December 2017 Lyric Notes

The Pearl Fishers at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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

Celebrate the holidays with Lyric this season! Enjoy reading this month's issue of Lyric Notes as you think about the perfect gifts for friends and family — maybe even from our Lyric gift guide. 

As you know, Turandot opens tonight, and in this issue you can learn all you need to know before seeing a performance. We also share comments from critics raving  about the eye-popping production and lush sounds of The Pearl Fishers

We hope you are sharing our excitement at the return of tenor Lawrence Brownlee in I Puritani and Cycles of My Being, a one-night- only performance, new co-commission by Lyric Unlimited, Opera Philadelphia, and Carnegie Hall. There will be more information coming your way soon.

As always, we are grateful for your support and for your generosity in sharing the gift of Lyric with others, we couldn't do it without you.

Happy Holidays!

What You Need and Want to Know About Turandot

What You Need and Want to Know About Turandot


Giacomo Puccini’s glorious final opera, Turandot, opens in an extravagant production not previously seen on Lyric’s stage. It showcases the composer’s magnificent melodic outpourings and reveals Puccini at his peak as a creator of exotically beautiful orchestration.

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The Pearl Fishers’ Captivating Production, Lush Melodies, and Soaring Voices Win Audiences’ & Critics’ Praises

The Pearl Fishers’ Captivating Production, Lush Melodies, and Soaring Voices Win Audiences’ & Critics’ Praises


Come in from the cold! Enjoy the balmy breezes and brilliant colors of The Pearl Fishers by young Georges Bizet in Lyric’s new-to-Chicago presentation starring Marina Rebeka, Matthew Polenzani, and Mariusz KwiecieĊ„ as the passionate characters caught in a deadly love triangle. Here are just some of the pearls of praise.

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Lawrence Brownlee Flies High

Lawrence Brownlee Flies High


Lawrence Brownlee has been the toast of Chicago in two signature roles. This season, Lawrence returns to the Lyric stage in another role he has truly made his own, Arturo in Bellini’s I Puritani.

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Turandot at Lyric Opera of Chicago

5 reasons to see Jesus Christ Superstar at Lyric


One of the greatest stories ever told is headed to the Lyric Opera stage this April and May! Keep reading to discover 5 reasons to see Jesus Christ Superstar at Lyric!

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Give The Gift of Music This Holiday Season

Give The Gift of Music This Holiday Season


The holidays are just around the corner—have you finished your shopping yet? If you’re having trouble finding the perfect gift for the music lover in your life, Lyric has you covered.

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Lyric Relies on Your Support

Lyric Relies on Your Support

We believe that the beauty and power of great opera can have a revelatory, even life-changing effect on our audiences. As fans of opera, we hope you agree, and that you will remember Lyric in your year-end giving.

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Lyric News, Events & Offers


The latest news, upcoming dates to add to your calendar, and special offers for Lyric patrons!

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