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Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts: The Passenger plus Critical Thinking with Andrew Patner: Lyric Opera’s Anthony Freud

Amanda Majeski

Amanda Majeski

Tuesday, February 24 at 7:15 pm

Tune in for another Lyric Opera premiere, as WFMT brings you the opening night broadcast of The Passenger by Meiczyslaw Weinberg.

This critically acclaimed and dramatic opera dealing with themes of the Holocaust was neglected for more than 40 years, and this gripping production stars Ryan Opera Center alumna Amanda Majeski, Daveda Karanas, and Brandon Jovanovich. The action takes place on the white deck of a luxury ocean liner, transposed against the unspeakable horror of a Nazi death camp below it.

The opera is sung in Russian, German, Polish, French, Yiddish, Greek, Czech, and English. Sir Andrew Davis conducts, and as always, this live broadcast is hosted by WFMT’s Suzanne Nance and Lyric dramaturg Roger Pines.

Tonight (Monday) at 10:30 pm after Carnegie Hall Live, stay tuned as the late Andrew Patner discusses this opera with Lyric Opera General Director Anthony Freud. This interview was taped at the 2014 Chicago Humanities Festival, and this will mark one of the last new episodes of Critical Thinking.

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