The Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera Broadcasts re-air Un ballo in mashcera
For Immediate Release:
Friday, June 24, 2011
The Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera Broadcasts
to re-air Un ballo in maschera Tuesday, June 28 at 8 p.m.
on the WFMT Radio Network
The Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera Broadcasts will rebroadcast Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28. The opera rebroadcast will be carried internationally by The WFMT Radio Network and heard locally on 98.7WFMT.
A technical error resulted in an incomplete airing of the Ballo rebroadcast on June 11.
The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), the union of professional singers, dancers and production personnel in opera, ballet and concert, affiliated with the AFL-CIO, who represent the Artists and Staging Staff at Lyric Opera of Chicago for the purposes of collective bargaining, have donated their services for this rebroadcast.
The members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra and all the other musicians who performed for this recording of the Lyric Opera of Chicago production of Un ballo in maschera are represented by the Chicago Federation of Musicians, Local 10-208 of the American Federation of Musicians. These musicians are donating their services for this rebroadcast.
The members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 2, who participated in this production, are also donating their services for this rebroadcast.
The host and commentator for this and all the Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera Broadcasts are George Preston, afternoon drive-time host on 98.7WFMT, Chicago’s classical radio station, and Roger Pines, dramaturg of Lyric Opera of Chicago, respectively.
The remaining regularly scheduled broadcasts are on the following Saturdays:
The Girl of the Golden West/ Puccini June 25 / 3 hrs 5 min.
Lohengrin /Wagner July 2 / 4 hrs 35 min.
Hercules /Handel July 9 / 3 hrs 30 min.
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 Matthew Bucksbaum Family is the generous sponsor of The Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera Broadcasts, with matching funding provided by The Crown Family and Richard P. and Susan Kiphart.