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Lawrence Brownlee and Friends: The Next Chapter

Lawrence Brownlee and Friends: The Next Chapter

Lyric's Ryan Opera Center presents a free virtual concert celebrating the depth and breadth of Black artistry, hosted by world-renowned tenor Lawrence Brownlee and featuring prominent Ryan Opera Center alumni — soprano Whitney Morrison, mezzo-soprano J'Nai Bridges, and baritone Will Liverman — and three current 2020/21 Ryan Opera Center Ensemble members — tenors Martin Luther Clark and Lunga Eric Hallam, and baritone Leroy Davis. Watch the full concert now.

For the Love of Lyric

For the Love of Lyric

For the love of music. For the love of opera. For the Love of Lyric.

Join us in celebrating the art we love with a special virtual concert featuring internationally renowned soprano Renée Fleming, Broadway sensation Heather Headley, Ailyn Pérez, Soloman Howard, J'Nai Bridges, Julia Bullock, members of The Patrick G. and Shirley Ryan Opera Center, and members of the Chicago Children's Choir, with music direction by Doug Peck.

Breaking Down the Score: Attila with Maestro Enrique Mazzola

Breaking Down the Score: Attila with Maestro Enrique Mazzola

Music Director Designate Enrique Mazzola stars in an original, engaging, and delightful web series centered on the twelve musical numbers of Verdi's Attila. In each episode, Maestro Mazzola shares a personal interpretation and reading of one of the pieces, offering unique insight into one of Verdi's early masterpieces from a conductor at the height of his craft.

Master Classes with Sir Andrew Davis

Master Classes with Sir Andrew Davis

Lyric takes you behind the scenes as Music Director Sir Andrew Davis leads a series of one-on-one master classes with Ensemble members of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, one of the premier professional artist-development programs in the world. Working with the artists on one of his favorite operas, Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, Maestro Davis shares detailed insights to help them prepare for international careers.

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2019|20 Season

Come experience all that our new season has to offer at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Lyric is ready to dazzle you with season that promises thought-provoking drama, suspense, laughter, theater that will whisk you to faraway worlds, and the visceral passion of timeless music. This is Lyric—and the 2019/20 Season is one of our biggest ever, from our grand-scale productions to our monumental Ring cycles. Please join us for the 2019/20 Season—we promise that it will be a season to remember!

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2018|19 Season

Watch trailers and get a behind the scenes look at the operas of our 2018/19 season: La bohème, IdomeneoSiegfriedIl trovatoreCendrillonElektraLa traviataAriodanteWest Side Story, An American Dream, and Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt.

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2017|18 Season

Watch trailers and get a behind the scenes look at the operas of our 2017/18 season: Orphée et EurydiceRigolettoDie WalküreThe Pearl FishersTurandotI PuritaniCosì fan tutteFaustJesus Christ Superstar, Fellow Travelers, and more.

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2016|17 Season

Watch trailers and get a behind the scenes look at the operas of our 2016/17 season: Das RheingoldLucia di LammermoorLes Troyens (The Trojans), Don QuichotteThe Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), Norma, CarmenEugene OneginMy Fair Lady, and more.

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2015|16 Season

Watch trailers and get a behind the scenes look at the operas of our 2015/16 season: The Marriage of FigaroCinderellaWozzeckThe Merry WidowBel CantoNabuccoDer RosenkavalierRomeo and JulietThe King & I, and more.

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2014|15 Season

Watch trailers and get a behind the scenes look at the operas of our 2014/15 season: Don Giovanni, Capriccio, Il trovatore, Porgy and Bess, Anna Bolena, Tosca, Tannhäuser, The Passenger, Carousel, and more.

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