June 2017 Lyric Notes

Rigoletto at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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

Our marquee may say "Gone Fishing," but Lyric's team is far from taking a summer break as we prepare for the upcoming season! In this issue, we'll take some time to thank you and reflect on the end of another successful season. Also, we invite you to join us as we welcome new Ryan Opera Center Ensemble members, honor a legend, and catch up with Chicago Voices. Keep reading to find out about the highly anticipated main-stage operas to come and don't forget it isn't too late to subscribe!


Truly Epic: A Look Back at Lyric’s 2016/17 Season

Truly Epic: A Look Back at Lyric’s 2016/17 Season


It’s been a season of epic works and fabulous firsts. Tales of grand passions and obsessions, warring factions, impossible dreams, love gone wrong, and even love gone right captivated the attention and lifted the spirits of Lyric’s audiences from October through May.

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Honoring A Legend

Honoring A Legend



Leonard Bernstein was one of the most iconic and gifted American musicians of the 20th century. Now, in honor of what would have been Bernstein’s 100th birthday, Lyric is thrilled to present "Celebrating 100 Years of Bernstein."

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Pearl Fishers at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Season of Delights - Part 1


Lyric’s 2017/18 season begins in September! We’re hugely excited about all the operas, and it’s our pleasure this month and next month to tell you what you can look forward to in each wonderful production.

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ROC Females

New Faces at the Ryan Opera Center


The Ryan Opera Center, Lyric’s internationally renowned artist-training program, has just welcomed five exceptionally gifted new Ensemble members. We're pleased to introduce you to two this month, and the rest in July.

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Chicago Voices

Chicago Voices: Student Songwriting Workshop


Lyric Unlimited’s groundbreaking Chicago Voices Community Created Performances program is in full swing for the summer, but that’s not the only exciting program they have in the works for the month of June!

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Hey, Did You Know You Can Rent Our Facilities?

Help Us Keep Our Promise of “Ambition”


Lyric Opera of Chicago strives to be the great North American opera company for the twenty-first century. This seems like a lofty vision statement, doesn’t it? How does one measure or even define greatness? Among our nation’s many extraordinary opera houses, how can any one company achieve such a title?

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Lyric OperaBus

Lyric News, Events & Offers


The latest news, upcoming dates to add to your calendar, and special offers for Lyric patrons!

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