November 2015 Lyric Notes

Wozzeck Opera ReviewsA scene from Wozzeck, on stage now at Lyric

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

Welcome to your monthly edition of Lyric Notes, packed with behind-the-scenes insights and features. There is great excitement as Lyric prepares for the world premiere of Bel Canto in December — rehearsals are in full swing and free preview events (including tomorrow's chamber concert curated by composer Jimmy López) are introducing Chicago to this grand-scale new work based on the best-selling novel. Wozzeck has opened to rave reviews and audience accolades and has just four performances left, and The Merry Widow takes the stage on November 14, starring Renée Fleming and Thomas Hampson in a production from Broadway sensation Susan Stroman. Plus, preview Nabucco, learn about how to bring your book club to Bel Canto, and fill in your calendar with upcoming Lyric events!

We look forward to sharing these performances with you. Long Live Passion!

Bel Canto
A Sneak Peek: The Music of Bel Canto
The debut of Bel Canto is right around the corner and Lyric Opera is buzzing with the energy of creating a world premiere that is already drawing international audience and critical attention....


The Reviews are in for Wozzeck!
After 22 years, Alban Berg’s Wozzeck has made a triumphant return to the Lyric Opera stage and it’s the talk of the town...


The Merry Widow
Leading Man: Thomas Hampson Takes the Stage at Lyric as The Merry Widow’s Count Danilo
In Lehár’s extravagantly romantic, world-famous operetta The Merry Widow, the heroine of the title, Hanna Glawari, loses her heart to a charmer of the first order...


Bel Canto Events
Free Preview Events for Bel Canto
As Lyric prepares for the much-anticipated world premiere of Bel Canto, Lyric Unlimited is offering a series of three free, public events that explore the creation and themes of this powerful new opera...


A First Look at Nabucco with Director Matthew Ozawa
Love, death, oppression, redemption… just a few words director Matthew Ozawa uses to describe Verdi’s majestic opera Nabucco....


Backstage tours at Lyric Opera
Lyric News in Brief
Mark your calendar for upcoming events and activities!

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