Upcoming Events and Lyric News - March 2016

Alice Coote

CD Signing with Alice Coote – March 13

Meet your favorite artists face to face at Lyric’s post-performance CD signings! If a signing is scheduled for after your performance, stay to greet the singers — or come to the Civic Opera House after the performance just to say hello.

The next CD signing will be on March 13 when Der Rosenkavalier star Alice Coote will be available for a post-performance signing. CDs will be available for sale, but no purchase is necessary to meet and greet or get an autograph.   

See Jane Sing at Lyric Opera

See Jane Sing – Jane Lynch is Coming to Lyric in June

Second City alumna Jane Lynch returns to Chicago for her musical-comedy cabaret show, See Jane Sing on June 17-18. Best known for her iconic role as Sue Sylvester on Glee, this Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress takes the stage with The Office’s Kate Flannery and Glee’s vocal coordinator Tim Davis for a musical journey through Broadway and American songbook standards.

“I can't wait to come home and bring our cabaret show to Chicago early this summer!” says Lynch. “Playing at the beautiful Lyric Opera for the very first time is an experience I can’t wait to share with my home town fans. I promise it will be well worth the wait.” 

Experience See Jane Sing up close and personal from your seat on the Lyric stage in this cabaret-style show. Choose from a cozy couch seat or a cabaret table and enjoy food and drinks while you laugh the night away.

Space is limited and tickets are going fast — book today!

See Jane Sing is made possible by cosponsors Blythe Jaski McGarvie and Liz Stiffel.

Opera Club TEN Exhibit

Last Chance to See Lyric’s 2015/16 Opera Club Exhibit Honoring Creative Women

This season, thousands have enjoyed TEN: A Season of Creative Women at Lyric, an exhibit on the lower level of the opera house honoring the acclaimed careers of ten women directors and designers of the 61st Season through featured photographs, renderings, costumes, videos, and other memorabilia. The exhibit won’t be up for much longer, so be sure to venture down the stairs to enjoy TEN and celebrate the creative women whose work has been central to many of Lyric’s most memorable productions.

Guild Board Backstage Tours

Limited Space Available for Annual Guild Board Backstage Tours: An In-Depth Journey Behind the Scenes on March 12

Journey into the heart of opera through the Lyric Guild Board’s in-depth, annual backstage tours! These 10-stop, 2.5-hour walking tours expand on Lyric’s public backstage tours.  Guided by professional staff and trained volunteers, you’ll enjoy interesting discussions and demonstrations on stagecraft by experts. You may choose from a Classic Tour, or a VIP Premier Tour, which is 1.5 hours long followed by a luncheon including an additional lecture and opportunity for a question/answer session with a Lyric insider.

To reserve your Guild Board Backstage Tour, CLICK HERE or call 312.827.5626.

The 2016 Backstage Tours Exclusive Sponsor: Amy and Paul Carbone.   

Beyond the Aria

Beyond the Aria at Harris Theater

Harris Theater’s intimate Beyond the Aria recital series, in association with Lyric Unlimited, continues on Monday, March 14 at 7:30 pm. Romeo and Juliet stars soprano Susanna Phillips and bass-baritone Christian Van Horn (who appeared in Cinderella earlier this season) will be featured along with Ryan Opera Center ensemble member tenor Mingjie Lei. Craig Terry, Ryan Opera Center music director and Beyond the Aria artistic director, will be at the piano.

Learn more and reserve tickets.   

Lyric Opera Backstage Tours

New Dates Added for Lyric Public Backstage Tours

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

Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

Ryan Opera Center Artists on WFMT

Please tune in to 98.7WFMT.com to hear the next broadcast of the Ryan Opera Center recital series — which airs on the first Tuesday of every month at 8pm! Join us on Tuesday, April 5 at 8pm for a duo recital with Mingjie Lei and Takaoki Onishi accompanied by Mario Antonio Marra and Craig Terry.


Lyric Partner Events and Offers

BYOB Bring Your Own Beat

BYOB: Bring Your Own Beat

March 12 @ 8pm | Wentz Concert Hall, Naperville
March 14 @ 7:30pm | Symphony Center, Chicago
The city’s hippest orchestra presents BYOB: Bring Your Own Beat – a percussive concert that is anything but typical for a night at the symphony. Lyric fans SAVE 20% off with code BYOBLYRIC.  Visit chicagosinfonietta.org or call (312) 284-1554 for tickets. 

Be Thou My Vision: All Things Irish

Chicago Chamber Choir

Be Thou My Vision: All Things Irish

Saturday, April 16, 7:30pm - Old St. Patrick's Church
Sunday, April 17, 3:00pm - St. James Cathedral

Under the direction of Doreen Rao, Chicago Chamber Choir will celebrate Chicago’s Irish music heritage and commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising with concerts of traditional, contemporary and popular Irish music.

Book tickets at www.chicagochamberchoir.org now!

Shalimar the Clown

Experience the World Premiere of Shalimar the Clown in St. Louis!

15% Discount of Lyric Opera of Chicago Patrons, June 11 – 25
Salman Rushdie’s award-winning novel Shalimar the Clown takes the stage as a new opera at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, June 11 – 25. Discover this story of love, betrayal, and revenge that stretches from Kashmir in the 1960s to Los Angeles in the 1980s and save 15% on single tickets with promo codeLOC15 now through March 31. Special rates for out of town guests available!
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