October 2015 Lyric Notes

The Marriage of Figaro at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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

It’s officially autumn in Chicago, which can only mean one thing for Lyric fans – the opera season is in full swing!

Inside this issue, we’ll catch you up on what critics and audiences have to say about Barbara Gaines’s all-new production of The Marriage of Figaro, look forward to the opening of Cinderella, and move a little further into the season with behind-the-scenes features and insights into Wozzeck, The Merry Widow, and the world premiere of Bel Canto.

Enjoy this edition of your e-newsletter and we look forward to welcoming you to the opera house.

Long Live Passion!


The Marriage of Figaro
They Said What? Critical Praise for The Marriage of Figaro
Did the stars align for Lyric’s all-new production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro?  It certainly had all the right ingredients...

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Cinderella
It’s All About the Hair: Creating character with wigs
You wouldn’t want to sit behind these sisters at the opera. Not with That Hair. But you definitely want to see them onstage...

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Wozzeck
Begin the Journey…Sir Andrew and Sir David invite you to experience Wozzeck
Alban Berg’s raw, powerful and devastatingly moving Wozzeck is returning to Lyric for the first time in 22 years...

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The Merry Widow
Susan Stroman on The Merry Widow
All of us at Lyric have been delighted to catch a glimpse of director-choreographer Susan Stroman in the opera house...

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Danielle De Niese
Raring to Go: Danielle de Niese readies herself for Bel Canto
When Lyric asked Danielle de Niese to star as diva Roxane Coss in the world premiere of Bel Canto, “I was completely beside myself – really gobsmacked,”...

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

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Lyric Opera Social Media
Social Media at Lyric Opera
Striving to be The Great North American Opera Company for the 21st century means adapting to advancements in technology...

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Harris Theater
Special Offers
Being a Lyric patron has its privileges! Enjoy this special deal from our friends at The Harris Theater of Music and Dance — a special discount pass only available to Lyric fans.

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