WFMT Documentary Production

Production Team

Sir Charles Mackerras, Master Conductor – A Profile is written and produced by Jon Tolansky.

Executive Producer Steve Robinson is the WFMT Radio Network’s Executive Vice President and General Manager.


This is the team that has brought listeners exclusive WFMT Radio Network documentaries on Sir Thomas Beecham, Benjamin Britten, Maria Callas, Claude Debussy, Frederick Delius, Sergei Diaghilev, Sir Edward Elgar, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Valery Gergiev, Angela Gheorghiu, Carlo Maria Giulini, Tito Gobbi, Thomas Hampson, Herbert von Karajan, Carlos Kleiber, Luciano Pavarotti, Lotte Lehmann, Erich Leinsdorf, Jerome Moross, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Sviatoslav Richter, Artur Rodzinski, Mstislav Rostropovich, Renata Scotto, Richard Strauss, Dmitri Shostakovich, Sir Georg Solti, Dame Joan Sutherland, Renata Tebaldi, and Arturo Toscanini.

Program Host

The program is hosted by WFMT’s Lisa Flynn, producer and host at the station since 1991.


This documentary is underwritten by the Buonacorsi Foundation.


Transmission Date

The documentary is released for world-wide distribution on January 18th 2016, two months after the 90th anniversary of Sir Charles Mackerras’ birth.

98.7 WFMT in Chicago airs the documentary March 2, 2016 at 10pm CST.

Documentary on PRX


Posted in Documentary, Documentary Intro.