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 /Offenbach (in French) May 12 – 3 hrs 45 min
Lucia di Lammermoor/Donizetti (in Italian) May 19 – 3 hrs
Boris Godunov /Mussorgsky (in Russian) May 26 – 3 hrs
The Magic Flute /Mozart (in German) June 2 – 3 hrs 25 min
Ariadne auf Naxos /R. Strauss (in German) June 9 – 3 hrs
Show Boat /Kern (in English) June 16 – 3 hrs 30 min
Rinaldo /Handel (in Italian) June 23 – 3 hrs 40 min
Aida/Verdi (in Italian) 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.