January 2017 Lyric Notes

Lyric Opera Notes December 2016

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Happy 2017! It's a new year, and Lyric is excited to have you with us for a new lineup of performances that will help you keep your resolution to have transformative and extraordinary arts experiences this year. As we gear up for the second half of The Magic Flute, see what critics had to say about the December opening, prepare to be thrilled by Sondra Radvanovsky in Norma, and meet our two stars of Carmen, which is just around the corner. Learn who is performing in the much-anticipated Chicago Voices Concert — and what's going on around town with this ambitious initiative — plus, don't forget about exciting upcoming events with Plácido Domingo, Lawrence Brownlee, Eric Owens, and more. Lyric has set the stage, now we can't wait for you to join us!


The Magic Flute Has Wow Power

The Magic Flute Has Wow Power


On December 10, Lyric opened its first all-new production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute in over 30 years. Clearly, Chicago audiences were hungry for this new imagining of everyone’s best first opera, as the reviews are sensational.

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Sondra Radvanovsky: The Norma of Our Time

Sondra Radvanovsky: The Norma of Our Time


Some artists are clearly born to perform certain roles. The extraordinary soprano Sondra Radvanovsky is clearly the Norma of our time.

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Meet the Carmens!

Meet the Carmens!


Chicago audiences are in for a sizzling treat this season: two spectacular, sultry Carmens will bring Bizet’s beloved role to life on the Lyric stage!

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Chicago Voices

Catch Up With Chicago Voices!


Through elements like SING and Community Created Performances, Chicago Voices crisscrossed the city, highlighting what makes Chicago music so special. And there’s still much more to come!

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Chicago Voices Gala

Chicago Voices Concert


This unique, eclectic performance is sure to be one of the highlights of Chicago’s cultural season! Join us for the Chicago Voices Concert and celebrate the glory of the human voice in its many styles.

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Spring Events You Can’t Miss: Plácido Domingo, Lawrence Brownlee, Eric Owens, and more!

Spring Events You Can’t Miss: Plácido Domingo, Lawrence Brownlee, Eric Owens, and More!


Everyone knows that Lyric presents a glorious main stage season, with eight grand operas that never cease to inspire and amaze. Did you know that Lyric also presents a variety of programming that explores opera in its different forms and gives audiences access to some of the biggest stars in classical music?

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Backstage Tours at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Upcoming Events and Lyric News


Mark your calendar for these upcoming events and activities!

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