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Lyric Opera

Die Meistersinger Comes to Lyric Opera of Chicago

Photo by Robert Kusel

Ever the radical, Wagner must have amused himself, poking fun at the musical establishment. He sidestepped the mythology and magic of his other works to write a romantic comedy. Die Meistersinger von N├╝rnberg is historical fiction. In fact, Wagner’s central character Hans Sachs did live and work as a poet, a playwright and cobbler in more…

Thanks, Lois!

The live broadcast from the Lyric Opera on March 14th marked the end of a long and glorious era for WFMT. When the curtain came down at the end of the double bill of Mascagni’s “Cavalleria Rusticana” and Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci,” it also brought to a close one of the extraordinary careers at WFMT. It was more…