Welcome to Lyric Notes, Lyric Opera of Chicago's eNewsletter!Lyric has kicked off the month of May with the successful opening of The King and I. See what critics have to say about the show and take our quiz to find out how well you know the story! Also, read why Das Rheingold should be a bucket list performance to see this fall. If you are looking for fun this summer, be sure to enjoy See Jane Sing when Jane Lynch, longtime pal Kate Flannery (Meredith/The Office), Tim Davis, who arranged the music on the hit TV show Glee (which is how most of us know Jane), and the Tony Guererro Quintet transform the Ken Pigott Stage into a night of cabaret. You can find out more about these events and other special offers at Lyric in this month's issue of Lyric Notes.
Reviews for The King and I Are In!
Known as one of the most beloved musicals of all time, Lyric’s The King and I features unforgettable songs, sumptuous costumes, a dazzling ballet sequence and even a life-size elephant! This production is one not to be missed, and here’s why:
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Why Das Rheingold at Lyric is a Must-See Experience This Fall
Das Rheingold will be a season-opener like no other in October when the curtain rises on the depths of the Rhine River and the trio of careless mermaidens guarding their gold. There are loads of reasons you’ll want to join us this fall for the first installation of Richard Wagner’s epic Ring cycle. Here are just a few:
The Quiz and I - What Do You Know About The King and I?
How well do you know the history behind Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical, The King and I? Test your knowledge with this fun quiz and see the show in all its glory.
See Jane Sing! Jane Lynch’s Merry Cabaret Act on Lyric’s Stage
Sure, the show is called “See Jane Sing,” but this is no solo songfest or grade-school primer, clever title aside. Jane Lynch, the comedian-actress-chanteuse extraordinaire, plays well with others and will bring her merrily mischievous band of musical co-conspirators to Lyric.
The Votes Are In! Meet the Groups Who Won the Chance to Sing Their Stories
Eight groups were selected to proceed to the semifinalist round for public voting as part of Chicago Voices' Community Created Performances program. We are excited to announce our finalists, the three groups who received the highest number of votes!
Upcoming Events and Lyric News
Mark your calendar for these upcoming events and activities!
Lyric Partner Events and Offers
Special offers from our partners in Chicago.