February Lyric Notes
Welcome to the February edition of Lyric Notes, Lyric Opera of Chicago's new eNewsletter!
Our new monthly eNewsletter is designed to inform and delight, with enlightening and entertaining articles, artist interviews, photos, videos, and more. We are so pleased to launch our eNewsletter as part of the Innovation Initiative made possible by Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan. Read on to discover February 2014's eNewsletter articles, and enjoy!
THREE FOR SEVILLE
Nathan Gunn as Figaro, the barber of many talents; Alek Shrader as the devious but amorous Count Almaviva; and Isabel Leonard as the Count’s beloved Rosina, the most captivating señorita in Seville...these American stars could all step from the pages of Vanity Fair.
A NEW BARBER IN TOWN
While the world premiere of a newly composed opera can be an electrifying experience, no less exciting is the arrival of a new production of an old favorite. For the past quarter century Lyric audiences have seen the René Magritte-inspired, John Conklin-designed The Barber of Seville
, but this month Lyric unveiled a new Barber
RELATING TO RUSALKA
Rusalka’s story is easier to understand than one may think. “How many of us have had life-changing relationships that have ended in which we’ve been betrayed, yet not had the opportunity for closure?” asks soprano Ana María Martínez.
JOYCE DIDONATO - THE PERFECT 21st-CENTURY DIVA
Audience-loved, critically-acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato is making her much-anticipated return to Lyric Opera of Chicago to open Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito
on March 5th.
Lyric Notes is part of the Innovation Initiative made possible by the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan.
BRINGING THE SOUND OF MUSIC TO LIFE
You might have watched NBC’s highly rated live production in December, but nothing can compare to the experience of watching it live on stage with top-notch singing, dancing, costumes, sets and the glorious sound of the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus.