The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts resume Friday, September 11, at 7:15pm; Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park and the opening performances of all 8 operas in Lyric’s 2015-16 season can be heard live 98.7WFMT and via the WFMT Radio Network (wfmt.com)

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The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts
resume Friday, September 11, at 7:15pm 

 Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park  and the opening performances of all 8 operas in Lyric’s 2015-16 season  can be heard live 98.7WFMT and via the  WFMT Radio Network (wfmt.com)

WFMT’s Peter van de Graaff and Lyric’s Roger Pines co-anchor broadcasts

CHICAGO – The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts kick off the 2015-16 season on Fri., Sept. 11 with the live broadcast of the “Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park” free concert on 98.7WFMT and wfmt.com.The classical station’s chief announcer Peter van de Graaff and Lyric’s dramaturg Roger Pines will co-anchor this season’s Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts.

The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts are generously sponsored by The Hurvis Family Foundation with matching funding provided by The Matthew and Kay Bucksbaum Family, The John and Jackie Bucksbaum Family,and Richard P. and Susan Kiphart.

The eight operas in Lyric’s 2015-16 season are being broadcast live on their opening performances. van de Graaf and Pines will co-anchor the opera broadcasts, which start with live commentary and recorded interviews at the times shown below.

OPENING-PERFORMANCE LIVE-BROADCAST DATES AND TIMES

Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park Fri., Sept. 11 at 7:15pm
The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart) Sat., Sept. 26 at 4:45pm
Cinderella (Rossini) Sun., Oct. 4 at 1:45pm
Wozzeck (Berg) Sun., Nov. 1 at 1:45pm
The Merry Widow (Lehár) Sat., Nov. 14 at 7:15pm
Bel Canto (López/world premiere) Mon., Dec. 7 at 7:15pm
Nabucco (Verdi) Sat., Jan. 23 at 7:15pm
Der Rosenkavalier  (R. Strauss) Mon., Feb. 8 at 6:15pm
Romeo and Juliet (Gounod) Mon., Feb. 22 at 7:15pm

Daniel Goldberg is the producer for The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts.

David Polk is the executive producer.

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