February 24, 2023

Lyric Family Favorites: February 24

After the extraordinary success of Lyric’s first world premiere of the 2022/23 Season, The Factotum, which enjoyed a completely sold-out run at The Harris Theater and outstanding reactions from critics and audiences alike, we are eagerly anticipating the second world premiere of the season: Proximity. Watch as director Yuval Sharon, a winner of the MacArthur “Genius” Grant, explains how three new works by some of the greatest creative minds of our time come together in this bold, beautiful, heart-wrenching new opera.

Plus, don’t forget to grab tickets for the 2023/24 Season Preview event, get to know Carmen conductor Henrik Nánási, meet the creative minds behind Proximity, and learn about female composers from Carmen star Golda Schultz.

Preview the 2023/24 Season

Don’t forget to reserve your seat for an exclusive preview of Lyric Opera's upcoming 2023/24 Season! Get a sneak peek of the spectacular productions and world-renowned artists that will grace our stage. Your tickets are free with promo code VIPPREVIEW.

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Chatting with the maestro

In this Lyric interview, Henrik Nánási, who will conduct Carmen, opening March 11, discusses the contrast and rich tension in the music, the beautiful sound of the Lyric Opera Orchestra, and his advice for young musicians, plus some of his favorite moments in Carmen.

Meet the conductor

Hear from the creators of Proximity

On March 20, join legendary playwright, now librettist, Anna Deavere Smith, renowned composers Daniel Bernard Roumain and Caroline Shaw, and celebrated director Yuval Sharon for a panel conversation on Proximity, presented in collaboration with the Chicago Humanities Festival.

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Golda Schultz on songs by female composers

Hear soprano Golda Schultz, who will play Micaëla in Carmen at Lyric, join WFMT host Oliver Camacho to survey her debut album This Be Her Verse which showcases repertoire written by women, about women, highlighting the female experience. Tune in March 4 at 4:00 pm for the full program.

What if a woman wrote the song?

Photos: Joe Mazza, J Henry Fair, Dario Acosta