STARS OF LYRIC OPERA AT MILLENNIUM PARKFRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 at 7:30PM
Each September, Chicago's music lovers come out to experience the Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park, a free concert under the stars. Pack your picnic basket and bring your friends to enjoy a performance featuring acclaimed Lyric star voices with the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus. The Millennium Park concert is sure to whet your appetite for Lyric's much-anticipated season, with highlights from Rigoletto, Turandot, Die Walküre, The Pearl Fishers, Orphée et Eurydice, Faust, and more. The star lineup will include Andriana Chuchman, Dmitry Korchak, Eric Owens, Matthew Polenzani, and many others as Maestro Andrew Davis leads the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Join us! Learn more
RYAN OPERA CENTER FINAL AUDITIONSSATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 at 12 Noon
On Saturday, September 9, some of the brightest emerging operatic artists in the world will vie for highly coveted spots in the 2018/19 Ensemble of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center. Lyric’s Ryan Opera Center is one of the most prestigious training grounds in the world for rising operatic talent, with alumni who have gone on to starring roles at the most acclaimed international venues. The Final Auditions are the culmination of an intensive audition process, and Lyric Opera donors, subscribers, and ticket buyers have the opportunity to attend this day of thrilling singing at no cost. If you’re a current ticketholder for the season, keep an eye on your inbox for your invitation to this special event where you can catch some of the most promising voices of our time!
CHICAGO VOICES STUDENT SINGER/SONGWRITERS PLAYLIST NOW AVAILABLE!
This summer, Lyric Unlimited’s Chicago Voices initiative offered a selective group of nine high school students an incredible opportunity to hone their songwriting skills and strengthen their performance artistry. In only 12 hours (over the course of one week), these talented songwriters crafted new original songs, collaborated with each other, and recorded their work in a professional studio.
We invite you to sit back, relax, and listen to these future Chicago Voices.
OPERA INSIDER SERIES LAUNCHES IN SEPTEMBER
Ever wish you knew more about an opera before seeing it live? Join opera scholar David Buch for an illuminating series discussing each work’s creation, composer, musical and dramatic highlights, and particular magic within an interactive classroom setting. You’ll also gain behind-the-scenes insights into set and costume design, lighting, interpretation, stagecraft, and more from a member of Lyric’s technical department. Become a true opera insider!
Purchase dates individually or as a package to save more!
$45 Individual Event
$35 Per Event when purchasing 4 or more
See individual opera dates – starting with Orphée et Eurydice on September 12 and Rigoletto on September 26. Learn more here.
ALL ABOARD THE LYRIC BUS - $20 ROUNDTRIP TRANSPORTATION
Lyric Opera is pleased to offer luxury motor coach service from Northbrook Court Shopping Mall for weekday matinee performances. Stop by the mall early and indulge in your best-loved brands, and then avoid the hassles of traffic and public transportation. Plus, ride to the opera with fellow opera lovers! You can drive to Northbrook Court, park, and let us do the driving to the Lyric Opera House and back for just $20 round-trip on the Lyric Bus! Arrive in time to enjoy one of Lyric’s onsite restaurants or attend our free pre-opera talk one hour before the performance.
LEARN MORE and call Audience Services at 312.827.5600 to reserve your seat today!
YOGA AT THE OPERA
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9 at 5:30PM
Join Lyric Opera and CorePower Yoga West Loop on a yoga journey inside the beautiful Lyric Opera House! Summer is a time for celebration, friends and fun...grab your tribe and join us for a soulful, celebratory flow!
Once a month, CPY's Stacey Caron and Marissa Khalaf will lead a one-hour yoga class right in the heart of the Loop. The stunning backdrop of the Lyric Opera House is an epic place to breathe, move, and explore your yoga practice outside of the studio walls. We cannot wait to have you!
Please bring a mat, towel, water, workout clothes, and an open heart.
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DINING RESERVATIONS OPEN TO SUBSCRIBERS SEPTEMBER 12
General Public Dining Reservations Open on September 25
Dining reservations for Lyric Opera’s convenient and sophisticated onsite restaurants are now open to subscribers for the new season. Lyric patrons can enhance their opera performances by booking reservations at one of Lyric’s two unique restaurants offering marvelous food, great ambiance, and hassle-free convenience. Reservations are offered for both evening and matinee performances. Visit lyricopera.org/dining to learn more about your choices or call 312.827.5600 to book your reservations today. Bon appétit!