April 21, 2023

Lyric Family Favorites: April 21

The curtain has fallen on the 2022/23 Opera Season at Lyric, but we’re full of excitement for the return of the most popular musical we’ve ever produced. West Side Story returns to the Lyric stage June 2 with nearly 100 artists bringing the production to life, including a recently announced cast of Broadway stars. Here to brighten up your Friday is a clip from our 2019 production, where Tony (Corey Cott) sings the iconic song “Maria.”

Plus, learn about the creation of West Side Story, check out some of the best lots from Wine Auction, reserve your tickets for Rising Stars in Concert, test your opera knowledge with a 2023/24 Season crossword puzzle, and don’t miss Renée Fleming and Evgeny Kissin in recital.

Hot and cool: The creation of West Side Story

One of the most formidable creative teams Broadway has ever seen came together to bring West Side Story into the world, and it was unlike any musical audiences had ever seen. Learn more about the origin story of one of the most enduring shows of all time in this article.

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Lots to love

Wine Auction 2023 will take place on May 13, just one month away, and we're here to dig into the world-class experiences and wine offerings this dazzling event offers. From legendary vintages to safari excursions and celebrity encounters, these are no ordinary auction items.

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Rising Stars in Concert

On May 6, join us for a showcase performance by The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center 2022/23 Ensemble with members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra. Hear the brightest rising stars of the opera world perform a variety of selections in this free concert. Use code RSIC2023 to access tickets.

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2023/24 Season crossword

Test your knowledge of opera composers, performers and characters with a brain-tickling crossword puzzle. A little hint: each of the answers relates to one of the productions in the upcoming 2023/24 Season.

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Renée Fleming and Evgeny Kissin

On Sunday, May 14, the incomparable soprano Renée Fleming and world-renowned pianist Evgeny Kissin join forces for an extraordinary event at Symphony Center. As a Lyric patron, you’re invited to enjoy 15% savings on this thrilling recital with promo code FLEMING.

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To unlock your exclusive savings, click the link above and enter promo code FLEMING. Once your promo code has been entered, add your desired seats to your order. Promotional pricing will be reflected at checkout.

Photos: Todd Rosenberg, Friedman-Abeles/Courtesy of the New York Public Library, Kyle Flubacker