December 2016 Lyric Notes

Lyric Opera Notes December 2016

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

Come celebrate the holidays with Lyric as you enjoy reading this month's issue of Lyric Notes. See how critics are raving about Lyric's heartwarming production of Don Quichotte and catch a behind-the-scenes look at the new production of The Magic Flute. We are all eagerly awaiting Lyric Unlimited's presentation of Charlie Parker's Yardbird and share five reasons why you should be excited to see it, too.  As always, we are grateful for your support and for your generosity in sharing the gift of Lyric with others. Happy Holidays.


Don Quichotte wins all hearts at Lyric.

Don Quichotte Wins All Hearts at Lyric


The weather outside was frightful, but the sun-dappled and starlit scenes onstage were delightful as Lyric’s heartwarming presentation of Don Quichotte opened November 19. Here’s a small sampling of the rave reviews.

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The Magic Flute Reimagined

The Magic Flute Reimagined


Director Neil Armfield has had a lifelong attraction to The Magic Flute. “At its heart,” he says, “are such generosity, such love of music, such a sense of play.”

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Norma at Lyric Opera

Norma: Bel Canto’s Answer to Game of Thrones


Audiences have thrilled to Bellini’s Norma as, above all, a showcase for great singing for its entire 185-year history. Along with Rossini and Donizetti, Bellini forms the triumvirate of giants of the bel canto repertoire.

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5 Reasons to See Charlie Parker's Yardbird

5 Reasons to See Charlie Parker's Yardbird


Lyric Unlimited is excited to present the Chicago premiere of Charlie Parker's Yardbird! Based on the story of legendary saxophonist and bebop artist Charlie Parker, this is an electrifying and exciting jazz-infused opera.

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Thank you from all of us at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Thank You From All of Us at Lyric Opera of Chicago


It’s the most wonderful time of the year — a time for celebrating friends, family, and the nonprofit organizations (like Lyric Opera of Chicago) that bring you joy.

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Holiday Gift Guide

8 Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Music Lover


If you’re like many of us, your inbox is flooded with retail offers at this time of year. Why not celebrate this holiday with a gift that provides a lasting memory of time spent with loved ones?

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Backstage Tours at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Upcoming Events and Lyric News


Mark your calendar for these upcoming events and activities!

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