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The Lyric Season Companion and Opera Libretti
Cost: $17 for Season Companion, $12–15 for Libretti
The Lyric Season Companion is compiled, published, and sold by Lyric's Education Department expressly for Lyric patrons. The handsome journal contains informative articles about each opera of the season, biographies of the composers and librettists, detailed synopses, pronunciation guide, production information, suggested reading, and a list of recommended recordings and videos.
Visit the Season Companion page to learn more and purchase the Lyric Season Companion and Opera Libretti
Lyric Opera gratefully recognizes and deeply appreciates the generosity of the following contributor:
Susan M. Miller
Libretti of the season's operas are also sold by the Education Department.
The Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera Broadcasts
Opening-night performances of Lyric's full eight-opera season are broadcast live September through March in the Chicago area on 98.7wfmt. The full season is rebroadcast over eight consecutive Saturdays, on 98.7wfmt locally and on the WFMT Radio Network internationally. The spring broadcasts can also be heard on www.wfmt.com. These broadcasts include insightful artist interviews as pre-performance and intermission features. They reach an audience of 28 million internationally via radio, and an unlimited number of listeners worldwide via enhanced web streaming at www.wfmt.com/streaming. These broadcasts are enjoyed by countless listeners whose access to live opera may be limited by geography, disability, or financial resources.
Visit the Watch & Listen Page for Broadcast Dates and Times
Lyric Opera gratefully recognizes and deeply appreciates the generosity of the following contributors:
The Matthew Bucksbaum Family
With Matching Funding by:
The Crown Family
Richard P. and Susan Kiphart
Fascinating conversations with the season's leading singers, conductors, stage directors, and designers can be found on the Watch & Listen page, along with behind-the-scenes interviews with the company's musical and technical wizards. Additionally, the season's Discovery Series interviews are podcast a few days after they occur, as is the Symposium.
Visit the Watch & Listen Page for more information and to download the latest podcast