UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

TOSCA

PUCCINI

 

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

January 24, 27, 30, 2015
February 2, 5, 27
March 3, 8, 11, 14

THE PASSENGER

WEINBERG

 

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

February 24, 28, 2015
March 9, 12, 15

FIDELIO

BEETHOVEN

 

OPERA OMAHA

April 17, 19, 2015

LATEST NEWS

Missed the "Creche" Recital Program on 98.7WFMT? LISTEN HERE

15 December 2014

Originally broadcast on Monday, December 1 at 6:00pm CT as part of 98.7WFMT's Recital Series, the "Creche" Recital Program featured bass Bradley Smoak, tenors John Irvin, Jonathan Johnson and Jesse Donner, sopranos Tracy Cantin and Laura Wilde, and mezzo soprano J'nai Bridges, accompanied by Craig Terry, Laurann Gilley and special guest violist Frank Babbitt. As always, the Recital Series is hosted by Colin Ure. This program featured songs centered around the holiday season, with favorites by Mozart, Schubert, Rutter and Handel. To listen to this program, along with other previously recorded WFMT Recital programs, visit wfmt.com.

 

Donizetti's Anna Bolena at Lyric features stellar cast and visionary director

14 November 2014

Opening on December 6 (with performances through January 16, 2015), Donizetti's Anna Bolena comes to life in a vivid production, directed by Kevin Newbury and conducted by Patrick Summers. This all-star cast is led by Sondra Radvadnovsky as Anne Boleyn, Jamie Barton as Jane Seymour, Brian Hymel as Percy and John Reylea as the imposing King Henry VIII. This piece and these artists define the 'bel canto' genre, with some of the most beautiful music and singing in the repertoire along with the gripping direction of a young director in demand all over the world. You will be on the edge of your seat as the drama and intrigue unfold in this classic story of a true tragedy.

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Missed the November 3rd WFMT Recital Program? Not to worry!

11 November 2014

On November 1, bass Bradley Smoak and tenors Jonathan Johnson and Jesse Donner, accompanied by Craig Terry and Maureen Zoltek, presented a recital program entitled "Songs About Women" on 98.7WFMT's Recital Series. This series of recitals is hosted by Colin Ure. You can listen to the entire program, along with other previously performed recitals anytime by clicking "More" below, then clicking the "Audio" tab on the left.

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Bradley Smoak will return for a 2nd year with the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center

21 September 2014

After an extremely competitive national audition process, the 2015/2016 Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center artists have been chosen! Bradley Smoak will return for a second year in the program, with many exciting performances in the upcoming season. Stay tuned!

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