Lyric Opera of Chicago
Seasonal, Saturdays 1pm to TBA on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY 90.3, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1 and online at wxxi.org
The 2017-2018 season of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s performances can be heard worldwide via live streaming, and on the radio during an ten-week broadcast season beginning on May 12, 2018. This season includes a rarely performed French version of Gluck's Orfee et Eurydice. This highly-anticipated (1774 Paris Version) production marks Lyric's first collaboration with the Joffrey Ballet.
Founded in 1954, Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the world's greatest opera companies. Anthony Freud, Lyric’s general director, began his tenure in 2011. Sir Andrew Davis has served as Lyric’s music director since 2000. In 2010, Renée Fleming became Lyric’s first creative consultant.