The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts returns with opening night productions, following the end of the Metropolitan Opera season.
Since its early days, Lyric Opera of Chicago has been regarded as one of the top three US opera companies, along with the Met and San Francisco. Chicago boasts an opera company that's second to none, with a box office exceeding 100 percent of capacity each year for the last decade, thanks to subscribers who give their tickets back for resale when they cannot attend a performance.
"Lyric Opera broadcasts have been a cornerstone of our programming for more than three decades, so everyone at WFMT is thrilled that this glorious broadcast tradition has returned to the airwaves", said Steve Robinson, Executive Vice President and General Manager of 98.7WFMT and the WFMT Radio Network. "I know I speak for scores of radio stations throughout America that welcomed the return of these historic broadcasts to their schedules when the Lyric season is rebroadcast in the spring.".