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2014 Press Releases

November 17, 2014 - Photo release: The Gershwins' classic Porgy and Bess opens tonight

November 7, 2014 - Lyric Opera of Chicago statement on Johan Engels

November 7, 2014 - Lyric Unlimited presents "Memory and Reckoning," a series exploring Weinberg's The Passenger

November 5, 2014 - Anna Bolena starring Sondra Radvanovsk y opens Dec. 6 at Lyric

November 5, 2014 - Lyric's 60th Anniversary Concert and Diamond Ball raise $3.2 million

October 31, 2014 - Ensemble auditions for Carousel at Lyric Opera of Chicago

October 29, 2014 - Steven Pasquale to star as Billy Bigelow in Lyric's new production of Carousel

October 24, 2014 - Photo/video release: Verdi's epic Il Trovatore opens Oct. 27 at Lyric

October 24, 2014 - Jane Lynch, Renée Fleming, Ramsey Lewis, and more featured at Lyric's 60th Anniversary Concert Nov. 1

October 20, 2014 - Eric Owens stars in The Gershwins' classic Porgy and Bess Nov. 17-Dec. 20

October 17, 2014 - OPERATHON 2014 raises more than $550,000 to support Lyric Unlimited

October 8, 2014 - Lyric Opera of Chicago initiates new Lyric Rush tickets program

October 6, 2014 - Photo release: Strauss's Capriccio starring Renée Fleming opens tonight, Oct. 6

October 1, 2014 - Mariachi Vargas & other artists announced for El Pasado Nunca Se Termina at Lyric in March 2015

September 26, 2014 - Photo/video release: Don Giovanni opens Lyric's 60th anniversary season tomorrow, Sept. 27

September 25, 2014 - New gallery exhibit DON GIOVANNI: Past and Present opens at Lyric Sept. 27

September 23, 2014 - Ryan Opera Center announces 2015-16 season ensemble

September 18, 2014 - Verdi's Il Trovatore returns to Lyric Oct. 27-Nov. 29

September 15, 2014 - Updated with video: Director Robert Falls discusses Lyric's new production of Don Giovanni

September 10, 2014 - Renée Fleming stars in Strauss's CAPRICCIO Oct. 6-28 at Lyric; live HD video in balconies at 4 performances

September 9, 2014 - Lyric Opera Chorus in concert Fri., Sept. 12 at Chicago's Fourth Presbyterian

September 4, 2014 - 60th anniversary season opens with new production of Don Giovanni on Sept. 27

August 25, 2014 - 98.7WFMT Broadcasts of Lyric's 2014-15 season begin Sept. 6

August 20, 2014 - Costume sale at Lyric - Saturday, Sept. 6

August 4, 2014 - A Wondrous Sound: The Lyric Opera Chorus Celebrates a New Season - Sept. 12 and Nov. 22

July 31, 2014 - Annual Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park concert on Saturday, September 6

July 24, 2014 - Bel Canto, Lyric's world-premiere opera, has first workshop

July 1, 2014 - Single tickets for Lyric's 2014-15 season on sale today

June 30, 2014 - Lyric Opera of Chicago in the black for 2013-14 season with ticket sales increasing 8%

June 20, 2014 - Soprano Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi to make Lyric debut as Clara in Porgy and Bess Nov. 17 to Dec. 20

June 12, 2014 - Lyric Unlimited Presents Three New Commissions and a New Family Presentation in 2015

June 4, 2014 - Jane Lynch to emcee Lyric Opera's 60th Anniversary Concert

May 28, 2014 - World-renowned architect Jeanne Gang designs new concert shell for Lyric Opera

May 21, 2014 - Lyric Women's Board raises nearly $200,000 in celebration of The Sound of Music

