From the Lyric Opera House in Chicago, experience live opera featuring today’s most exciting artists.
Join WFMT’s Lisa Flynn and Lyric Opera of Chicago Dramaturg Roger Pines for a series of rebroadcasts from Lyric’s 2016-17 season. Lyric Opera of Chicago boasts having the most loyal subscribers in North America. Year after year, Chicago’s largest opera company presents the finest international singers, directors, and designers. The broadcasts deliver the magic of live performance while taking you backstage to meet the stars.
Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor
Albina Shagimuratova stars as the titular character in Donizetti’s dramatic, tragic opera. Piotr Beczała (Edgardo), Quinn Kelsey (Enrico), and Adrian Sâmpetrean (Raimondo) costar, as Enrique Mazzola conducts in this performance from 2016.
Massenet’s Don Quichotte
Ferruccio Furlanetto (Don Quichotte), Clémentine Margaine (Dulcinée), and Nicola Alaimo (Sancho) star in this Massenet dramatization of the Cervantes Don Quixote story. Sir Andrew Davis conducts.
Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin
This performance of Tchaikovsky’s sweeping, heartbreaking opera stars Mariusz Kwiecień (Onegin) Ana María Martínez (Tatyana). Alejo Pérez conducts.
Berlioz’s Les Troyens
Hector Berlioz served as composer and librettist for his epic operatic adaptation of Virgil's Aeneid. This Lyric Opera of Chicago performance from 2016 starred Christine Goerke (Cassandre), Susan Graham (Didon), Brandon Jovanovich (Énée), and Lucas Meachem (Chorèbe) and was conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.