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Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts

Opening-performance rebroadcast dates and times

Carousel and the eight operas of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 59th season will be rebroadcast on 98.7WFMT and wfmt.com. 98.7WFMT program host Suzanne Nance and Lyric Opera dramaturg Roger Pines will anchor the opera broadcasts, which start with commentary and recorded interviews at the times shown below.

Don Giovanni /Mozart (in Italian)

May 16  – 3 hrs 30 mins

Capriccio /R. Strauss (in German)

May 23  – 3 hrs

Il Trovatore /Verdi (in Italian)             

May 30  – 3 hrs

Anna Bolena /Donizetti (in Italian)      

June 6    – 3 hrs 30 mins           

Carousel /Rodgers & Hammerstein
(in English)           

June 13  – 3 hrs

Tannhäuser /Wagner (in German)       

June 20  – 5 hrs

The Passenger /Weinberg
(in multiple languages)

June 27  – 3 hrs

Porgy and Bess /Gershwin (in English)

July 4     – 3 hrs 30 mins

Tosca /Puccini (in Italian)

July 11  –  3 hrs


Chicago-area broadcasts on 98.7WFMT begin at 12:00 noon CDT. Check local listings for exact times and dates outside the Chicago area. The broadcasts can also be heard anywhere in the world on WFMT.com.

Daniel Goldberg is acting 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.