Opera Cheat Sheet

Opera Cheat Sheet: Oklahoma!

Listen to our quick overview of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Oklahoma! which is this week’s Lyric Opera of Chicago performance airing on Classical 91.7 Saturday at noon.


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In this week’s Opera Cheat Sheet, Classical 91.7’s program director St.John Flynn and opera expert Eric Skelly discuss the very first collaboration between the great team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.  Set in 1906 in Oklahoma Territory, Oklahoma! is the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams as it plays out against the development of the American West.  You can hear the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Oklahoma! Saturday at noon on Classical 91.7 and online at classical917.org.