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      Live from the Met: Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann

      Saturday, January 31 at 12:00 pm When this incarnation of Offenbach’s classic was introduced in 2009, critic Anthony Tommasini said: “There is much to cheer about in the Metropolitan Opera’s phantasmagorical new production.” He went on to note: “This Hoffmann, dressed in a plain suit suggesting 1920s Eastern Europe, spends most of his days seated more... more...

      Impromptu: The Dover Quartet

      Monday, January 26 at 10:00 am Tune in as Kerry Frumkin welcomes the Dover Quartet to WFMT. Following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Dover Quartet has been making quite a name for themselves as one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. You can hear why when more... more...

      Chicago Symphony Orchestra Broadcasts: Muti with New Music

      Sunday, January 25 at 1:00 pm A CSO ReSound retrospective broadcast will feature music by the CSO’s two composers-in-residence, Mason Bates and Anna Clyne, conducted by music director Riccardo Muti. Clyne calls Night Ferry “a sonic portrait of voyages; voyages within nature and of physical, mental, and emotional states.” Bates calls Alternative Energy “an energy more... more...

      A New Tosca at Lyric Opera of Chicago

      Saturday, January 24 at 7:15 pm A new production of Puccini’s Tosca opens this week at Lyric Opera of Chicago, with three singers making their company debuts in the leading roles: Tatiana Serjan as Tosca, Brian Jagde as Cavaradossi, and Evgeny Nikitin as Scarpia. “Tosca, an impulsive opera star,” says Lyric, “is in love with more... more...

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