March 2016 Lyric Notes

The King and I

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

This edition of our e-newsletter shares exciting news and reviews about the last two main stage opera productions of the 2015/16 season — Der Rosenkavalier (through March 13) and Romeo and Juliet (through March 19). If you're holding tickets for either production, a fantastic experience awaits — and if you've already seen them, with new cast members being featured for final performances of both shows, consider an encore viewing! If you don't have your tickets yet, we hope this month's issue will provide many reasons to plan an extra opera or two before the season closes.

We will also introduce you to the stars in Lyric's lavish production of The King and I that we are all eagerly awaiting plus other special Lyric performance opportunities and company news.

We hope you enjoy the new issue and we look forward to seeing you at Lyric!



Romeo and Juliet
Love is in the Air as Sparks Fly in Romeo and Juliet
The reviews are in for Lyric’s Romeo and Juliet, which opened in a new-to-Chicago production on February 22. With just four performances remaining through March 19, the classic Shakespearean love story of star-crossed lovers from feuding families is romantic and thrilling all at once.

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Alice Coote
A New Octavian at Lyric
Ladies and Gentlemen! There’s a new Count Octavian between the sheets this month in Lyric’s ebullient production of Der Rosenkavalier. English mezzo-soprano Alice Coote returns to Lyric for the final performances as the teenaged “Cavalier of the Silver Rose"...

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King and I
Broadway’s Hottest Stars Transform into Anna and the King
On the heels of the exciting announcement that Lyric’s The King and I will star Kate Baldwin and Paolo Montalban as Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam, Lyric and Make It Better magazine went behind the scenes with the two stars for an exclusive photo shoot and interview....

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Subscribe to Lyric Opera's 2016/17 Season
Five Great Reasons to Subscribe to Lyric’s 2016/17 Season
Thousands of subscribers have already renewed their subscriptions ahead of the April 1 renewal deadline, and new orders are coming in every day from those who are excited to experience Lyric’s upcoming season with all of the benefits of being a subscriber! Here are just a handful of great reasons to join Lyric in 2016/17...

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Rising Stars
Catch a Rising Star (or Several!)
There’s nothing more exciting than to hear artists on their way to stardom. Lyric is giving you that chance on Saturday, March 26, when the artists of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center perform with members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra onstage at the Civic Opera House.

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Chicago Voices
Lyric’s CHICAGO VOICES Invited Groups to Tell Their Stories Through Song!
Recently, we asked Chicagoans to send us their untold stories — parts of city life that may not appear on the news or in the papers — about the people and communities of Chicago. We invited groups to tell us how their community interacts with the city and how the city has been a part of defining their community.

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TEN Opera Club Exhibit
Upcoming Events and Lyric News
Mark your calendar for these upcoming events and activities!

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