May 20, 2014 - 2015 James Beard Awards to be held at Lyric Opera

May 20, 2014 - Only 4 Performances Left! The Sound of Music Closes May 25

May 15, 2014 - The Lyric Opera Broadcasts of the 2013-14 Lyric Opera of Chicago season will be rebroadcast internationally by The WFMT Radio Network

April 17, 2014 - Lyric to hold dance auditions for Tannhäuser May 24 and 25

April 7, 2014 - Lyric to hold ballet auditions for Capriccio on Monday, May 12

April 2, 2014 - Lyric adds 4 weekend performances of The Sound of Music, now running April 25 to May 25

March 26, 2014 - Lyric's Rising Stars in Concert features Ryan Opera Center members, Saturday, March 29

March 19, 2014 - Violinist Itzhak Perlman makes Civic Opera debut, one performance only, Sunday, April 6

March 14, 2014 - Renée Fleming and Jonas Kaufmann in concert at Lyric, Wednesday, March 19

March 13, 2014 - Lyric Opera of Chicago Makes Its First-Ever Appearance in Chicago's Famed St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 5, 2014 - Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito, starring Matthew Polenzani, Joyce DiDonato, and Amanda Majeski, opens March 5

March 4, 2014 - Billy Zane stars as Captain von Trapp in Lyric's new production of The Sound of Music

March 3, 2014 - Lyric presents Canciones y arias on April 11 and 12 in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood

February 24, 2014 - Lyric presents The Family Barber, an introduction to opera for children on March 22

February 21, 2014 - Lyric's stunning new production of Rusalka opens February 22

February 18, 2014 - Lyric Opera of Chicago announces Ana María Martínez and Eric Owens as inaugural Lyric Unlimited Community Ambassadors 

February 14, 2014 - Lyric's 30th annual Fantasy of the Opera gala raises over $400,000

February 5, 2014 - Chicago-area actors cast as von Trapp children in Lyric's new production of The Sound of Music 

February 4, 2014 - Matthew Polenzani, Joyce DiDonato, and Amanda Majeski star in Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito March 5-23

January 31, 2014 - Lyric's rollicking new production of The Barber of Seville opens February 1

January 30, 2014 - Lyric presents Cait O'Connor La Traviata Retrospective

January 27, 2014 - Lyric announces 2014-15 Diamond Anniversary Season

January 23, 2014 - Lyric company premiere of Dvořák's Rusalka opens February 22

January 20, 2014 - Jenn Gambatese to star as Maria in Lyric's Sound of Music, also extended through May 18

January 17, 2014—The Passenger by Mieczysław Weinberg to receive Lyric Opera of Chicago premiere in 2014-15 season

January 17, 2014—Lyric announces initial principal casting and creative team for Wagner's Ring cycle

January 10, 2014—Patricia Racette & Stefano Secco star in Lyric's Madama Butterfly opening on January 11 

January 2, 2014—Lyric Opera presents a new production of The Barber of Seville

January 2, 2014—Lyric's Guild Board of Directors presents the 30th annual Fantasy of the Opera 

2013 Press Releases

December 10, 2013—Die Fledermaus opens tonight – Tuesday, December 10

December 4, 2013—Lyric Opera of Chicago and composer Jimmy López awarded $75,000 prize for world-premiere opera Bel Canto 

December 2, 2013—Lyric to hold female ensemble auditions for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music 

November 26, 2013—World’s reigning ‘Butterfly’ Patricia Racette to star in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Madama Butterfly

November 23, 2013—Lyric again receives A1 rating from Moody's

November 20, 2013—La Traviata opens tonight – Wednesday, November 20

November 13, 2013—Lyric Opera of Chicago to present new-to-Chicago production of Die Fledermaus by “Waltz King” Johann Strauss, Jr.

