The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts

Opening-performance live-broadcast dates and times

The Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park concert and eight operas of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 59th season will be carried live on 98.7WFMT and Peter Van de Graaff, 98.7WFMT’s program director and “Through the Night” host, and Roger Pines, Lyric’s dramaturg, will anchor the opera broadcasts, which start with live commentary and recorded interviews at the times shown below.

Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park    Sa  Sep. 7   7:15pm
Otello /Verdi   Sa   Oct. 5   4:45pm
Madama Butterfly /Puccini   Tu  Oct. 15   7:15pm
Parsifal /Wagner   Sa   Nov. 9   5:45pm
La traviata /Verdi   We  Nov. 20   7:15pm
Die Fledermaus /J. Strauss, Jr.   Tu   Dec. 10   7:15pm
The Barber of Seville /Rossini   Sa  Feb. 1   7:15pm
Rusalka /Dvořák   Sa  Feb. 22   7:15pm
La clemenza di Tito /Mozart   We  Mar. 5   7:15pm

Check local listings for exact times and dates outside the Chicago area. The broadcasts can also be heard anywhere in the world on

The eight mainstage operas will be rebroadcast on consecutive Saturdays in May and June of 2014 (specific dates to be announced). 

Carolyn Paulin is producer and Daniel Goldberg is associate producer for The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts.

Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts are generously sponsored by The Hurvis Family Foundation with matching funding provided by The Matthew and Kay Bucksbaum Family, the John and Jackie Bucksbaum Family, and Richard P. and Susan Kiphart.