June Lyric Notes
Welcome to Lyric Notes, Lyric Opera of Chicago's eNewsletter!
Lyric closed the 2013/14 Season in May with a terrifically successful run of The Sound of Music thanks to Chicago's enthusiastic music lovers! Now, join us as we turn towards the 2014/15 Season when Lyric celebrates 60 years with much-anticipated productions including Don Giovanni, The Passenger, Il Trovatore and more — get the behind-the-scenes scoop below.
Backstage Look: Creating Hair and Makeup for The Passenger
Lyric Opera wigmaster, Sarah Hatten, takes us inside the process for creating the hair and makeup for Weinberg’s The Passenger
Rolling with the Don: A wild ride with Mozart’s most fascinating character
Lyric Notes recently checked in with barihunk Mariusz Kwiecien, who will open Lyric’s 60th season in the title role of Don Giovanni
in a bold new production by Robert Falls.
On the Couch: Don Giovanni
He’s opera’s most notorious bad boy — seducing women across the globe and leaving not just broken hearts, but also broken homes in his wake. Here’s a peek at the psyche of this fascinating character from the point of view of his therapist.
Vocal Feast – Il Trovatore
Verdi fans have joked for decades that all you need for the composer’s Il Trovatore are the greatest voices in the world – but there’s actually some truth in that! And if you’ve got the right voices, then the feast offered by this opera is sumptuous indeed.
Lyric Diamond Anniversary Season Set to Sparkle
For 60 years, Lyric has been creating thrilling experiences for opera lovers from Chicago and all over the world, and in 2014/15 Season, we’re pulling out all of the stops to celebrate this milestone anniversary!
Lyric Notes is part of the Innovation Initiative made possible by Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan.
Grant Park Music Festival's 80th Anniversary Season Opens June 11
Summer in Chicago begins in just one week when the Grant Park Music Festival opens its 80th Anniversary Season on June 11 in Millennium Park.