Upcoming Events and Lyric News - April 2016

Lyric Notes Upcoming Events

The Graham Room at Lyric Opera

Great Theater and Great Meals for The King and I

Make your King and I experience complete by planning to dine at one of Lyric’s wonderful on-site restaurants — offering maximum convenience and a delicious dining experience right within the beautiful Civic Opera House. Lyric’s Pedersen Room offers fantastic art-deco ambiance and a view of arriving theatergoers on Wacker Drive, and the Florian Bistro is perfect for more casual dining and light bites around performance times. At select performances, Lyric’s Graham Room will also be open to the public with a prix-fixe, coursed menu. Learn more about Lyric’s dining options at lyricopera.org/dining today!

The King and I Celebration

The King and I Celebration, Complete with Onstage After Party

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Women’s Board and Guild Board of Directors cordially invite you to The King and I Celebration, a special evening on Saturday, May 7 to enjoy friends and experience this classic musical theater masterpiece. Join us at the Civic Opera House for a cocktail reception at 5pm, followed by dinner and the 7:30pm performance. Plus, enjoy an onstage after party on the set of The King and I!

Click here for more information on ticket levels and to RSVP.

Lyric Opera Backstage Tours

Lyric Opera Backstage Tours – Just $15

New Dates Added for Lyric Public Backstage Tours This Summer

Tourists, students, architecture fans, and arts lovers have been enjoying Lyric’s public backstage tours, launched this season. Given weekdays at 10am, these tours offer an introduction to the many areas of Lyric’s behind-the-scenes magic. New dates through June have just been announced — book today!

Beyond the Aria

Beyond the Aria at Harris Theater

Harris Theater’s intimate Beyond the Aria recital series, in association with Lyric Unlimited, continues on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30 pm. Famed soprano Christine Brewer, who was last seen on Lyric’s stage as the Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music, will be featured along with Ryan Opera Center Ensemble members mezzo-soprano Annie Rosen and tenor Jesse Donner. Craig Terry, Ryan Opera Center music director and Beyond the Aria artistic director, will be at the piano.

Learn more and reserve tickets.   

Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

Ryan Opera Center Artists on WFMT

Please tune in to 98.7WFMT.com to hear the next broadcast of the Ryan Opera Center recital series — which airs on the first Tuesday of every month at 8pm! Join us on Tuesday, April 5 at 8pm for a duo recital with Mingjie Lei and Takaoki Onishi accompanied by Mario Antonio Marra and Craig Terry.

Broadcasts are generously sponsored by Julie and Roger Baskes.

Opera Club TEN Exhibit

Opera Club TEN Exhibit

Last Chance to See Lyric’s 2015/16 Opera Club Exhibit Honoring Creative Women

This season, thousands have enjoyed TEN: A Season of Creative Women at Lyric, an exhibit on the lower level of the opera house honoring the acclaimed careers of ten women directors and designers of the 61st Season through featured photographs, renderings, costumes, videos, and other memorabilia. The exhibit won’t be up for much longer, so be sure to venture down the stairs to enjoy TEN and celebrate the creative women whose work has been central to many of Lyric’s most memorable productions. Closes May 22.

Lyric Partner Events and Offers

Taste of the Gold Coast

Attend the 7th Annual Taste of the Gold Coast

THIS Wednesday, April 6th at Germania Place from 6-9PM

Enjoy the opportunity to taste the cuisines from the Gold Coast's top restaurants.
Gourmet menu items will be presented by each restaurant's head chef.
Use Code: LYRIC for $39 tickets! Buy tickets now.

Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin

Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin at The Royal George Theatre

Continuing to break all box office records during its National Tour, the smash hit sensation Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin returns to Chicago on April 7 at The Royal George Theatre! From the depths of anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia to New York’s Lower East Side, and ultimately all of the country and the world, Irving Berlin’s story epitomizes capturing the American Dream. Featuring the composer’s most popular and enduring songs from "God Bless America” to "White Christmas,” Felder’s signature creation of character and musical performance will make this evening with Irving Berlin an unforgettable journey. For tickets visit www.ticketmaster.com or call 312.988.9000.

Save 25% on tickets with code Irving now through April 30