Lyric Unlimited was announced Wednesday, July 11, 2012, by Anthony Freud, general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago. It will encompass Lyric’s current education-department programs.
Lyric Unlimited is a long-term, evolving initiative that will encompass company activities that are not part of Lyric’s mainstage season. It has been established
- to provide a relevant cultural service to communities throughout the Chicagoland area, including communities for whom opera and opera companies have been largely irrelevant;
- to explore a wide range of ways in which Lyric can collaborate with cultural and community organizations throughout the area; and
- to advance the development of opera, exploring ways in which opera as an art form can resonate more powerfully, and in a range of different ways, with people of multiple backgrounds, ethnicities, and interests.
The Second City Guide to the Opera
Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Second City present The Second City Guide to the Opera (including new material!) at the Civic Opera House throughout the month of June. The run will feature two opera singers and ensemble members of The Second City. Web sales open January 23. Tickets will be $35 and $45, with a small number of VIP seats at $75. Phone sales will begin in April.
The Second City Guide to the Opera presented by PNC Bank.
Cruzar la Cara de la Luna
Lyric Opera of Chicago announces the Midwest premiere of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (To Cross the Face of the Moon), the world’s first mariachi opera and the first Spanish-language work to be presented by Lyric Opera in the company’s 58-year history.
Civic Opera House
Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 3:30 p.m.
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In the community:
April 19-20, 2013 at Benito Juárez Community Academy
April 21, 2013 at Genesee Theatre
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Lead Sponsor: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Cosponsors: an Anonymous Donor, Maria C. Bechily and Scott Hodes, The Chicago Community Trust, The Chicago White Sox, Goya Foods, Inc., Ingredion Incorporated, JPMorgan Chase & Co., The McDonald's Owners of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana, Ken Norgan, The Quaker Oats Company, Manny Sanchez and Pat Pulido Sanchez, Mr. and Mrs. Alejandro Silva, Surge Innovations, and Walgreens.
Popcorn & Pasquale
An opera adventure for kids 5-12 and their grownups—a Lyric first! Popcorn & Pasquale at the Civic Opera House on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at 2pm, with Chicago actor Ross Lehman hosting a 70-minute opera adventure performed by the mainstage production stars and the Lyric Opera Orchestra
—with selected scenes from Don Pasquale.
Don Pasquale generously made possible by the NIB Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Reyes, and Roberta L. and Robert J. Washlow.
Popcorn & Pasquale made possible by presenting sponsor the Chicago Tribune Media Group, Bulley & Andrews LLC, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, and Joyce E. Chelberg.