Upcoming Events and Lyric News - May 2016

Upcoming Events at Lyric Opera of Chicago

The Graham Room at Lyric Opera

Great Theater and Great Meals for The King and I

Make your King and I experience complete by planning to dine at one of Lyric’s wonderful on-site restaurants — offering maximum convenience and a delicious dining experience right within the beautiful Civic Opera House. Lyric’s Pedersen Room offers fantastic art-deco ambiance and a view of arriving theatergoers on Wacker Drive, and the Florian Bistro is perfect for more casual dining and light bites around performance times. At select performances, Lyric’s Graham Room will also be open to the public with a prix-fixe, coursed menu. Learn more about Lyric’s dining options at lyricopera.org/dining today!

The King and I Celebration

Tickets still available for The King and I Celebration Onstage After Party on Saturday, May 7!

Looking for a great last-minute date idea? Check out The King and I Celebration this Saturday, May 7. The cocktail party and dinner are sold out, but you can still get tickets to the 7:30pm performance and enjoy an onstage after party on the set of The King and I!

Click here to RSVP.

Lyric Opera Backstage Tours

Lyric Opera Backstage Tours – Just $15

New Dates Added for Lyric Public Backstage Tours This Summer

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!

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 Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30 pm. Famed soprano Christine Brewer, who was last seen on Lyric’s stage as the Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music, will be featured along with Ryan Opera Center Ensemble members mezzo-soprano Annie Rosen and tenor Jesse Donner. Craig Terry, Ryan Opera Center music director and Beyond the Aria artistic director, will be at the piano.

Learn more and reserve tickets.   

Opera Club TEN Exhibit

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. Closes May 22.

The Marriage of Figaro Broadcast on WFMT

Enjoy Lyric’s magnificent 61st season again starting May 14 on WFMT!

Lyric’s 2015-16 season is yours to enjoy again every Saturday May 14 through July 9! The Lyric Opera Broadcasts of the 2015-16 Lyric Opera of Chicago season will be rebroadcast internationally by The WFMT Radio Network and heard locally on 98.7WFMT. They may also be streamed on WFMT.com. The Saturday broadcasts begin at 12 noon CDT. 

View the opera broadcast schedule here.

The Marriage of Figaro Broadcast on WFMT

Tracy Morgan and Sarah Silverman & Friends

There's even more comedy heading to the Lyric's Civic Opera House in two newly added special performances.  Catch national stars Tracy Morgan (June 1) and Sarah Silverman & Friends (June 5) as part of the 26th Annual Comedy Festival, being presented by The Onion and The A.V. Club.  

Get more information and buy tickets here.