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Lyric U Lyric U is your resource for all things opera. Whether you're new to the art form and looking for Opera 101 or an aficionado who wants to earn a PhD in Advanced Opera Studies, let Lyric U guide the way with an ever-expanding video library.
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Lyric Opera Commentaries

Everyone will enjoy learning about this season's opera with the convenient and fun Lyric Opera Commentaries! Available again this season, you can stream all eight Commentaries free of charge.

Our Commentators simplify abstract plots, share some of their favorite musical excerpts, offer tidbits about the production, and narrate anecdotal stories of composers and cast members. The Commentaries promise to make each opera a more rewarding experience.
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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
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 These broadcasts are enjoyed by countless listeners whose access to live opera may be limited by geography, disability, or financial resources.
The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts are generously sponsored by the Caerus Foundation, Inc., with matching funding provided by The Matthew and Kay Bucksbaum Family, The John and Jackie Bucksbaum Family, and Richard P. and Susan Kiphart.