery as shared and performed by friends old and new.

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