December 2015 Lyric Notes

The Merry Widow at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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

The holidays are upon us and what better way to celebrate than with Lyric? Enjoy reading this month's issue of Lyric Notes, while you get a sneak peek of the world-premiere opera Bel Canto. See how critics are raving about the witty and glamorous The Merry Widow. And don't forget to join in the spirit of giving with gifts from Lyric and sharing your #LyricMoment.


The Merry Widow at Lyric Opera of Chicago
The Merry Widow Dances its Way to Rave Reviews
Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman leads a blockbuster cast in the story of beautiful Hanna Glawari (Renée Fleming/Nicole Cabell), whose late husband left her so rich that the financial fortunes of her homeland depend on her marrying a fellow Pontevedrian (Thomas Hampson as Count Danilo)...

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Bel Canto at Lyric Opera of Chicago
Behind the Scenes of Bel Canto
Bel Canto will have its world premiere at Lyric on December 7! In anticipation of the premiere, Lyric is excited to offer audiences exclusive musical sneak peeks, free events, and online resources all designed to explore the process of taking a story from the page to the stage...

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Romeo and Juliet at Lyric Opera of Chicago
2016 Lineup: Preview and Listen to the Next Three Operas!
Triumph with us at Nabucco, delight with us at Der Rosenkavalier, and fall in love with us at Romeo and Juliet. Listen to excerpts from these operatic hits and get recommendations for great listening choices...

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The King and I at Lyric Opera of Chicago
Gorgeous Sets and Costumes Planned for The King and I
The lavish sets and costumes for The King and I will make their American debut this spring. The production comes from Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, where it premiered in 2014 to great success...

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Holiday gifts for the opera lover
Holiday Gift Ideas for the Arts Lovers in Your Life
What we all want at the holidays and every day is time with our loved ones and lasting memories. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a special opera fan, or saying thank you at the holidays to clients or colleagues, gifts from Lyric are a distinctive way to set yourself apart and delight someone twice — once when they open the gift, and then again when they attend a wonderful performance...

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Support Lyric Unlimited
Support Lyric and Share Your Lyric Moments
There has never been a better time to support Lyric Unlimited. We have recently received a challenge grant, and your new or increased contribution to Lyric Unlimited will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous anonymous foundation...

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Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendar for upcoming events and activities!

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