Lyric Opera of Chicago


 Lyric's Summer Broadcast Calendar


Metropolitan Opera Live in HD


AMC 24, Quail Springs Mall

Regal Cinemas Spotlight 14, Norman

May 13  Der Rosenkavalier



Opera Companies within Driving Distance



 Austin Lyric Opera www.austinlyricopera.com

Dallas Opera www.dallasopera.or

Houston Grand Opera www.houstongrandopera.org/

San Antonio Opera www.saopera.com

Santa Fe Opera www.santafeopera.org

Tulsa Opera  www.tulsaopera.com

Wichita Grand Opera  www.wichitagrandopera.org


Saturday Opera with Lane Whitesell

Mozart, Magic Flute. June 17

Mozart, Magic Flute.  June 17
Christiane Karg is Pamina, Andrew Staples is Tamino, and Kathryn Lewek is the Queen of the Night in a re-imagined setting in a 1950's suburb.

Massenet: Don Quichotte, 10 June, followed by Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions concert

Massenet:  Don Quichotte, 10 June, followed by Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions concert
Clémentine Margaine and Ferruccio Furlanetto are Dulcinea and Don Quixote la Mancha in Massenet's operatic version of Cervantes' novel. The opera will be followed by the Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions final concert from last March.

June 3. Berlioz, Les Troyens

June 3.  Berlioz, Les Troyens
Based on Virgil's Aeneid, this HUGE opera includes the sacking of the city of Troy.

Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier

Richard Strauss:  Der Rosenkavalier
Listen on the radio or go to your movie theater to see this production, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Renee Fleming and Elina Garanca are retiring these roles (the Feldmarschallin and Octavian) from their repertoire after 20 years of singing them.

Wagner: The Flying Dutchman

Wagner:  The Flying Dutchman
Presented straight-through with no intermissions, Amber Wagner is the heroine Senta, prepared to be true to the Dutchman to her death.

Wagner. Tristan und Isolde. April 8

Wagner.  Tristan und Isolde.  April 8
Nina Stemme and Stuart Skelton are the star-crossed lovers. This was recorded last fall for airing in April.

Beethoven: Fidelio. April 1

Beethoven:  Fidelio.  April 1
Leonore disguises herself as a young man to try to save her husband from a jealous official who has had him thrown in prison. Adrienne Pieczonka is Fidelio and Klaus Florian Voigt is Florestan.

Mozart: Idomeneo

Matthew Polenzani and Nadine Sierra as Idomeneo and Ilia headline this cast for the concurrent radio/movie theater production.

Bizet: Carmen. February 11

Bizet:  Carmen.  February 11
The timeless story of the gypsy Carmen and the possessive Don Jose who must possess her completely rather than accept her free spirit.


Painted Sky opera triumphed in their first foray into traditional operatic repertory last night at the Freede Little Theater, Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City.