2014/15 Season Overview - Production Notes & Ticket Availability - Lyric Opera of Chicago

2014/15 Season Overview

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A fiery diva, the rebel artist who claims her heart, and the sadistic police chief before whom all Rome trembles — for more than a hundred years, audiences have watched and listened spellbound as the cat-and-mouse game between Tosca and Scarpia plays to its deadly conclusion.


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February 9 - March 6

Tannhäuser, minstrel and renegade, is lured into the erotic realm of the love goddess Venus. There he luxuriates in lust and a host of sinful pleasures. But finally it's all too much.

The Passenger

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February 24 - March 15

Guilt and denial, lies and truth, fear and courage, and love — it's all here in an artistic and emotional experience you'll never forget.


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April 10 - May 3

Join us in April 2015 for a new production at Lyric Opera!

The Property

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February 25 - March 5

The Property  tells the story of Regina Segal and her granddaughter Mica, who travel to modern Warsaw to try to regain family property lost during World War II. As their journey unfolds, Regina is forced to confront painful truths about her past, while Mica realizes their reasons for coming might not be all that they seemed. 

El Pasado Nunca Se Termina

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March 13 - March 29

On May 16, 1910, Halley's Comet appeared in the sky over Mexico. Many believed it foretold the bloodshed and upheaval that were to come.

Lang Lang Recital

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May 9

Audiences will thrill to his performance with large-screen video enhancements that follow his every riveting move during this one-night only engagement!

Second Nature

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August 19 - August 20

Second Nature is set in the not-so-distant future, when the environment has deteriorated and humans have decided it’s safer to live in zoo-like habitats that protect them from the outside world. Encouraged by the other animal inhabitants, two young children dare to explore the world outside the walls to see if there is still something worth saving. 

The Magic Victrola

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January 17

A kid-friendly intro to opera for children and their families!

Don Giovanni

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September 27 - October 29

He's selfish. He's arrogant. He's dangerous. With a list of conquests longer than a phonebook, Don Giovanni travels the world, snaring princesses and peasant girls alike. Literally thousands succumb.


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October 6 - October 28

The beautiful Countess has a difficult choice to make: will it be the amorous poet or the ardent musician whom she ultimately decides to love?

Il Trovatore

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October 27 - November 29

The troubadour Manrico and Count di Luna are bitter enemies. But in a twist of fate, they're both in love with Leonora — and they're brothers without knowing it.

Porgy and Bess

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November 17 - December 20

Porgy and Bess is the great American opera — bursting with iconic songs that have moved easily into the worlds of jazz and pop, becoming hits again for generation after generation.

Anna Bolena

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December 6 - January 16

Anne Boleyn may be Queen of England, but she doesn't stand a chance. Henry VIII wants her gone — with Jane Seymour taking her place on the throne and in his bed. And Henry's minions do the dirty work, finding "proof" of Anne's infidelities.