VIDEO | Violinist Maya Buchanan Plays Beethoven & Music Inspired by ‘Carmen’

Ascendant violinist Maya Buchanan joined WFMT and pianist Milana Pavchinskaya to share the “Spring” Violin Sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven the Carmen Fantasie Brillante by Jenő Hubay.

Lyric’s ’22-23 Season: Verdi, ‘Fiddler,’ Fleming, & ‘Carmen’

Plus a world premiere, Chicago-set take on ‘The Barber of Seville’ and the return of ‘West Side Story’

Jamie Barton: Opera Must “embrace the move towards feminine power”

WFMT talks with the outspoken mezzo-soprano about what it means to take on the role of Carmen, why she’s excited to open the COT season, and how modern-day audiences and artists can best confront the more outdated aspects of Carmen and other beloved operas.

Chicago Opera Theater Announces Live, In-Person 2021-22 Season

From Carmen to Claus, learn what is in store for the next season of Chicago Opera Theater.

Announcing the Grant Park Music Festival 2021 Broadcasts

With the Grant Park Music Festival’s long-awaited return to live programming in sight, WFMT is thrilled to resume the annual series of live radio broadcasts from the Pritzker Pavilion.