TELL US ABOUT YOUR ARTS PARTICIPATION
This fall, the Chicago Loop Alliance is working hard to tell the story of the valuable role the arts play in our city's vitality. As a proud member of the Chicago Loop Alliance, Lyric asks you to take a few moments to participate in their survey and share the role that the arts plays in your life. You'll also be entered to win some great cultural prizes!
with the Lyric Opera Orchestra and ChorusWednesday, December 6 at 7:30pm at the United Center
For the first time in the city of Chicago, legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli will headline at the United Center on December 6 in coordination with Lyric Opera of Chicago. He will be accompanied by the acclaimed Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Eugene Kohn. He will also be joined by soprano Larisa Martinez and Broadway sensation Heather Headley. The performance will feature unique repertoire from Bocelli’s Grammy-nominated album, Cinema, special selections from the 20th Anniversary of his groundbreaking release Romanza, along with a selection of beloved traditional arias, love songs, and crossover hits. Tickets are on sale now.
A limited number of premium VIP experience tickets (including dress rehearsal access, pre-performance dinner, and main floor center section, rows 10-13) are available for $2,000 per person. Please contact Deb Hare at 312.827.5660 for more information.
CHICAGO VOICES CONCERT RECEIVES 5 MIDWEST EMMY NOMINATIONS
The Chicago Voices Concert was a one-night-only, multi-genre event that took place at the Lyric Opera House on February 4, 2017, featuring top vocalists with deep ties to Chicago. Produced by HMS Media, the Chicago Voices Concert received 5 Midwest Emmy Nominations:
• Outstanding Arts & Entertainment Special
• Outstanding On-Camera Performance: John Prine
• Outstanding On-Camera Performance: Jessie Mueller
• Outstanding Audio
• Outstanding Lighting
The winners will be announced on December 2 and we'll keep you posted on the outcome with fingers crossed.
THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING — GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC!
Do you have someone on your list that's hard to buy for? Try a Lyric Opera Gift Certificate, good for any of our performances, dining at one of our on-site restaurants, or merchandise at the OperaShop. Whether you need a unique gift for clients, want to treat your parents to Jesus Christ Superstar, or want to treat a special someone to a romantic date night, we have you covered.
Order now online or by calling Audience Services at 312.827.5600.
OPERA INSIDER SERIES CONTINUES
Ever wish you knew more about an opera before seeing it for the first time? Ever wanted a deeper understanding of an opera you already know and love? Join us for this illuminating series with music historian and opera expert David Buch. Each session will discuss a work’s creation, its composer, its musical and dramatic highlights, and its particular magic. You’ll also hear from a special guest from Lyric’s creative team who will share insights into set and costume design, interpretation, stagecraft, and more.
Purchase dates individually or as a package to save more!
$45 Individual Event
$35 Per Event when purchasing 4 or more
See individual opera dates and learn more here.
ALL ABOARD THE LYRIC BUS - $20 ROUNDTRIP TRANSPORTATION
Lyric Opera is pleased to offer luxury motor coach service from Northbrook Court Shopping Mall for weekday matinee performances. Stop by the mall early and indulge in your best-loved brands, and then avoid the hassles of traffic and public transportation. Plus, ride to the opera with fellow opera lovers! You can drive to Northbrook Court, park, and let us do the driving to the Lyric Opera House and back for just $20 round-trip on the Lyric Bus! Arrive in time to enjoy one of Lyric’s onsite restaurants or attend our free pre-opera talk one hour before the performance.
LEARN MORE and call Audience Services at 312.827.5600 to reserve your seat today!
STEP BEHIND THE FOOTLIGHTS WITH A BACKSTAGE TOUR THIS SEASON
Tourists, students, architecture fans, and arts lovers shouldn’t miss the experience of a public backstage tour of the Lyric Opera House. Given on select weekdays at 10am, these tours offer an introduction to the many areas of Lyric’s behind-the-scenes magic. New dates have been announced through April 2018 — experience a glimpse beyond the footlights and book your backstage tour today!
SPECIAL OFFER FOR LYRIC PATRONS FROM LOOKINGGLASS THEATRE
Lookingglass Theatre launches its 30th Season with the return of the award-winning, circus-infused Hard Times, now playing in the historic Water Tower Water Works on Michigan Ave. The Industrial Age is in full swing as the citizens of Coketown stumble through the smoke-choked streets. But when a small traveling circus comes to town, a ray of hope flickers through the gloom. Time Out Chicago gives Hard Times 4-stars and the Chicago Sun-Times calls it “luminous” and “exquisitely poetic.”
Save 20%* with code LYRIC20! Visit lookingglasstheatre.org or call the Box Office at 312.337.0665 to get your tickets today.
*Valid for performances through December 31.
STRAIGHT NO CHASERSaturday, December 9, 2017 at the Lyric Opera House
Two Shows! 3pm and 7:30pm
Atlantic Records recording group Straight No Chaser released their new EP, SIX PACK: VOLUME 3, last summer and announced a major U.S. tour. “The Speakeasy Tour” launched in October and lands in downtown Chicago for two performances at the Lyric Opera House on Saturday, December 9. Reserved seats ($59.50/$49.50/$39.50/$29.50) are on sale now through Ticketmaster.com, in person at the Lyric Opera House box office and by phone at 800-745-3000. For complete ticket information and other news, please see sncmusic.com/tour.
Buy tickets for Saturday, December 9 at 3pm
Buy tickets for Saturday, December 9 at 7:30pm
React + Pitchfork + October present:
with special guest Thundercat
Friday, December 29, 2017
5pm Beer tasting doors
7pm General doors
8pm Show begins
Hannibal Buress is a wildly popular comedian, writer and actor who is a favorite of fans and critics on big and small screens alike. With his first national-theater standup comedy tour sold out and The New York Times lauding him as one of the most "supremely gifted and respected" comics around, Hannibal is emerging as a comedy superstar. His third hourlong standup special Comedy Camisado is currently streaming on Netflix. He is also a cast member on Comedy Central's hit series Broad City, as well as the cohost of Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show. Buress is a favorite on the late-night circuit and has written for NBC’s Saturday Night Live as well as 30 Rock. He recently appeared in the comedy feature Daddy’s Home alongside Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, and appeared in Baywatch for Paramount Studios and Spider-Man: Homecoming film for Sony and Marvel. He also lent his voice to the animated films The Secret Life of Pets and Angry Birds.
Get your tickets now!