April 2017 Lyric Notes

My Fair Lady Cast at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Welcome to Lyric Notes, Lyric Opera of Chicago's eNewsletter!

Welcome to the April Edition of Lyric Notes and happy spring!

We want to take a moment to share our deepest gratitude to all of you for a wildly successful 2016/17 opera season. Together, we enjoyed thrilling productions, amazing artistry, stunning stagecraft, and the sheer excitement of the art form that we all adore.

The opera season may have come to a close, but we're still in high gear with new activity humming in the rehearsal rooms as we anticipate the opening of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady with a stellar cast and artistic team later this month, plus two wonderful upcoming recitals. If that weren't enough, the 2017/18 season has been unveiled and we're sharing many reasons to take advantage of special offers on season tickets and perks designed just for you.

This issue of Lyric Notes will catch you up on all the news you need to enjoy the current month at the opera house and make future plans for more exciting Lyric experiences.

We look forward to welcoming you to Lyric!

Brownlee Owens Concert

Two Master Singers, Together at Lyric

Lawrence Brownlee and Eric Owens possess truly remarkable voices and the artistry to make their every performance a great event for the audience. You can hear them perform together this Sunday afternoon, April 9, when the duo presents a program of opera favorites, spirituals, and popular songs with pianist Craig Terry.


Perlman to Wow Lyric Audiences Once Again

World-renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman returns to Lyric on April 23 to deliver an exquisite and powerful program that you won’t want to miss! Perlman’s previous recital at Lyric in 2014 thrilled our audience, and we’re delighted to present his only Chicago appearance this season.

Lisa O’Hare as Eliza Doolittle and Richard Grant as Henry Higgins

Blimey, My Fair Lady is Coming to Lyric!

Just you wait! This April 28 - May 21, bring the entire family to experience Lerner and Loewe’s beloved Broadway classic My Fair Lady on the Lyric stage. Join Professor Henry Higgins (Richard E. Grant) in his seemingly impossible task of transforming the feisty Eliza Doolittle (Lisa O’Hare) into a “proper” lady.

Ryan Opera Center Endowment Gift in Memory of Richard P. Kiphart - See more at: http://subscriptions-ws-uat.lyricopera.org/concertstickets/lyricnotes/april2017/roc-endowment#sthash.33apMTcu.dpuf

Ryan Opera Center Endowment Gift in Memory of Richard P. Kiphart

In 2017, Tom Hurvis reaffirmed his tremendous generosity and commitment to Lyric with a significant gift in memory of his good friend and former Lyric board chairman Richard P. Kiphart to endow in perpetuity one Ensemble position in The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center.

Lyric Opera 1718 Season

Save Your Seats for the 2017/18 Season!

Beautiful music. Timeless stories. Thrilling theater. Lyric is ready to inspire you with a new season of great operatic experiences week after week. Join us for a magnificent blend of exciting premieres, new-to-Chicago productions, and classic treasures.

Jesus Christ Superstar

A Reimagined Production of Jesus Christ Superstar Comes to Lyric in Spring 2018

“What’s the buzz? Tell me what’s happening!” That catchy refrain became a major earworm when Jesus Christ Superstar came out as a double LP in 1970. Now there’s new buzz for the new millennium.

Lyric OperaBus

Upcoming Events and Lyric News

Mark your calendar for these upcoming events and activities!


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