Enjoy Lyric’s magnificent 62nd season – again!
The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts of the 2017 season
rebroadcast nationally & internationally
by The WFMT Radio Networ, Now to July 22
Beginning on Saturday, May and continuing every Saturday through July 22, 2017, The Lyric Opera Broadcasts of the 2016/17
Lyric Opera of Chicago season will air nationally and internationally by The WFMT Radio Network and locally on 98.7WFMT. The opera broadcasts may also be streamed onWFMT.com.
Lyric Opera of Chicago’s dramaturg Roger Pines and WFMT’s Lisa Flynn host the performance broadcasts of the 2016/17 season. Two archival broadcasts from Lyric’s 60th-anniversary season will also be heard: Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Wagner’s
Tannhäuser – the latter in memory of tenor Johan Botha (1965-2016), who sang the title role in his final Lyric performances.
Chicago-area broadcasts on 98.7WFMT begin at 12 noon CDT on the following Saturdays:
June 24: Norma/Bellini
July 1: Carmen/Bizet
July 8: Eugene Onegin/Tchaikovsky
July 15: Don Giovanni/Mozart
(in Italian, archival rebroadcast from 2014/15)
July 22: Tannhäuser/Wagner (in German, archival rebroadcast from 2014/15)
Broadcast times and dates outside the Chicago area may vary; check local listings for your area. The broadcasts can also be heard anywhere in the world on WFMT.com.
Daniel Goldberg is the producer for The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts. David Polk is the executive producer.
Live opening-performance broadcasts of Lyric’s 2017/18 season on 98.7WFMT and WFMT.com will commence Saturday, September 23 at 6:30pm with the opening performance of Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice.