Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2017 Broadcast Season Begins on WRTI

May 19, 2017

The Lyric Opera of Chicago radio broadcasts return to WRTI every Saturday at 1 pm from May 20th to July 22nd.  Kicking off the nine-opera series, and launching Lyric’s new "Ring" cycle, is Wagner’s Das Rheingold—with captivating performances by Eric Owens, Samuel Youn, and Štefan Margita.

In the breathtaking bel canto of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, you’ll hear the thrilling Albina Shagimuratova singing the title role opposite Piotr Beczała’s celebrated Edgardo.

A trio of French favorites are featured: Berlioz’s mighty Les Troyens, starring powerhouse artists Susan Graham, Brandon Jovanovich, and Christine Goerke; Massenet’s Don Quichotte starring the incomparable Ferruccio Furlanetto, and Bizet’s ever-popular Carmen. Also in store is Mozart’s The Magic Flute, featuring Kathryn Lewek’s stratospheric Queen of the Night.

Don’t miss Ana María Martínez’s role debut as Tatiana opposite Mariusz Kwiecień in the title role of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin—followed by a special encore broadcast of Mozart’s Don Giovanni starring Kwiecień in the title role, Martínez as Donna Elvira, and Marina Rebeka as Donna Anna.

See the full schedule for Opera on WRTI here.

Lyric Opera of Chicago, under the leadership of Music Director Sir Andrew Davis, and Creative Consultant Renée Fleming, is dedicated to producing and performing consistently thrilling, entertaining, and thought-provoking opera with a balanced repertoire of core classics, lesser-known masterpieces, and new works; to creating an innovative and wide-ranging program of community engagement and educational activities; and to developing exceptional emerging operatic talent.