Ward Stare

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.

Lyric Opera

Airs Saturday, June 14 at 12 noon. This week the Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Johann Strauss, Jr.'s delighfull opera Die Fledermaus featuring Juliane Banse as Rosalinde with Bo Skovhus as Eisenstein, Daniela Fally as Adele, Adrian Eröd as Falke, Michael Spyres in the roll of Alfred, Emily Fons as Prince Orlofsky and Andrew Shore as Frank.  E. Loren Meeker directs this production and Ward Stare conducts the Lyric Opera orchestra and chorus.