November 2017 Lyric Notes

Die Walkure at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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

November is a month for giving thanks, and Lyric is grateful for the wonderful support and enthusiasm of our audience as we've opened a new season! In this issue of Lyric Notes, we invite you to join us for some amazing on-stage performances all month long. Read what critics have to say about our all-new production and next installation of the Ring cycle, Die Walküre. Once you've learned more about this epic story, you'll surely want to join us for an upcoming performance. Matthew Polenzani and Mariusz Kwiecień return to Lyric's stage in The Pearl Fishers starting November 19; discover new dining options for an enhanced opera experience; and find out how Turandot and other productions at Lyric make for a great holiday gift. We look forward to sharing more great performances this season with you!

Die Walkure at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric’s New Production of Die Walküre Thrills and Astonishes


Our brand-new production of  opened to great acclaim on November 1, with seven performances through November 30 to engage the hearts, minds, and senses of Lyric audience. Here’s a sampling of the accolades.

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Matthew and Mariusz: Dynamic Duo

Matthew and Mariusz: Dynamic Duo


When they’re onstage, Matthew Polenzani and Mariusz Kwiecień create magic together. This season they’re soon to star as Nadir and Zurga in The Pearl Fishers.

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Dining at Lyric

Dinner and a Show — the Perfect Pairing


Why not improve upon an evening of exceptional opera by adding an exceptional meal? Lyric has taken dining to a whole new level this season, and we can’t wait to help complete your experience by pairing pasta and Puccini, veal and Verdi, or wine and Wagner.

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Support Lyric Unlimited

Bring the Arts to Thousands of Young Chicagoans This Season

Your gift to our education programs will be matched dollar-for-dollar this fall!

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Choir Choir Choir

Second Date Announced for Choir! Choir! Choir! at Lyric


If you missed your chance to sing under the lights of Lyric Opera with Choir! Choir! Choir! last month, don’t fret! Warm up those vocal cords and get ready to sing your heart out when the participatory music phenomenon heads to the Windy City for an encore engagement.

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Turandot at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Turandot and More — Your Perfect Chance to Go Big for Holiday Entertainment and Gift-Giving!


Give your family, friends, and/or professional colleagues a stocking-stuffer to knock their socks off — tickets to Turandot, or, even better, a package of seats to several operas and special events in the 2017/18 Season.

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Lyric OperaBus

Lyric News, Events & Offers


The latest news, upcoming dates to add to your calendar, and special offers for Lyric patrons!

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