A ‘Phantom of the Opera’ contest seeks singer with style

Andrew Lloyd Webber has launched a virtual competition that could lead to one fan singing on Broadway or the West End when musicals resume playing.

Inside Chicago Composer Stacy Garrop’s Rousing Eco-Oratorio ‘Terra Nostra’

WFMT observes the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day with a fitting broadcast: Chicago composer Stacy Garrop's oratorio Terra Nostra, which celebrates our planet and explores the relationship between humankind and the natural world.

Opera E-ducation: Met Opera Hosts Free Student Streams, Artist Q&As

Find out how to register for a free digital Q&A with Renée Fleming, offered as part of the Met's free student streams program.

“A rose for love and a book forever” — Literature for Music Lovers on World Book Day

WFMT host Candice Agree has selected some of her favorite works of literature that have inspired musical compositions for you to enjoy on World Book Day.

Quarantine Made Musical: Classical Livestream Planner

Even though in-person concerts have been suspended, many talented artists and ensembles are committed to sharing stunning music through the internet. Here’s a guide to some upcoming classical livestreams you should add to your calendar!

Finding Hope in Handel

Little known fact: Handel ranked 'Theodora' — not 'Messiah' — as his best oratorio. You'll see why in a rapturous performance by Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.

Historic, Star-Studded ‘Trout’ Quintet Performance Will Lift Your Spirits

It's hard to overstate just how impressive this performance's lineup is.

Louis Armstrong org starts COVID-19 fund for jazz musicians

The fund will give one-time grants of $1,000 to jazz musicians that live in the New York City region and work regularly in the five boroughs of New York City.

From the Studs Terkel Radio Archive: 7 Conversations with Poets for National Poetry Month

Throughout his 52 years at WFMT, Studs Terkel showcased and championed poets from across the globe.

Fleming, Netrebko, Kaufmann headline Met Opera on-line gala

Renée Fleming, Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Roberto Alagna, and Bryn Terfel are among 38 opera stars in 13 nations scheduled for the Metropolitan Opera’s At-Home gala, which will be streamed live on April 25.

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