May 07, 2021

Lyric Family Favorites: May 7

Music has a special way of connecting us to memories. This Mother’s Day weekend, we're remembering when thousands of Chicago-area families celebrated with us at The Sound of Music in 2014. This enduring classic holds a special place in our hearts, with some of the most popular and well-known songs in American culture, let alone musical theater. So here’s to the special women who helped us learn the Do-Re-Mi’s of life.

Plus, see how Sir Andrew Davis dove into The Marriage of Figaro with a series of master classes, see what critics are saying about last week’s Twilight: Gods performances, and listen to a full-length recording of Les Troyens.

Opera News: Elusive Subtleties

In November, Ryan Opera Center Ensemble members had the rare opportunity of working one-on-one with Music Director Sir Andrew Davis on excerpts from one of his favorite operas, The Marriage of Figaro. Learn more about what he brought to these master classes and get ready for the Celebrating Sir Andrew Davis virtual concert premiere on May 16.

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Chicago Tribune reviews Twilight: Gods

No doubt about it — Twilight: Gods was a genuinely unique production in Lyric’s history, taking place in a completely underground space with the audience in their own cars, driving from scene to scene and hearing the performance on their radios. See what Chicago Tribune critic Chris Jones had to say about the experience, including some stunning photos.

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Listen to Les Troyens

Experience the tidal wave of sound from the massive Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, as this theatrical tour de force unfolds with a powerhouse cast, starring Christine Goerke, Susan Graham, Brandon Jovanovich, Lucas Meachem, Christian Van Horn, and Okka von der Damerau.

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Photos: Todd Rosenberg, Kyle Flubacker