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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 98.7WFMT program host Suzanne Nance and Lyric Opera dramaturg Roger Pines 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      Sat., Sept. 6 at 7:15pm
Don Giovanni (Mozart)     Sat., Sept. 27 at 7:15pm
Capriccio (R. Strauss)     Mon., Oct. 25 at 7:15pm
Il Trovatore (Verdi)     Mon., Oct. 27 at 7:15pm
60th Anniversary Concert     Sun., Nov. 2 at 5:00pm
Porgy and Bess (Gershwin)     Mon., Nov. 17 at 7:15pm
Anna Bolena (Donizetti)     Sat., Dec. 6 at 7:15pm
Tosca (Puccini)     Sat., Jan. 24 at 7:15pm
Tannhäuser (Wagner)     Mon., Feb. 9 at 5:45pm
The Passenger (Weinberg)     Tue., Feb. 24 at 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 2015 (specific dates to be announced). 

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.