Upcoming Events and Lyric News - February 2016

Romeo and Juliet at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Calleja Coote CD Signing

CD Signings with Joseph Calleja and Alice Coote

Lyric patrons continue to enjoy CD signings with some of Lyric’s biggest stars after select performances — a great way to meet your favorite artists face to face! If a signing is scheduled for after your performance, stay to greet the singers — or come to the Civic Opera House after the performance just to say hello.

The next CD signing will be after the February 25 matinee performance of Romeo and Juliet with starring tenor Joseph Calleja. Also mark your calendar for March 13 when Der Rosenkavalier star Alice Coote will be available for a post-performance signing. CDs will be available for sale, but no purchase is necessary to meet and greet or get an autograph.  

Guild Board Backstage Tours

Limited Space Available for Annual Guild Board Backstage Tours: Feb. 7 & 21, Mar. 6 & 12

Journey into the heart of opera through the Lyric Guild Board’s in-depth, annual backstage tours! These 10-stop 2.5 hour walking tours expand on Lyric’s public backstage tours.  Guided by professional staff and trained volunteers, you’ll enjoy interesting discussions and demonstrations on stagecraft by experts. You may choose from a Classic Tour, or a VIP Premier Tour, which is 1.5 hours long followed by a luncheon including an additional lecture and opportunity for a question/answer session with a Lyric insider.

To reserve your Guild Board Backstage Tour, CLICK HERE or call 312.827.5626.

The 2016 Backstage Tours Exclusive Sponsor: Amy and Paul Carbone.

Javier Camarena

Harris Theater Presents Javier Camarena in association with Lyric Unlimited and The National Museum of Mexican Art on March 30

Mexican tenor Javier Camarena is known for his fiery tone, firm and supple vocals, and his formidable coloratura. His extraordinary performance in Rossini’s La Cenerentola at the Metropolitan Opera in April 2014 earned him a rare encore, something given only twice before in the Met’s long history. On March 30, 2016, Camarena makes his Chicago debut at the Harris Theater in a solo recital that features Beethoven and Liszt. Don’t miss this one-night-only event, presented in association with Lyric Unlimited and The National Museum of Mexican Art!

Lyric patrons can save 40% on your ticket purchase when you use promo code LYRIC40Buy Tickets Now

Beyond the Aria

Beyond the Aria at Harris Theater

Harris Theater’s intimate Beyond the Aria recital series in association with Lyric Unlimited, continues on Monday, March 14 at 7:30 pm. Romeo and Juliet stars soprano Susanna Phillips and bass-baritone Christian Van Horn (who appeared in Cinderella earlier this season) will be featured along with Ryan Opera Center ensemble member tenor Mingjie Lei. Craig Terry, Ryan Opera Center music director and Beyond the Aria artistic director, will be at the piano.

Learn more and reserve tickets.  

Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

Ryan Opera Center Artists on WFMT

Please tune in to 98.7WFMT.com to hear the next broadcast of the Ryan Opera Center recital series — which airs on the first Tuesday of every month at 8pm! Join us for a recital broadcast by soprano Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi and tenor Jonathan Johnson accompanied by pianists Mario Antonio Marra and Craig Terry on March 1 at 8pm.

Shen Yun

Shen Yun Returns to Civic Opera House on Tuesday, March 15!

Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty and tremendous energy leave audiences uplifted and inspired.

A Shen Yun performance features the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops, together creating one spectacular performance.

Book Your Tickets Today