November 7, 2013—Kevin Newbury replaces Stephen Wadsworth as director for Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2015-16 world premiere of Bel Canto

November 5, 2013—Lyric's groundbreaking collaboration with The Second City The Second City Guide to the Opera wins two Joseph Jefferson Awards

November 4, 2013—Lyric Opera to present new production of Giuseppe Verdi’s immortal romantic tragedy La traviata

October 28, 2013—Johan Botha withdraws from final two performances of Otello

October 17, 2013—Lyric to present Wagner's Parsifal 

October 15, 2013—Madama Butterfly opening tonight

October 7, 2013—Lyric to hold non-singing auditions for La Clemenza di Tito

October 4, 2013—The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago Recital Series resumes on 98.7WFMT Monday, October 7

August 23, 2013—Lyric's Opening Night Gala Benefit October 5

August 22, 2013—Lyric Opera's lectures, special events, and benefits

August 19, 2013—The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts resume Saturday, September 7, at 7:15pm

August 1, 2013—Single tickets on sale to the public

July 30, 2013—Lyric's annual gift to Chicago, Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park

July 29, 2013—Lyric announces major opera singers set for The Sound of Music

July 26, 2013—Lisa Middleton to become director of marketing for Lyric Opera of Chicago on October 15

July 22, 2013—Lyric to present The Family Barber

July 9, 2013—Renée Fleming to receive 2012 National Medal of Arts award 

July 2, 2013—Ryan Opera Center’s current& former members are all over the map this summer

July 1, 2013—Lyric to present virtuoso violinist Itzhak Perlman

June 26, 2013—Susan Mathieson Mayer to leave Lyric

June 17, 2013—Lyric Opera of Chicago in the black for 2012/13 season

June 10, 2013—Collaboration between Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Second City extends beyond the stage with Lyric’s Ryan Opera Center and area high-school students 

June 9, 2013—Bruno Bartoletti, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Artistic Director Emeritus, June 10, 1926 – June 9, 2013 

May 14, 2013—Lyric Opera and The Second City present The Second City Guide to the Opera May 31–June 30

May 9, 2013—2012/13 season Lyric Opera Broadcasts to be rebroadcast internationally by The WFMT Radio Network May 18–July 13

May 6, 2013—American baritone David Adam Moore, featured as Jud Fry in Oklahoma!, debuts at Wrigley Field

April 18, 2013—Lyric Opera to hold dance auditions for Die Fledermaus and La Traviata

April 15, 2013—Oklahoma! opens May 4 at Lyric Opera of Chicago

April 9, 2013—“Rising Stars in Concert” with the Lyric Opera Orchestra conducted by Ward Stare to close spectacular 2012-13 season on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.

April 4, 2013—Lyric Opera to hold dance auditions for Parisfal

March 26, 2013—Lyric presents first-ever Student Night

March 11, 2013—A special performance for high-school and college students of A Streetcar Named Desire 

March 7, 2013—Lyric presents Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (To Cross the Face of the Moon)

February 13, 2013—Fantasy of the Opera—more than $450,000 net raised

February 12, 2013—Tari Kelly cast as Ado Annie in Oklahoma!

February 7, 2013—2013/14 Season Announced

February 5, 2013—Wesley Daniel likely to return home Thursday

January 18, 2013—Patrons donated 1,599 pounds of food to the Greater Chicago Food Depository over the holiday season before Hansel and Gretel, Don Pasquale performances

January 11, 2013—Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Renée Fleming and Susan Graham in Soirée française

January 8, 2013—Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Second City to present The Second City Guide to the Opera throughout the month of June

2012 Press Releases

December 17, 2012—Lyric Opera of Chicago announces chorus auditions for the 2013-2014 season

December 14, 2012—Michael Black named new chorus master

December 5, 2012—General Director Anthony Freud announces administrative appointments at Lyric Opera 

December 3, 2012—Chorus Master duties assigned for remainder of Lyric Opera of Chicago season

November 19, 2012—Patrick Stewart to join Renée Fleming to co-host The Second City Guide to the Opera 

November 17, 2012—Chorus Master Martin Wright resigns

November 14, 2012—Music Director Sir Andrew Davis marks 25th anniversary with the company

November 14, 2012—Lyric Opera presents Popcorn & Pasquale on Sunday, December 2, at 2pm

November 12, 2012—Lyric Opera debuts in Lights Festival

November 2, 2012—Lyric Opera announces principal casting for Oklahoma!

