Lyric News, Events & Offers for September 2017

Lyric Notes Upcoming Events

REMINDER: STARS OF LYRIC OPERA AT MILLENNIUM PARK 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 at 7:30PM 

Each September, Chicago's music lovers come out to experience the Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park, a free concert under the stars. Pack your picnic basket and bring your friends to enjoy a performance featuring acclaimed Lyric star voices with the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus. The Millennium Park concert is sure to whet your appetite for the much-anticipated season opening with excerpts from Rigoletto, Turandot, Die Walküre, The Pearl Fishers, Orphée and Eurydice, Faust, and more. The star lineup will include Andriana Chuchman, Dmitry Korchak, Eric Owens, Matthew Polenzani, and many others as Maestro Andrew Davis leads the Lyric Orchestra and Chorus. Join us!  Learn more

Eugene Onegin at Lyric Opera of Chicago

RYAN OPERA CENTER FINAL AUDITIONS

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 at 12 Noon
 
On Saturday, September 9, some of the brightest young operatic talent in the world will vie for highly coveted spots in the 2018/19 Ensemble of the 
The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center. Lyric’s Ryan Opera Center is one of the most comprehensive training grounds in the world for rising operatic talent, with alumni who have gone on to star roles at the most acclaimed international stages. The Final Auditions are the culmination of an intensive audition process, and Lyric Opera donors, subscribers, and ticket buyers have the opportunity to attend this day of thrilling music-making at no cost. If you’re a current ticketholder for the season, keep an eye on your inbox for your invitation to this special event where you can catch some of the most promising voices of our time!

Lyric Opera of Chicago Box Office Hours

OPERA INSIDER SERIES LAUNCHES THIS MONTH


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 – starting with Orphée et Eurydice on September 12 and Rigoletto on September 26. Learn more here.

Lyric Opera of Chicago Backstage Tours

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 Civic 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.

Call Lyric’s Audience Services department at 312.827.5600 to purchase bus tickets for your ride to the opera! LEARN MORE and call Audience Services at 312.827.5600 to reserve your seat today!


Lyric Bus

EXCITING NEW OPTIONS FOR YOUR DINING AND REFRESHMENT PLEASURE AT LYRIC!


The start of Lyric’s new season this month signals a fresh start for Lyric hospitality services. Here’s what awaits you!

  • New menus and staffing by Jewell Events Catering for The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room (prix fixe) and the Florian Opera Bistro (à la carte).
  • New Featured Chef program, with top Chicago chefs on hand for each opera’s opening performance to introduce their signature entrées to Pedersen Room diners.
  • New Cheers Champagne Bar, situated between Aisles 3 & 4 on the main floor, serving an exclusive assortment of Champagnes and sparkling wines, for all performances plus sparkling specialty cocktails like bellinis and mimosas.
  • The Sushi Bar, now situated between Aisles 5 & 6 on the main floor, open for Friday evening performances throughout the season, and for all evening performances of Die Walküre.

Restaurant reservations open on September 5 for subscribers, September 25 for all other patrons. For more information and to make reservations, click here or call 312-827-5600.



Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room

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!



My Fair Lady at Lyric Opera of Chicago

LYRIC OPERA PRESENTS CHOIR! CHOIR! CHOIR!


Saturday, October 21 at 8pm


Lyric Opera of Chicago is thrilled to present international singing phenomenon Choir! Choir! Choir! at the Lyric Opera House (20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago) on Saturday, October 21 at 8pm. Hailed by The New Yorker as “a profound way for people to connect and interact,” Choir! Choir! Choir! blurs the lines between being an audience member and a performer by bringing strangers together to sing popular songs. 

All attendees will receive a sheet of music lyrics, be evenly divided based on voice types and ranges, and taught vocal harmonies. Magically, a beautifully unified choir will be formed within only 90 minutes. Tickets for this family-friendly event, taking place in Lyric’s gorgeous art-deco style Rice Grand Foyer, are just $25 and are available now. There are no auditions and no experience is needed to participate.



Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room

YOGA AT THE OPERA


Wednesday, September 6 at 5:30pm

Join Lyric Opera and CorePower Yoga West Loop for Glow Flow Yoga inside the beautiful Lyric Opera House! Illuminate with black lights and glow sticks as you align your senses and balance with this unique night of yoga. 

Once a month, CPY's Stacey Caron and Marissa Khalaf will lead a one-hour yoga class right in the heart of the Loop. The stunning setting of the Rice Grand Foyer is an epic place to breathe, move, and explore your yoga practice outside of the studio walls. We cannot wait to have you!

Please bring a mat, towel, water, workout clothes, and an open heart. Black lights and glow sticks provided for all students. It is sure to be an OM-azing time!

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Yoga at the Opera



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