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2019 Press Releases

Monday, November 25, 2019  American bass-baritone Ryan McKinny to portray DON GIOVANNI at Lyric Opera of Chicago Dec. 3-8, replacing Davide Luciano

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 — A transformation is in store for Chicago's historic Lyric Opera House

Tuesday, November 5, 2019  Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League collaborate for third year of EMPOWERYOUTH!

Wednesday, October 23, 2019  Opera superstar Sondra Radvanovsky returns to Lyric in THE THREE QUEENS, opening Dec. 1

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 — Lyric Presents a New Opera for Young Audiences - EARTH TO KENZIE

Thursday, October 17, 2019 — American baritone Lucas Meachem to portray Don Giovanni at Lyric Opera of Chicago Nov. 14 - 30, replacing Ildar Abdrazakov

Friday, October 11, 2019 — DON GIOVANNI returns to Lyric — opening Nov. 14

Monday, September 23, 2019 —  What You Need to Know About DEAD MAN WALKING

Monday, September 16, 2019 —  Lyric's Ryan Opera Center announces 2020/21 Ensemble

Thursday, September 12, 2019 — Lyric Opera of Chicago names dynamic Italian conductor Enrique Mazzola as Lyric's next music director

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 — Verdi's early masterpiece LUISA MILLER opens at Lyric Oct. 12

Tuesday, August 20, 2019  Maria Callas Returns to Lyric Opera for One Night Only - Sept. 7

Thursday, August 15, 2019  Figaro, Figaro, Figaro - THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Opens Sept. 28 at Lyric Opera

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 — Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park

Wednesday, June 26, 2019  Lyric Unlimited presents a brand-new opera for young audiences: Earth to Kenzie

Monday, June 24, 2019 — Be Dazzled. Be Moved. Be Astonished. Be Transported. Be Part of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2019/20 Season

Monday, June 3, 2019 — Maria Callas Returns to The Stage at Lyric Opera of Chicago on Saturday, September 7 with First-Of-Its-Kind Hologram Concert Tour

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 — Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League collaborate for second year of EMPOWERYOUTH! IGNITING CREATIVITY THROUGH THE ARTS

Thursday, May 2, 2019 — The wait is over! Tickets now on sale for LYRIC'S NEW RING

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 — Lyric Opera of Chicago is holding Chicago and New York auditions seeking TENORS, BARITONES and BASSES for tenured, regular chorus

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 — FIRST LOOK: Corey Cott as Tony and Mikaela Bennett as Maria in Lyric Opera's new grand-scale coproduction of WEST SIDE STORY

Thursday, March 21, 2019 — Lyric Announces Host Tituss Burgess for the Renée Fleming 25th Anniversary Concert — Saturday, March 23 at 7pm at the Lyric Opera House

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 — The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Rising Stars in Concert with members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra conducted by Christopher Allen; Sunday, April 7, 2pm at the Lyric Opera House

Monday, March 18, 2019 — Full casting announced for Lyric’s grand-scale production of WEST SIDE STORY featuring nearly 100 national and local artists; May 3 - June 2, 2019 at the Lyric Opera House

Monday, March 4, 2019 — Single tickets on sale now for Lyric Opera of Chicago's Spring 2020 production of the musical 42ND STREET

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 — Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the Midwest premiere of AN AMERICAN DREAM — two performances, March 15 & 17 at the Harris Theater

Friday, February 1, 2019 — What You Need to Know About ARIODANTE at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Thursday, January 24, 2019 — Lyric Opera of Chicago announces its 2019/20 Season

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 — Lyric Opera of Chicago to hold ensemble auditions for dancer/singer/actors for Leonard Bernstein's WEST SIDE STORY January 28 and 29, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019 — LA TRAVIATA opens at Lyric on February 16

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 — Broadway star Corey Cott (Newsies, Bandstand) and Mikaela Bennett to lead Lyric Opera's WEST SIDE STORY — Lyric's new coproduction also features Amanda Castro, Brett Thiele, and Manuel Stark Santos; May 3 - June 2, 2019, at the Lyric Opera House