Lyric Opera of Chicago

The Lyric Opera Broadcasts 2012/13 season rebroadcasts

For Immediate Release:
May 9, 2013

The Lyric Opera Broadcasts
of the 2012/13 Lyric Opera of Chicago season will be rebroadcast
internationally by The WFMT Radio Network May 18 – July 13
 

Beginning on Saturday, May 18, and continuing every Saturday through July 13, The Lyric Opera Broadcasts of the 2012/13 Lyric Opera of Chicago season will be rebroadcast internationally by The WFMT Radio Network and heard locally on 98.7WFMT. Lyric’s 2012/13 season comprises nine operas plus the musical Oklahoma! Two of the shorter operas, Hansel and Gretel and Elektra, will be broadcast on a single date as a double bill. 

George Preston, afternoon drive-time host on 98.7WFMT, Chicago’s classical radio station (through early June), and Roger Pines, dramaturg of Lyric Opera of Chicago, are host and commentator respectively.

The Saturday broadcasts begin at 12 noon CDT (except for the first, which starts at 1:30pm CDT): 

 Simon Boccanegra/Verdi (in Italian)1:30pm     1:30pm     May 18 – 3 hrs
         
Werther /Massenet (in French)   noon   May 25 – 3 hrs
         
 Don Pasquale/Donizetti (in Italian)   noon   June 1 – 2 hrs 40 min
         
Double Bill: Elektra/R. Strauss (in German) 
+ Hänsel und Gretel/Humperdinck (in German)
  noon   June 8 – 4 hrs
         
La bohème /Puccini (in Italian)   noon   June 15 – 2 hrs 30 min
         
Die Meistersinger /Wagner (in German)   noon   June 22 – 5 hrs
         
Rigoletto /Verdi (in Italian)   noon   June 29 – 2 hrs 30 min
         
A Streetcar Named Desire /Previn (in English)   noon   July 6 – 3 hrs
         
Oklahoma! /Rodgers&Hammerstein (in English)   noon   July 13 – 3 hrs


Chicago-area broadcasts on 98.7WFMT begin at 12:00 p.m/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 www.wfmt.com 

The Lyric Opera Broadcasts are generously sponsored by The Hurvis Charitable Foundation, with matching funding provided by The Matthew Bucksbaum Family and Richard P. and Susan Kiphart.