September 2015 Lyric Notes

Second Nature at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Lawrence Brownlee: Prince of Tenors

Lawrence Brownlee: Prince of Tenors When Ohio-born tenor Lawrence Brownlee debuts at Lyric in one of his signature roles, Prince Ramiro in Rossini’s Cinderella, Chicago audiences will finally experience firsthand the voice, style, and presence that have conquered one major company after another over the past decade.
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Creating the Dance

Creating the Dance Lyric’s stage will be awhirl this fall with the eye-catching song-and-dance numbers that are central to Franz Lehár’s delightful operetta The Merry Widow. Director-choreographer Susan Stroman has assembled a crack ensemble of dancers – eight women and four men – who will be joined by four dancing men from Lyric’s chorus.
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Creating the Vision

Creating the Vision A lavish double staircase, furnished bookshelves, a pristine grand piano and a glittering chandelier grace the stage of the Ardis Krainik Theatre. Surtitles are displayed above the screen and a radiant beam of light shines onto the center of the stage. However, the lyrics go unsung. The red velvet seats are empty.
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Creating the Journey

Creating the Journey Think of three totally contrasting operas from Lyric’s last decade – what about Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Strauss's Elektra?  Three works from three different centuries, wildly different in style, but they had one important common asset at Lyric: director David McVicar.
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Bel Canto - Page to Stage

Bel Canto - Page to Stage As Lyric prepares to present the world premiere of Bel Canto, debuting on December 7 of this year, now is the perfect time to immerse yourself in the written work that started it all.  Bel Canto, the best-selling novel by Ann Patchett, is the early fall focus of many book groups.
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Lyric News in Brief

Lyric News in Brief Ryan Opera Center Final Auditions — a new, free performance of the Lyric Unlimited opera for kids, Second Nature — the launch of an Opera Bus program and more! Dates and details for upcoming programs you’ll want to enjoy.
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Special Offers

Special Offers Being a Lyric patron has its privileges! Enjoy a special deal from our friends at Ravinia — available to you only through Lyric Opera.
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