Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts resume September 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday,  September 7,  2012

   

 

The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts
resume Saturday, September 8, 7:15 p.m.  

 “Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park” free concert
and eight operas of the Lyric Opera of Chicago 2012-13 season
can be heard live locally on 98.7WFMT
and nationally/internationally through www.wfmt.com via

The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts
generously sponsored by The Hurvis Charitable Foundation with matching funds provided by The Matthew Bucksbaum Family and Richard P. and Susan Kiphart  

Lyric’s 2012-13 season to be rebroadcast locally, nationally & internationally
in May-June 2013 by The WFMT Radio Network  

The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts kick off the 2012-13 season on Sat., Sept. 8 with the live broadcast of the “Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park” free concert on 98.7WFMT and www.wfmt.com.  The classical station’s afternoon drive-time program host George Preston and Lyric’s longtime dramaturg Roger Pines will once again serve as host and commentator respectively of this season’s Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts.

The Hurvis Charitable Foundation is the generous sponsor of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts, with matching funding provided by The Matthew Bucksbaum Family and Richard P. and Susan Kiphart.

The free preseason concert and eight operas of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 58th season will be carried live on 98.7WFMTand www.wfmt.com. The Sept. 8 broadcast begins at 7:15 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. 

The first eight operas in Lyric’s 2012-13 season are being broadcast live on their opening performances. (A Streetcar Named Desire is not included.) Preston and Pines will anchor the opera broadcasts, which start with live commentary and recorded interviews at the times shown below.

OPENING-PERFORMANCE LIVE-BROADCAST DATES AND TIMES

Elektra/ R. Strauss                                            Sa   Oct. 6        6:00 p.m.

Simon Boccanegra /Verdi                                Mo  Oct. 15     7:15 p.m.

Werther /Massenet                                            Su   Nov. 11     1:45 p.m.

Don Pasquale /Donizetti                                   Su   Nov. 25    1:45 p.m.

Hänsel und Gretel/ Humperdinck                     Fr    Dec. 7       7:15 p.m.

La bohème /Puccini                                          Mo  Jan. 21      7:15 p.m.

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg /Wagner        Fr    Feb. 8       5:15 p.m.

Rigoletto /Verdi                                            Mo  Feb. 25     7:15 p.m.

These eight operas will be rebroadcast on consecutive Saturdays in May and June of 2013.

The Lyric Oper of Chicago Broadcasts are produced and hosted by George Preston and

Roger Pines. Daniel Goldberg is associate producer.

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