June 2016 Lyric Notes

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

The 2015/16 season has come to an end and your Lyric team is far from taking a summer break. In fact, work continues at a fevered pitch as we prepare for the upcoming season, making significant renovations to our staging capabilities and hosting some amazing performances at the Civic Opera House along the way. We'll take some time to reflect on the great season that's just ending, and we invite you to join in our excitement as we welcome a new Ryan Center Ensemble, focus on technical rehearsals, get out into the community, and ready the main stage for more outstanding performances... just a few months away!

Take a look inside this edition of Lyric Notes and keep up with all that's unfolding at your opera house!

See Jane Sing at Lyric Opera of Chicago
Jane Lynch’s Sass & Class = SEE JANE SING, June 17‐18 at Lyric
You might’ve noticed that Jane Lynch has been EVERYWHERE in recent weeks. Including her own sweet (former) home Chicago.


Ryan Opera Center Ensemble
The Ryan Opera Center: Young Singers in High Gear
The Lyric season may have ended, but members of the Ryan Opera Center are hard at work!  You can hear them in Chicago, but also in other venues in America and abroad.


Carmen at Lyric Opera of Chicago
Best of the Best
With four masterpieces in four languages, Lyric’s sampler series is a perfect introduction to opera.


Breaking New Ground at Lyric Opera
Help Us Create Magic Onstage!
When the Civic Opera House was built in 1929, it was the most state-of-the-art building of its time. Today, the Ardis Krainik Theatre stage is one of the most antiquated of any major opera house in the world.


The Merry Widow at Lyric Opera of Chicago
Something Wonderful: A Look Back at Lyric’s 2015/16 Season
According to the Chicago Tribune, Lyric’s 2015/16 season promised to be “One of the most interesting, diverse and well-balanced seasons Lyric has offered.”


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


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