Lyric News, Events & Offers for June 2017

Lyric Notes Upcoming Events

Encore Broadcasts of Lyric’s Season Continue

Saturdays at Noon CDT

The Lyric Opera of Chicago’s encore broadcasts of the 2016/17 Season continue to air nationally and internationally via The WFMT Radio Network and locally on 98.7WFMT. The opera broadcasts may also be streamed on 

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s dramaturg Roger Pines and WFMT’s Lisa Flynn host the performance broadcasts of the 2016/17 season starting at noon CDT on the following Saturdays:  

Don Quichotte/ Massenet: June 10

The Magic Flute/ Mozart: June 17  

Norma/ Bellini: June 24

Carmen/ Bizet: July 1

Eugene Onegin/ Tchaikovsky: July 8

Don Giovanni/ Mozart: July 15  (archival rebroadcast from 2014/15)

Tannhäuser/ Wagner: July 22  (archival rebroadcast from 2014/15)

Don Quichotte at Lyric Opera

Lyric's 2017/18 Season - Individual Tickets On Sale July 10 at 10am

The upcoming season includes many highly-anticipated performances! From the season-opening production of Orphée et Eurydice featuring The Joffrey Ballet to the continuation of Lyric's new Ring cycle with Die Walküre, the upcoming season includes eight new-to-Chicago productions, a host of international stars, and exciting special events. The best way to attend is with a season package, which offers the greatest savings and the most benefits! Whether you're already a season ticket holder and want to add on additional shows at your 10% discount while the best seats are available, or whether you are marking your calendar to buy tickets to your favorite show, Monday, July 10 at 10am is the big season on-sale at We look forward to sharing a new season with you!

Orphée et Eurydice

Step Behind the Footlights with a Backstage Tour This Summer

Tourists, students, architecture fans, and arts lovers shouldn’t miss the experience of a public backstage tour of the Lyric Opera House. 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 been announced through August — experience a glimpse beyond the footlights and book your backstage tour today!

My Fair Lady at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Renée Fleming to be honored by Arts Alliance Illinois

Renée Fleming, Lyric's Creative Consultant, is being honored by Arts Alliance Illinois as the recipient of their inaugural Creative Voice Awarde.  She'll be in attendance and you have a special chance to join the benefit luncheon to celebrate her on June 8.  Arts Alliance Illinois is making a limited number of $150-level tickets — a price level reserved for artists, arts administrators and educators — available to  members of the Lyric family.  If you'd like to be in the room as Renée Fleming receives her award, please visit this link for full information. All of us at Lyric join in congratulating her on this honor.

Renée Fleming to be honored by Arts Alliance Illinois

Ask Roger

“Where can I find the best recording of La Bohème?”

“What is the Ryan Opera Center?”

“What makes opera different from a musical?”

Just Ask Roger!

Roger Pines — Lyric's dramaturg and resident opera answer man — is here to help. Submit your opera questions to or tweet #LyricRoger.  

Ask Roger

Photos: Kyle Flubacker, Todd Rosenberg, Kiran West/Hamburg Ballet, Dan Rest