February 2016 Lyric Notes

Nabucco at Lyric Opera

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

This is a very exciting time at Lyric.  We are in the midst of a wildly successful run for Nabucco (through 2/12), eagerly awaiting the opening of Der Rosenkavalier on February 8, and watching the behind-the-scenes work on Romeo and Juliet in advance of its February 22 opening under the direction of Bartlett Sher, one of the world's most in-demand theatrical directors.  If that weren't enough, the 2016/17 season has just been unveiled and there are so many reasons to subscribe now and take advantage of special package offers, recitals 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!



Nabucco Reviews
The reviews are in for Verdi’s soul-stirring Nabucco
Verdi’s impassioned opera Nabucco, known for its unstoppable drama and rousing choral music, opened at Lyric on January 23. The reviews are in and there’s a lot of buzz about the twisted tale of politics, religion, and love! See for yourself what the critics are saying...

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Conductor - Rosenkavalier
Ready for Der Rosenkavalier
Interviews with British conductor Edward Gardner, German soprano Christina Landshamer (Sophie), and British bass Matthew Rose (Baron Ochs).

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Romeo and Juliet Fight Director
Famed fight director B.H. Barry on Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers from feuding families wouldn’t be the same without the iconic, nail-biting fight scenes between the Montagues and the Capulets. Tony-Award winner and Broadway’s premiere fight director B.H. Barry is the man behind the duels...

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Lyric Opera King and I Casting
Casting The King and I
In the world of opera, casting can happen up to five or seven years before the curtain goes up. In the world of musicals, it’s a whole ’nother story...

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Dmitri Hvortovsky
Paragon of Singing: Dmitri Hvorostovsky Returns to Lyric in Recital
“My life is very beautiful, very exciting, and quite lucky,” Dmitri Hvorostovsky commented a few years ago. “It is the biggest pleasure in the world to perform for a crowd that listens to your every breath. What can be better than this?”

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Chicago Voices
Lyric’s CHICAGO VOICES Invites You To Share Your Story!
Lyric Opera Creative Consultant Renée Fleming recently launched Chicago Voices, a new, multi-dimensional initiative that aims to create an inclusive platform for celebrating the human voice, while illuminating the legacy of Chicago vocal traditions and amplifying the narrative of everyday Chicagoans...

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Norma
The 2016/17 Season: A Feast for Opera Lovers
Lyric is offering over 20 custom series, plus the convenience of Create Your Own Series packages featuring any operas and dates you like. With more flexibility than ever, here are some of the highlights of the upcoming lineup...

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events and Lyric News
Mark your calendar for upcoming events and activities!

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