January 2016 Lyric Notes

Bel Canto Opera Reviews

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Happy New Year and welcome to your first edition of Lyric Notes for 2016! We hope you enjoy the news about and exclusive insights into all the exciting productions yet to come on Lyric's main stage as we head into the second half of a spectacular season.

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Bel Canto
Bel Canto World-Premiere Headed to PBS’s Great Performances
Lyric is excited to share that Thirteen Productions LLC for WNET New York has selected the world-premiere production of Bel Canto to be part of the prestigious Great Performances television series on PBS....

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Bel Canto
The Reviews are in for the Bel Canto World Premiere!
Bel Canto had its world premiere at Lyric on December 7 (Lyric’s first world premiere in over a decade!) and performances continue through January 17. See for yourself what the critics are saying!...

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Dmitri Hvortovsky
Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Recital: February 26
Lyric audiences will be treated to an unforgettable evening of artistry when Dmitri Hvorostovsky appears in an intimate recital with pianist Ivari Ilja....

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Nabucco
Nabucco – A Really Big Show
Sometimes, grand opera just has to be, well, GRAND. Outsized, supersized, overwhelming. Call it what you will, Verdi’s Nabucco is all that....

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Der Rosenkavalier
Der Rosenkavalier: Strauss’s Operatic Jewel
There’s a worldly-wise woman, Princess von Werdenberg, wondering if her much-younger lover, Octavian, is going to leave her. And there’s the innocent young Sophie falling head over heels for Octavian, who’s desperate to keep her from marrying the wrong man — that’s the romantic side of Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier...

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Romeo and Juliet
A Love Story for the Ages: Romeo and Juliet
In February, Lyric will present Romeo and Juliet in a new-to-Chicago production! This coincides with Shakespeare 400 Chicago, a yearlong international arts festival to commemorate the quadricentennial of William Shakespeare’s death...

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The King and I
The Musical Treasures of The King and I
Who can forget the sight of Anna’s skirt swirling to rapturous music as she dances with the king in the beloved Broadway classic The King and I? Lyric is preparing to present Chicago audiences a thrilling opportunity to hear this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic hit...

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

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