March 2017 Lyric Notes

February Lyric Notes

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

In this edition of our e-newsletter read the rave reviews about the last two main stage opera productions of the 2016/17 season — Carmen (through March 25) and Eugene Onegin (through March 20). If you're holding tickets for either production, a fantastic experience awaits. We will also introduce you to the productions slated for the 2017/18 season. If you haven't renewed your subscription yet, there is still time. And if you haven't had the benefits of being a subscriber yet, this season is a great one to join! Learn more about the Spring musical My Fair Lady 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! 


Lyric Opera 1718 Season

Announcing Lyric's 2017/18 Season


The excitement is already building for 2017/18 at Lyric!  We’ve recently announced the season, and we hope you’re looking forward to all the fabulous productions and special events that make every Lyric season a joy for all Chicago opera lovers.

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Spring Events at Lyric Opera

Spring Events You Can’t Miss: Plácido Domingo, Lawrence Brownlee, Eric Owens, and Itzhak Perlman!


Everyone knows that Lyric presents a glorious main stage season, with eight grand operas that never cease to inspire and amaze. Did you know that Lyric also presents a variety of programming that explores opera in its different forms and gives audiences access to some of the biggest stars in classical music?

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Carmen and Eugene Onegin

A Duet of Can't-Miss Productions: Carmen and Eugene Onegin


Two of opera’s biggest blockbusters opened at Lyric in February! With unforgettable tunes and dazzling choreography, Bizet’s Carmen is one of this winter’s hottest tickets. Eugene Onegin will capture your heart with an all-star cast and glorious music. Don’t take our word for it—here is a sampling of critical acclaim from around the city.

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Will Liverman in Yardbird

The Countdown to Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD is On!


Now that it’s March, the countdown to Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD is in full swing! Learn how Will Liverman embodies the role of jazz great Dizzy Gillespie in an exclusive Q&A.

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My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady: A Broadway Favorite Comes to Lyric


Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s glorious My Fair Lady will soon be arriving at Lyric! Since its 1956 premiere, the memorable music and thrilling story have enchanted audiences of all ages.

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My Fair Lady Celebration

I Could Have Danced All Night...


After a highly successful  collaboration on last year’s The King and I Celebration, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Women’s Board and Guild Board of Directors are once again joining forces for a night of grand musical theater and entertainment.

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Community Created Performances

Community Created Performances are Back!


Last year through Lyric Unlimited’s groundbreaking Chicago Voices initiative, three incredibly unique groups were selected for a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience to bring their community’s stories to life through song. Now, we’re back for round two with another amazing batch of Chicago-based groups that are excited to share their compelling, untold stories!

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Lyric OperaBus

Upcoming Events and Lyric News


Mark your calendar for these upcoming events and activities!

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