October 30, 2012—Opening Night Gala Benefit and Opera Ball raised more than $1 million—net proceeds

October 24, 2012—OPERATHON 2012 exceeds goal

October 22, 2012—Lyric Opera announces Cruzar la Cara de la Luna

22 Octubre 2012—Lyric Opera anuncia Cruzar la Cara de la Luna

October 12 , 2012—Lyric Opera Of Chicago unveils 2012-13 season poster by world-renowned artist Per Arnoldi

September 26, 2012—Lyric Opera of Chicago announces staff changes for The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center

September 19, 2012—The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center announces the singers selected for its 2013-2014 ensemble

September 13, 2012—Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 58th season opens with Elektra

September 12, 2012— Lyric Opera of Chicago to hold singing and dancing ensemble auditions for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! Oct. 8–16

September 11, 2012—The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago Recital Series debuts on 98.7WFMT this fall

September 6, 2012—The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts resume September 8

September 4, 2012—Lyric Opera and Chicago Federation of Musicians reach tentative contract agreement

August 29, 2012—Lyric Opera of Chicago's lectures, special events, and benefits

August 23, 2012—Lyric Opera of Chicago's 58th season opens with Elektra

August 22, 2012—Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park, September 8

August 10, 2012—Lyric Opera and AGMA reach tentative contract agreement

August 1, 2012—Ryan Opera Center ensemble members perform with the Grant Park Orchestra at the Pritzker Pavilion

July 24, 2012—2012/13 single tickets on sale to public August 1

July 23, 2012—Lyric Opera of Chicago names Tracy C. Galligher Associate Director of Marketing

July 18, 2012—Lyric Unlimited presents The Second City Guide to the Opera and Popcorn & Pasquale

July 18, 2012—Lyric Opera of Chicago announces creative team and performance dates for new production/company premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

July 11, 2012—Lyric Opera of Chicago receives $2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support Lyric Unlimited and Bel Canto

July 10, 2012—Lyric Opera of Chicago to hold dance auditions for Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

July 2, 2012—Evelyn Lear, 1926-2012

June 20, 2012—Current + former members of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center are all over the map this summer!

June 19, 2012—Sir Andrew Davis maintains action-packed international performance and recording schedule

June 17, 2012—Sir Andrew Davis, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s music director + principal conductor, adds chief conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to his responsibilities

May 14, 2012—Lyric Opera of Chicago in the black for the 2011/12 season

May 2, 2012—Dramaturg Roger Pines returns to the Metropolitan Opera broadcast’s Opera Quiz Sat., May 5

April 18, 2012—Lyric Opera of Chicago presents piano superstar Lang Lang

April 11, 2012—The Matthew Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera Broadcastsof the 2011/12 Lyric Opera of Chicago season will be rebroadcast internationally by The WFMT Radio Network May 12 – June 30

March 26, 2012—Hear tomorrow’s opera stars in a thrilling concert streaming internationally on www.wfmt.com on April 1 – no fooling!

March 19, 2012—Renée Fleming and Yo-Yo Ma delight crowd with surprise performance

March 9, 2012—Renée Fleming to participate in first-ever Career Day organized by Lyric Opera of Chicago for Merit School of Music

February 28, 2012—Lyric Opera of Chicago announces 2015/16 world-premiere Bel Canto

February 28, 2012—Lyric Opera of Chicago's Backstage Tours 2012

February 16, 2012—Lyric Opera of Chicago's Wine Auction 2012 nets a record $1.8 million

January 30, 2012—All aboard! A spectacular new production of the American musical SHOW BOAT to dock at Lyric Opera of Chicago Feb. 12-Mar. 17

January 26, 2012—Fantasy of the Opera Gala–more than $470,000 net raised! 

