Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale Carousel Will Be Broadcast

News   Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale Carousel Will Be Broadcast
 
Beginning May 16 and continuing every Saturday through July 11, broadcasts of the 2014-15 Lyric Opera of Chicago season — including the current production of Richard Rodgers' and Oscar Hammerstein II's Carousel — will be rebroadcast internationally by The WFMT Radio Network and heard locally in Chicago on 98.7 WFMT.

Directed and choreographed by Tony, Emmy and Olivier Award winner Rob Ashford, the Carousel cast is headed by two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes as Julie Jordan, Steven Pasquale as Billy Bigelow, Jenn Gambatese as Carrie Pipperidge and opera singer Denyce Graves as Nettie Fowler.

Performances continue through May 3. The radio broadcast is scheduled for June 13.

These artists are joined by Matthew Hydzik (Enoch Snow), Tony Award winner Jarrod Emick (Jigger Craigin) and two-time Tony Award nominees Charlotte d'Amboise (Mrs. Mullin) and Tony Roberts (Starkeeper).

Carousel is conducted by Broadway veteran David Chase. The production also has set design by Paolo Ventura, costume design by Tony winner Catherine Zuber and lighting design by Neil Austin. Michael Black is the chorus master.

WFMT’s Suzanne Nance and Lyric Opera of Chicago’s dramaturg Roger Pines will host the following opening-night broadcasts of the 2014-15 season.   The Saturday broadcasts begin at noon CDT:

Don Giovanni/Mozart (in Italian)

May 16 – 3 hrs 30 mins

Capriccio/R. Strauss (in German)

May 23 – 3 hrs

Il Trovatore/Verdi (in Italian)             

May 30 – 3 hrs

Anna Bolena/Donizetti (in Italian)      

June 6   – 3 hrs 30 mins           

Carousel/Rodgers & Hammerstein
(in English)           

June 13 – 3 hrs

Tannhäuser/Wagner (in German)       

June 20 – 5 hrs

The Passenger/Weinberg
(in multiple languages)

June 27 – 3 hrs

Porgy and Bess/Gershwin (in English)

July 4    – 3 hrs 30 mins

Tosca/Puccini (in Italian)

July 11 –  3 hrs

Chicago-area broadcasts are on 98.7 WFMT. Check local listings for exact times and dates outside the Chicago area. The broadcasts can also be heard anywhere in the world on WFMT.com

Carousel plays the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago. Tickets start at $29, and are now available at lyricopera.org/carousel or at (312) 827-5600.

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