Upcoming Events and Lyric News - June 2016

Upcoming Events June

Jason and the Argonauts at Lyric Opera of Chicago

A World-Premiere Family Opera: Jason and the Argonauts!

What do you do when your uncle has wrongfully taken your place as king? If you’re Jason, you gather your strongest and wisest friends and set sail on an adventure to win back the throne! 

Lyric Unlimited presents Jason and the Argonauts, a world-premiere opera for families with children ages 7 to 12. Created by composer Gregory Spears and librettist Kathryn Walat, this ancient myth of courage and triumph comes to life as Jason and his friends, the Argonauts, search for the Golden Fleece. On their voyage they face treacherous rocks, devious sirens, a terrifying dragon, and other trials that ultimately teach them what it means to be a hero.

Tickets to this special event are free, but reservations are required!  Reserve your tickets here.

Jason and the Argonauts will be presented at Vittum Theater, 1012 N Noble Street, Chicago.


Lyric Opera Backstage ToursLyric Opera Backstage Tours June 13, 24 & 27 - Just $15 

New Dates Added for Lyric Public Backstage Tours This Summer

Tourists, students, architecture fans, and arts lovers have been enjoying Lyric’s public backstage tours, launched this season. Given on select weekdays at 10am, these tours offer an introduction to the many areas of Lyric’s behind-the-scenes magic.  New dates have just been announced — experience a glimpse beyond the footlights and book your backstage tour today!


Wozzeck at Lyric OperaEnjoy Lyric’s magnificent 61st season again through July 9 on WFMT!

Lyric’s 2015-16 season is yours to enjoy again every Saturday through July 9! The Lyric Opera Broadcasts of the 2015-16 Lyric Opera of Chicago season are being rebroadcast internationally by The WFMT Radio Network and heard locally on 98.7WFMT. They may also be streamed on WFMT.com. The Saturday broadcasts begin at 12 noon CDT. 

View the opera broadcast schedule here.


Opera Bus at Lyric OperaOpera Bus Offers North Shore Transportation for $20

Lyric Opera is pleased to offer luxury motor coach service from Northbrook Court Shopping Mall for weekday matinee performances. Join us and avoid the hassles of traffic and public transportation — plus, ride to the opera with fellow opera lovers!

You can drive to Northbrook Court, park, and let us do the driving to the Civic Opera House and back for just $20 round-trip on the Opera Bus! Arrive in time to enjoy one of Lyric’s onsite restaurants or attend our free pre-opera talk one hour before the performance.

The Opera Bus is currently on sale only to subscribers. Call Lyric’s Audience Services department at 312.827.5600 to purchase bus tickets for your ride to the opera!


Andrea BocelliAndrea Bocelli in Concert

World Festival Symphony Orchestra 
Eugene Kohn, Conductor
Renée Fleming, Special Guest Star
Allstate Arena — Friday, June 10 at 8pm

Legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli returns to Chicago next Friday for an unforgettable performance at the Allstate Arena! Renée Fleming, Lyric's Creative Consultant, will join her friend Andrea Bocelli for a special guest appearance in this tremendous concert experience.

As a member of the Lyric family, you have access to an exclusive discount — up to 25% off. Click here to take advantage of this special offer today — savings are automatically applied!


Alabama Shakes at Civic Opera HouseUpcoming Concerts at the Civic Opera House

Beyond the opera performances you love, the Civic Opera House is one of Chicago's premier venues for hosting events (from weddings to corporate meetings) and great concerts of every genre. Following Lyric's presentation of See Jane Sing with Jane Lynch on June 17-18, this summer sees a busy onstage lineup, including Alabama Shakes on July 19 and Joe Rogan on July 22. Later in the year, Pet Shop Boys (November 5) and Straight No Chaser (December 17) will be onstage. Tickets are on sale now — giving you even more reasons to join us at Lyric's Civic Opera House!


Hubbard Street Art of FallingHubbard Street + The Second City’s The Art of Falling

June 9–19 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E. Randolph Street, Chicago

Hubbard Street and The Second City’s acclaimed collaboration features improvised scenes, hilarious musical numbers and surprising vignettes, paired with stunning contemporary dance by award-winning choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo. Premiered to full houses and standing ovations in Chicago and Los Angeles, The Art of Falling is “hugely entertaining and strikingly emotional,” says the Chicago Tribune. Encore engagement at the Harris Theater runs June 9–19 only. 
Save 20% on tickets* to the June 11 or June 18 matinee performances of The Art of Falling using code AOFMAT. Purchase tickets online at hubbardstreetdance.com/summer, or call 312-334-7777.


John McCutcheon LiveJohn McCutcheon Live

Wednesday, June 15 at 8pm

City Winery Chicago - 1200 W. Randolph St.


John McCutcheon — folk music's renaissance man — master instrumentalist, powerful singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist, and author performs an intimate show at City Winery Chicago on the West Loop. Experience one of Chicago's premier listening rooms while you dine, drink, and enjoy!

Use the coupon code LYRIC at checkout to receive 20% off! Learn more and reserve tickets.