January 17, 2012—2012/13 Season Announced

2011 Press Releases

December 13, 2011—Sir Andrew Davis, Amber Wagner, and Cecelia Hall summoned to Valencia for concert performances of Ariadne auf Naxos

December 12, 2011—American Bass Raymond Aceto to portray January-February performances of Verdi's Aida

December 9, 2011—Alexandra Day to serve as director of public relations

December 1, 2011—Lyric Opera of Chicago announces chorus auditions for the 2012/13 season

December 1, 2011—Tenor Brandon Jovanovich will debut with the Chicago Bears singing the National Anthem

November 29, 2011—Debra Schuerer-DeNoon, May 26, 1957 – November 23, 2011

November 23, 2011—Lyric Opera of Chicago seeks dozens of supernumeraries for Verdi's Aida

October 24 , 2011—Soprano Audrey Luna to portray the Queen of the Night in all performances of The Magic Flute

October 17 , 2011—OPERATHON 2011 raises record-breaking $500,000

October 13 , 2011—Internationally renowned bass Wilbur Pauley to debut with the Chicago Bears singing the National Anthem

October 11, 2011—OPERATHON 2011

October 3, 2011—Opening Night Gala Benefit and Opera Ball raises $875,000 - net proceeds

September 22, 2011—Internationally renowned tenor Matthew Polenzani debuts with the Chicago Bears singing the National Anthem

September 22, 2011—Lyric Young Professionals

September 20, 2011—Lyric Opera announces 2012-13 roster of singers for The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center

September 19, 2011—Lyric Opera of Chicago Principal Violist Keith Abbott Conant, 1962-2011

September 13, 2011—Lyric Opera of Chicago seeks supernumeraries for 2011/12 season

September 12, 2011—Lyric Opera of Chicago and Merit School of Music announce collaboration

September 8, 2011—Lyric Opera rolls out bold new advertising campaign

August 24, 2011—Get the most out of your opera experience

August 22, 2011—Creative Consultant Renée Fleming among the featured artists for Lyric’s annual gift to Chicago! “Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park” free concert

August 22, 2011—Lyric and AGMA settle contract 

August 17, 2011—Lyric and AGMA reach tentative contract agreement

August 4, 2011—Sir Andrew Davis to conduct first collaboration of Ryan Opera Center and Civic Orchestra of Chicago

August 2, 2011—Rosanna Bartoletti 1927-2011

August 1, 2011— Single tickets now on sale for Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2011 - 2012 season!

July 25, 2011—Operapalooza! Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center ensemble members perform with the Grant Park Orchestra at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance

July 25, 2011—Tenor René Barbera Sweeps Operalia Competition

July 21, 2011—Lyric Opera of Chicago appoints Christopher Jabin to serve as director of institutional giving

July 20, 2011—Lyric Opera presents piano superstar Lang Lang

July 18, 2011—Soprano Amber Wagner to sing title role in ARIADNE AUF NAXOS

July 6, 2011— No off-season resting on his laurels: Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Music Director Sir Andrew Davis maintains full international performance and recording schedule

June 24, 2011— The Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera Broadcasts to re-air Un ballo in maschera Tuesday, June 28 at 8 p.m. on the WFMT Radio Network

June 22, 2011 — Ryan Opera Center ensemble member Kiri Deonarine and Lyric Opera of Chicago PR man Jack Zimmerman to debut on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

June 17, 2011 — From Chicago to Santa Fe to Scotland – they’re everywhere! Current & former members of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center are all over the map this summer!

May 23, 2011 — Lyric Opera of Chicago in the black for 2010/11 season.

