January 28, 2022

Lyric Family Favorites: January 28

After spending December conducting in Europe, Music Director Enrique Mazzola is back in Chicago preparing for a busy February full of exciting performances. In just four days, on February 1, he will join General Director, President, and CEO Anthony Freud to announce the 2022/23 Season. Then, on February 5, he conducts the 2021/22 Ryan Opera Center Ensemble in Rising Stars in Concert, and the very next day he leads the Lyric Opera Orchestra with soprano Tamara Wilson and tenor Russell Thomas in Verdi Voices. We hope you’ll join us for one or all of these opportunities — plus, watch the virtual concert Sole e Amore (Sun and Love) featuring Enrique at the piano before it expires on February 21!

Then, don’t forget to sign up to watch the virtual season preview, vote for us in Chicago Reader’s Best of Chicago, and tune in for a Ryan Opera Center recital on WFMT.

Virtual Season Preview

Be among the first to hear directly from Lyric leadership about the full 2022/23 Season line-up, and the behind-the-scenes planning that went into developing it. Chicago media personality Andrea Darlas will moderate the event and field live questions from the chat.

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Best of Chicago

Don't forget to cast your ballot in the Chicago Reader's annual Best of Chicago poll before voting ends on February 2. Lyric is nominated for "Best Opera Company" and "Best new local opera production" under Arts & Culture, as well as "Best venue for classical music" under Music & Nightlife!

Cast your vote


Ryan Opera Center members in recital

Tune in to WFMT 98.7 on February 6 at 7:00 pm for a diverse program of music featuring members of the 2021/22 Ryan Opera Center Ensemble including mezzo-soprano Katherine DeYoung, pianist Chris Reynolds, and pianist Donald Lee III.

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Happy (belated) birthday, Mozart!

Happy Birthday to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who was born on January 27, 1756! Celebrate with our series of master classes on The Marriage of Figaro, led by former music director Sir Andrew Davis. They’re all available to watch on demand on our YouTube channel.

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Photos: Kyle Flubacker, Darris Lee Harris Photography, Ken Howard, Jaclyn Simpson