*~*If you are looking for the Opera Chic exclusive interview with Gheorghiu-replacement Elaine Alvarez, go here.*~*
Many thanks to Chicago's classical music station, 98.7 WFMT, who dutifully provide a live stream -- 24-hours a day, 7-days a week -- from anywhere in the world, accessible with an internet connection (and a computer) (and electricity) (and/or ears).
Anyone in Chicago who can’t make it to the theater (and those of us outside of the Windy City) can listen to the highly-anticipated, post-Gheorghiu-fallout Lyric Opera of Chicago’s la prima of La Bohème of October 1, with the soon-to-be-opera-supah-stah soprano Elaine Alvarez.
You can listen to the live 98.7 WFMT stream via links to WinAmp, Windows Media Player, iTunes, or RealPlayer. However, first-time listeners must sign-up for a free account to access the streams. To do that, GO HERE, click on the media playa of your choice -- which will direct first time users to a sign-in page, where they can quickly/easily register an account.
You can bet that OC will be listening to The Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera Broadcast live from the Civic Opera House, on Monday, October 1, 2007 at 7:15 pm (Chicago time!!) -- //Which means 8:15 pm New York City time, and tragically, 2:15 am Milan time. A quick apology to all my Milan friends, but get ur rest, i'll SoundForge it, k?