May 18, 2011 — Broadway star Ashley Brown to debut at Lyric Opera of Chicago in Lyric Opera premiere/new production of Show Boat

May 5, 2011 — Renée Fleming to headline "Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park"

April 28, 2011  — Lyric Opera of Chicago to hold dance auditions for Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II’s Show Boat George Frideric Handel’s Rinaldo and Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida

April 21, 2011 — Lyric Opera of Chicago names Anthony Freud as its new general director beginning in October 2011

March 24, 2011 — Lyric Opera of Chicago names Martin Wright new chorus master starting with the 2012-13 season

February 24, 2011 — The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago Rising Stars in Concert

February 7, 2011 — Sicilian tenor Marcello Giordani withdraws from two performances of The Girl of the Golden West at Lyric Opera of Chicago

February 7, 2011 — Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Fantasy of the Opera Gala $484,000 net raised! Attendance 550!

January 27, 2011 — Walk in the footsteps of the great opera legends! Lyric Opera of Chicago’s BACKSTAGE TOURS

January 18, 2011 — LOHENGRIN opens February 11 at Lyric Opera of Chicago

February 1, 2011 — Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 57th season begins Saturday, October 1, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. with THE TALES OF HOFFMANN

January 14, 2011 — Puccini's THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST at Lyric Opera of Chicago Jan. 22-Feb. 21

January 5, 2011 — Encore Evenings at Lyric

January 4, 2011 — Put some fire in your February! Lyric Opera of Chicago Guild Board's FANTASY OF THE OPERA

 

2010 Press Releases

December 27, 2010 — Need a little lift after holidays? Let The Mikado help!

December 9, 2010 — Renée Fleming Named by Lyric Opera of Chicago First Ever Creative Consultant

November 23, 2010 — Baritone Mark Delavan to debut with Chicago Bears singing National Anthem at Nov. 28 game

November 23, 2010 — The Mikado Discovery Series

November 22, 2010 — Gilbert & Sullivan's sparkling comedy THE MIKADO at Lyric Opera of Chicago

November 18, 2010 — Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Chorus Auditions for the 2011-2012 Season

November 5, 2010 — Renata Scotto directs Verdi's A Masked Ball

October 29, 2010 — Career changes lead to two distinctive stage debuts for Chicago-area natives in A Midsummer Night's Dream

October 29, 2010 — Lyric Opera premiere of Benjamin Britten's Shakespearean fantasy, A Midsummer Night's Dream

October 18, 2010 — Lyric Opera of Chicago's Operathon 2010 Raises Record-Breaking $476,513

October 6, 2010 — Kate Aldrich withdraws from CARMEN due to pregnancy, Katharine Goeldner will portray the title-role in all six October performances

October 1, 2010 — Lyric Opera of Chicago's 56th season begins Friday, October 1 with Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth

September 17, 2010 — 2011-2012 Roster of Singers for The Patrick G and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center Announced

September 10, 2010 — The Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera Broadcasts resume Saturday, September 11

September 10, 2010 — Lyric Opera again receives A1 Rating from Moody’s

September 9, 2010 — Free Pre-Season Concert! Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park

September 3, 2010 — Dimitri Pittas withdraws from Lyric Opera of Chicago's new production of Verdi's Macbeth

September 2, 2010 — Rock star & humanitarian Bono featured on catalog cover of Operathon 2010

August 6, 2010 — Free Pre-Season Concert! "Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park"

August 5, 2010 — Single tickets now on sale for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2010 - 2011 season!

July 27, 2010 — Lyric Opera of Chicago Chorus Master Donald Nally to leave company following 2010-11 season

July 7, 2010 — William Mason, General Director of Lyric Opera, to retire at conclusion of 2011-12 season

May 24, 2010 — Lyric Opera of Chicago in the black for 2009/10 season

May 14, 2010 — Lyric Opera of Chicago announces roster updates for 2010-11 season

April 14, 2010 — Amber Wagner to sing Richard Wagner in European debut

March 22, 2010 — The Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera Broadcasts of the 2009/10 Lyric Opera of Chicago season will be rebroadcast internationally

March 9, 2010 — Anne Schwanewilms withdraws from Lyric Opera of Chicago revival of The Marriage of Figaro due to bronchial infection

February 9, 2010 — Lyric Opera of Chicago's Fantasy of the Opera Gala $504,000 net raised! Attendance 560!

