Upcoming Events and Lyric News - January 2016

Bel Canto Great Performances

Danielle de Niese and Jimmy López CD Signing

January 17 CD Signing with Soprano Danielle de Niese and and Jimmy López

Patrons have been enjoying post-performance CD signings this season with some of Lyric’s biggest stars. If a signing is scheduled for after your performance, stay to meet the singers — or come to the Civic Opera House after the performance just to say hello! The next CD signing will be after the January 17 matinee performance of Bel Canto with starring soprano Danielle de Niese and composer Jimmy López. CDs will be available for sale, but no purchase is necessary to meet and greet or get an autograph.  

Beyond The Aria

Beyond the Aria at Harris Theater

Harris Theater’s intimate Beyond the Aria recital events continue in association with Lyric Unlimited this season. Join some of Lyric’s favorite voices with Craig Terry, pianist and music director for the Ryan Opera Center and Beyond the Aria. The next event is on Friday, January 15 at 7:30 pm, featuring Danielle de Niese and Anthony Roth Costanzo (Bel Canto) and Bradley Smoak (Bel Canto, Ryan Opera Center). 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 the month at 8pm! Join us for a recital broadcast by Laura Wilde and Richard Ollarsaba accompanied by Mario Antonio Marra January 5, at 8 pm. And on February 2 at 8pm, listen for Lindsay Metzger and Anthony Clark Evans accompanied by Mario Antonio Marra.

Lyric Opera Gift Certificates

Lyric Gift Certificates Available Online

Brighten someone’s new year with the promise of a thrilling cultural experience when you give the gift of Lyric Opera. The start of the year is a great way to remind clients, colleagues, and loved ones that you’re thinking of them with a Lyric gift certificate.

Gift certificates can be used for individual tickets to operas, our spring musical, or special events, plus subscriptions, dining, and merchandise. So even if they already have tickets to the opera, perhaps dinner at the Pedersen Room or their choice of OperaShop merchandise is on you!

Visit lyricopera.org/giftcertificates to purchase online in set denominations, or call 312.827.5600 to purchase a specific amount.

Opera Bus at Lyric Opera

All Aboard the Opera Bus: $20 for Northshore Roundtrip Travel

Fall opera patrons left behind the stresses of transportation and boarded Lyric’s Opera Bus, luxury motor-coach service from Northbrook Court to Lyric’s front door at the Civic Opera House. With arrival one hour before curtain, in time to enjoy dining or pre-opera talks, this service is offered for weekday matinees and costs just $20 roundtrip. The January 8 matinee for Bel Canto is nearly sold out, but limited seats remain! Also available for Nabucco, Der Rosenkavalier, and Romeo and Juliet. Reserve with Audience Services at 312.827.5600. Learn more.

Lyric Opera Backstage Tours

Public Backstage Tours Only $15!

Hundreds of people have already enjoyed Lyric’s newly launched public backstage tour program, special one-hour experience that provides behind-the-scenes insights into the vibrant world of grand opera. Join an opera docent and fellow music and theater lovers on a lively adventure behind the footlights. All tours start at 10am on select dates through April 2016.  Learn more and reserve your tickets HERE.   

Restaurant Reservations at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Dine at the Opera House in 2016

Dining reservations are still available for both of Lyric’s convenient and convivial onsite restaurants! Every ticket holder can enhance an opera performance by booking a reservation at either of Lyric’s two unique restaurants, which offer marvelous menus created by Calihan Catering.  Reservations are available for evening and matinee patrons looking for ambiance, choice, and hassle-free convenience. Visit lyricopera.org/dining to learn more about your choices or call 312.827.5600 to book your reservations today. Bon appétit!