Carousel, Starring Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale, Broadcast Today

News   Carousel, Starring Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale, Broadcast Today
The Lyric Opera of Chicago's recent production of Richard Rodgers' and Oscar Hammerstein II's Carousel is broadcast internationally by The WFMT Radio Network and heard locally in Chicago on 98.7 WFMT June 13 at noon.

Directed and choreographed by Tony, Emmy and Olivier Award winner Rob Ashford, the Carousel cast was 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.

These artists were 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 was conducted by Broadway veteran David Chase. The production also had set design by Paolo Ventura, costume design by Tony winner Catherine Zuber and lighting design by Neil Austin. Michael Black was the chorus master.

WFMT’s Suzanne Nance and Lyric Opera of Chicago’s dramaturg Roger Pines host the following opening-night broadcasts of the Lyric Opera's 2014-15 season.   The Saturday broadcast season, which began May 16 and continues through July 11, follows:

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

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