Encore Evenings at Lyric - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Encore Evenings at Lyric

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For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Attention young professionals (20s & 30s) —
Need a FUN New Year’s resolution? Here’s an easy one: 
Check out Encore Evenings at Lyric to get
specially priced tickets for specific opera performances!
300 members have already signed up!
Encore Evenings at Lyric   kicks off with
The Mikado , Tues. Jan. 11 -- including a post-show cocktail party with the singers!!

Are you in your 20s or 30s?

Interested in being part of something new, exciting, and fun?

Discover Encore Evenings at Lyric, Lyric Opera of Chicago's new offering for young  professionals.

How it works:

  1. Register online  — it's free!  www.lyricopera.org/encore 
  2. Receive periodic email ticket offers to opera performances and invitations to exclusive social events.
  3. Enter the Lyric Code that's mentioned in your email offer when you purchase tickets online. The Lyric Code will unlock special pricing for the designated performance.
  4. Print your ticket at home. Bring it with you to the opera house and enjoy the performance.

Encore Evenings at Lyric members can see the greatest opera in the world for just $39 or $75 — enjoy substantial savings off regularly-priced tickets!

The Encore Evenings at Lyric kickoff event is Tuesday, January 11. Registered members will receive an email offer for $39 or $75 seats for Gilbert & Sullivan's sparkling comedy The Mikado. After the show, members are invited to The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room restaurant for drinks and hors d'oeuvre.

The exclusive beverage sponsor for Encore Evenings at Lyric’s Jan. 11 kickoff party is Moët & Chandon, which will serve complimentary Mikado-themed Champagne cocktails. Space is limited for the party, so be sure to RSVP --  ASAP!

Register now for Encore Evenings at Lyric – and tell your friends!

Encore Evenings at Lyric — great deals, great times, great opera! Register now to start receiving specially priced ticket offers and an invitation to the January 11 post-opera party! Limited availability.

Encore Evenings at Lyric is part of the world-renowned opera company’s expanding young-professionals initiative, which Lyric’s new creative consultant, Renée Fleming, wants to foster and encourage in order to provide more entry-level opera experiences for curious adults. “I am particularly interested in developing programs that help newcomers test the opera waters, ideally with a community of like-minded explorers,” Fleming says.

More about The Mikado  

It's the most celebrated operetta in the English-speaking world! There's nothing like Gilbert & Sullivan done in grand Lyric style – it’s funny and poignant and eye-poppingly good looking! Our show is directed by the acclaimed Gary Griffin, associate artistic director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Expect plenty of wit, charm, and terrific entertainment!

The cast features an internationally celebrated roster of fabulous singing actors, including Neal Davies, Toby Spence, Stephanie Blythe, Andriana Chuchman, and the great James Morris as the Mikado.

There are famous tunes galore — "Three Little Maids from School," "The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring," and "Tit-Willow." Succumb to the fun of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado!

This new Lyric Opera production is generously made possible by Jim and Vicki Mills/Jon and Lois Mills, Exelon, and The Negaunee Foundation.

The Mikado is performed in English with projected English texts.