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Archive for September 17, 2013

Postcard: Renée Fleming at WFMT

Renee Fleming, photo by Andrew Eccles

“The people’s diva,” Renée Fleming paid WFMT a visit on Tuesday, which also happened to coincide with the release of her latest recording, Guilty Pleasures. Ms. Fleming chatted with Lisa Flynn and discussed the new recording (hear the interview)

Renee Fleming: Growing up in Rochester

Renee Fleming

(Tuesday at 3:00 PM) She’s among the most recognized figures in opera. With a career spanning the world’s stages, it seems unlikely this luminous figure should touch down in Chicago to pour her offstage energy into the city’s arts education; but she has

Libretto: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream by Edwin Landseer

The Tuesday Night Opera (8:00 PM) continues its celebration of Benjamin Britten at 100 with his 1960 opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Britten and his partner, Peter Pears, adapted the libretto from the Shakespeare comedy

New Series: Live from UIC

Gaudete Brass

(Tuesdays at 1:00 PM) The roster reads like a family reunion for WFMT: David Schrader, Fareed Haque, Joseph Genualdi, Eduardo Fernandez and the Third Coast Percussion Ensemble