Lyric Opera of Chicago

2011/12 Lyric Opera of Chicago Rebroadcasts

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Matthew Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera Broadcasts
of the 2011/12 Lyric Opera of Chicago season will be rebroadcast internationally by
The WFMT Radio Network May 12 – June 30

Beginning on Saturday, May 12, and continuing every Saturday through June 30, The Matthew Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera Broadcasts of the 2011/12 Lyric Opera of Chicago season will be rebroadcast internationally by The WFMT Radio Network and heard locally on 98.7WFMT.

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

The broadcasts are on the following Saturdays:

The Tales of Hoffmann

May 12

3 hrs. 45 min.

Lucia di Lammermoor  

May 19

3 hrs. 

Boris Godunov

May 26

3 hrs.

The Magic Flute 

June 2

3 hrs. 25. min.

Ariadne auf Naxos

June 9

3 hrs.

Show Boat

June 16

3 hrs. 30 min.

Rinaldo 

June 23

3 hrs. 40 min.

Aida 

June 30

4 hrs. 


Chicago-area broadcasts on 98.7WFMT begin at 12:00 p.m/noon CDT, except for Lucia di Lammermoor, which will begin at 1:30 p.m. 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 Matthew Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera Broadcasts, with matching funding provided by The Crown Family and Richard P. and Susan Kiphart.

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