January 26, 2010 — Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2010/2011 Season Announced

 

2009 Press Releases

December 18, 2009 — Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces the 2010-2011 Roster of Singers for The Patrick G and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center

December 17, 2009 — English mezzo-soprano Diana Montague withdraws from Lyric Opera of Chicago revival of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO due to ill health.

December 15, 2009 — Get a jump on Valentine’s Day! Lyric Opera of Chicago Guild Board’s FANTASY OF THE OPERA

December 4, 2009 — Lyric and Musicians Union Settle Orchestra Contract

October 6, 2009 — Star News from Lyric Opera

October 14, 2009 — Lyric Opera of Chicago's OPERATHON 2009 Raises $438,350

October 13, 2009 — 2009/10 Season Lyric Opera NExT – Discount Student Tickets for the Next Generation Launches

October 7, 2009 — Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Education Department & The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center launch the new season of OPERA IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS

August 31, 2009 — Free Pre-Season Concert! "Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park"

August 27, 2009 — 2009/10 Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera Broadcasts Announced.

August 13, 2009 — This season at Lyric Opera of Chicago: Two new restaurants to open at Civic Opera House — Enjoy dinner and a show!

August 13, 2009 — Florian Opera Bistro opens at the Civic Opera House

June 29, 2009 — Lyric Opera of Chicago's 55th Season — From Heaven to Hell, and Several Points Between!!

May 20, 2009 — Lyric Opera of Chicago to hold dance auditions Saturday, June 20 at the Civic Opera House for Hector Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust.

May 19, 2009 — Lyric Opera in the black for 2008/09 season. Sells 93% of its seats and slightly exceeds $18.65 million fund-raising goal thanks to Wine Auction. Dietrich M. Gross receives Lyric’s Carol Fox Award.

May 11, 2009  — Bruno Bartoletti, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Artistic Director Emeritus, to be awarded honorary citizenship by the City of Florence on May 15, 2009, at the Palazzo Vecchio  

April 21, 2009 — Lyric Opera of Chicago to hold dancing/singing auditions for Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow Saturday, May 30 at the Civic Opera House

March 30, 2009 — The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago “Rising Stars in Concert” to close spectacular 2008-09 season on Saturday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m.

March 25, 2009 —  Lyric Opera of Chicago 2009/10 season preview to air live on 98.7WFMT Saturday, March 28, 9 – 11 a.m. William Mason/general director, Sir Andrew Davis/music director, and Roger Pines/dramaturg discuss upcoming season and musical highlights with WFMT host Lisa Flynn

March 25, 2009 —  The Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera Broadcasts of the 2008/09 Lyric Opera of Chicago season will be rebroadcast internationally by The WFMT Radio Network May 2 – June 20

March 9, 2009 — Three years of preparation for one incredible evening: Lyric Opera of Chicago's WINE AUCTION 2009 nets $1.2 million

February 10, 2009 — Lyric Opera of Chicago's Fantasy of the Opera Gala — $511,000 net raised! Attendance 575! Guild Board of Directors' 25th annual Fantasy fundraiser, "Be Dazzled," rocked the Civic Opera House  

January 28, 2009 — Lyric Opera of Chicago's 55th season begins Saturday, September 26, 2009, at 6:00 p.m.with Sir Andrew Davis conducting Giacomo Puccini's immortal TOSCA  

January 6, 2009 — Finnish bass-baritone Juha Uusitalo withdraws from Lyric Opera of Chicago’s presentation of TRISTAN UND ISOLDE

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