Fiddler on the Roof opens Saturday, September 17

Tradition comes alive in the North American premiere of a new production of the Broadway classic, September 17–October 7, 2022

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CHICAGO (9/16/2022) — Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the North American premiere of a bold new production of the classic musical Fiddler on the Roof, September 17 to October 7, 2022.

This widely celebrated production by director Barrie Kosky is supported by a massive ensemble of nearly 100 musical and dramatic artists, paving the way for audiences to enjoy another daringly unique musical theater experience that has become a Lyric signature. The Lyric Opera Orchestra is conducted by acclaimed conductor Kimberly Grigsby, and leading the cast are Broadway stalwarts Steven Skybell and Debbie Gravitte as Tevye and Golde.

While Fiddler on the Roof has always explored themes of tradition, family, and love, Kosky’s direction offers an even closer look into how communities like Anatevka are still struggling in today's world. Kosky is revered around the globe for his innovative and creative stagecraft, and audiences can look forward to many moments of breathtaking theatricality in this production.

Fiddler on the Roof runs for 11 performances only through October 7. Audiences are invited to experience this Broadway classic on a musical and theatrical scale only Lyric Opera of Chicago can offer.

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A high-resolution video trailer is now available on Lyric's YouTube channel.

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Performance dates for Fiddler on the Roof are September September 17, 18 matinee, 22, 23, 24, 28 matinee, 29 matinee, 30, and October 2 matinee, 6, and 7, 2022. All performances take place at the Lyric Opera House, 20 North Wacker Drive, Chicago.

Fiddler on the Roof is performed in English.

Running time is 3 hours and 15 minutes, including one intermission.

For tickets and information, call 312.827.5600 or go to

Lyric’s presentation of Fiddler on the Roof is generously made possible by Lead Sponsor

The Negaunee Foundation

with additional support from Production Sponsors

Marlys A. Beider

The Davee Foundation

Ethel & William Gofen

Additional support is provided by Lyric Opera of Chicago's Production Circle



Based on a Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of ARNOLD PERL


Produced on the New York Stage by HAROLD PRINCE

Original New York Stage Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins

A production by Komische Oper Berlin.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI.) All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI,

Lyric Opera's Season is presented by

Lyric Opera of Chicago thanks its Official Airline, American Airlines, and acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency

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About Lyric

Lyric Opera of Chicago is committed to redefining what it means to experience great opera. The company is driven to deliver consistently excellent artistry through innovative, relevant, celebratory programming that engages and energizes new and traditional audiences.

Under the leadership of General Director, President & CEO Anthony Freud, Music Director Enrique Mazzola, and Special Project Advisor Renée Fleming, Lyric is dedicated to reflecting, and drawing strength from, the diversity of Chicago. Lyric offers, through innovation, collaboration, and evolving learning opportunities, ever-more exciting, accessible, and thought-provoking audience and community experiences. We also stand committed to training the artists of the future, through The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center; and to becoming increasingly diverse across our audiences, staff, programming, and artists—magnifying the welcoming pull of our art form, our company, and our city.

Through the timeless power of voice, the splendor of a great orchestra and chorus, theater, dance, design, and truly magnificent stagecraft, Lyric is devoted to immersing audiences in worlds both familiar and unexpected, creating shared experiences that resonate long after the curtain comes down.

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