Welcome to Lyric Notes, Lyric Opera of Chicago's eNewsletter!In this issue of Lyric Notes, we are excited to introduce you to the productions slated for the 2018/19 Season — the classics, the premieres, and the larger-than-life. If you haven't renewed your subscription yet, there is still time! Check out what critics are saying about Mozart's romantic comedy, Così fan tutte. Then, hear from the stars of Faust and meet the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar. Catch up on all the news you need to enjoy the current month at the opera house and make future plans for more exciting Lyric experiences. We hope you enjoy this new issue and we look forward to seeing you at Lyric!
2018/19 Season Announced!
So…what’s in store? Four Lyric premieres, seven new-to-Chicago productions, and a host of special events that you can only see at Lyric! Here’s a peek at the new lineup…
Così fan tutte Reviews
A romantic comedy for the ages, Mozart’s Così fan tutte is sure to school you on love. See what critics are saying about this simple bet that puts love to the test.
A Musician for America: Lyric Celebrates Leonard Bernstein
Composer, conductor, pianist, teacher, writer — Leonard Bernstein’s talents were limitless. On March 10 Lyric will concentrate on Bernstein the composer in an extraordinary concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Stars of Lyric’s New Faust Share Their Excitement
The cast members for Lyric’s new Faust have had a devilishly good time, rehearsing with passion and gusto. Hear what some of them say about their roles and the experience.
A Q&A with Fellow Travelers Conductor Daniela Candillari
Critics and audiences alike are raving about the provocative new opera Fellow Travelers. Conductor Daniela Candillari took the time to answer a few of our questions about this compelling piece.
This April, rock out with Lyric and the newly-announced all-star cast of Jesus Christ Superstar! Last month, the Chicago cast for this Olivier Award-winning production was announced, and it includes a GRAMMY nominated artist, indie rock musicians, a London West End favorite, and more.
What’s the buzz? Check out the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar!
Our spring musicals have introduced thousands of new patrons to Lyric and allow the company to grow artistically by exploring new territory. Musical theater has evolved from grand opera and represents an important American contribution to the performing arts.
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Lyric News, Events & Offers
The latest news, upcoming dates to add to your calendar, and special offers for Lyric patrons!