Lyric Opera of Chicago on 98.7WFMT Saturdays at 12:00 p.m.

Lyric’s 2017/18 opening night performances will be broadcast nationally & internationally by The WFMT Radio Network June 6 - July 25, 2020

CHICAGO (6/5/2020) – Beginning on Saturday, June 6, and continuing every Saturday through July 25, broadcasts of Lyric Opera of Chicago ’s opening night performances from the 2017/18 Season will be heard locally on WFMT 98.7FM, online at, and on radio stations across the country via The WFMT Radio Network. Lyric’s dramaturg Roger Pines and WFMT’s Lisa Flynn host.

Local broadcasts on WFMT of the following opera performances begin at 12:00 noon/CDT on Saturdays:

June 6:   Così fan tutte /Mozart (sung in Italian)
June 13:  Turandot/Puccini (sung in Italian)
June 20:  Rigoletto/Verdi (sung in Italian)
June 27:  The Pearl Fishers/Bizet (sung in French)
July 4:  Die Walküre/Wagner (sung in German)
July 11:  Faust/Gounod (sung in French)
July 18:  Orphée et Eurydice/Gluck (sung in French)
July 25:  I puritani/Bellini (sung in Italian)

Broadcast times and dates outside the Chicago area may vary; please check local listings.

Daniel Goldberg is the producer for The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts.
David Polk was the executive producer for this series. 
George Preston is general manager of WFMT.

About WFMT

WFMT is one of the world’s most respected classical music radio stations, available on-air at WFMT 98.7FM, online at, and on the WFMT app. WFMT showcases superlative programs, concerts, and live events – from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Grant Park Music Festival, the Metropolitan Opera, Ravinia Festival, and many more. WFMT is also a leading producer and syndicator of a diverse selection of outstanding musical series, including Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin, the Beethoven Network, and the Jazz Network. Connect with WFMT on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About Lyric

About Lyric

Lyric Opera of Chicago is committed to redefining what it means to experience great opera. The company is driven to deliver consistently excellent artistry through innovative, relevant, celebratory programming that engages and energizes new and traditional audiences.

Under the leadership of General Director, President & CEO Anthony Freud, Music Director Sir Andrew Davis, Music Director Designate Enrique Mazzola, and Special Project Advisor Renée Fleming, Lyric is dedicated to reflecting, and drawing strength from, the diversity of Chicago. Lyric offers, through innovation, collaboration, and evolving learning opportunities, ever-more exciting, accessible, and thought-provoking audience and community experiences. We also stand committed to training the artists of the future, through The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center; and to becoming increasingly diverse across our audiences, staff, programming, and artists—magnifying the welcoming pull of our art form, our company, and our city.

Through the timeless power of voice, the splendor of a great orchestra and chorus, theater, dance, design, and truly magnificent stagecraft, Lyric is devoted to immersing audiences in worlds both familiar and unexpected, creating shared experiences that resonate long after the curtain comes down.

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Photo: Todd Rosenberg