October 20, 2023

Lyric Family Favorites: October 20

On November 12, Janáček's haunting and emotionally charged opera Jenůfa will take the Lyric stage. Starring in the two principal roles are two of the finest dramatic sopranos of our time: Lise Davidsen makes her Lyric debut as Jenůfa; and the legendary Nina Stemme returns as the Kostelnička. Learn more about these opera superstars in this profile.

Meet the stars

Plus, get a look at the set design for The Daughter of the Regiment, learn more about Lyric’s production of Jenůfa, get to know Lyric favorite Alessandro Corbelli, get your tickets for Beyond the Aria, get in the spooky mood with operatic chills and thrills, check out Hubbard Street Dance’s fall program, and don’t miss Davóne Tines in recital.

The set design of The Daughter of the Regiment

Laurant Pelly's acclaimed production of The Daughter of the Regiment brings to mind a vision of toy soldiers marching over folded maps. In this conversation, set designer Chantal Thomas discusses the visual inspiration behind this fun and frothy Donizetti comedy, onstage November 4-25.

Take a tour

Get to know Jenůfa

Janáček’s dark and stunning masterpiece Jenůfa is on stage at Lyric November 12-26. Dive into the profoundly moving story, learn more about the cast and characters, and see what makes this production exceptional in this informative article.

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Spotlight on Alessandro Corbelli

Discover the comedic genius of Alessandro Corbelli, hailed by Opera News as a "one of the great comic baritones of the late 20th century.” Follow his remarkable journey from Italy to Lyric Opera of Chicago, where he's set to delight audiences in The Daughter of the Regiment and Cinderella this season.

Get inspired

Beyond the Aria

Join great artists on the stage of the Pritzker Pavilion on November 6 for Beyond the Aria with mezzo-soprano Ronnita Miller, who will perform in The Daughter of the Regiment in the role of the Marquise, along with Artistic Director and pianist Craig Terry.

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Operatic chills and thrills

Just in time for Halloween, take a look back at some of the spookiest operas that have graced our stage. From witches and ghosts to murderous barbers, this list is sure to get you in the spirit of the season. Plus enjoy a playlist of some of our favorite haunting melodies from these eerie operas!

Get spooked

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: Fall Series

A special offer from our friends at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: enjoy 20% off tickets for their Fall Series: Of Peace at the Harris Theater November 2-5, featuring works by Darrell Grand Moultrie, Lar Lubovitch, and Aszure Barton. Use promo code HSPEACE before selecting your seats.

Love dance

Hearing in Color Presents: Davóne Tines Recital No.1: MASS

Enjoy a special offer from our friends at Hearing in Color. Get $20 tickets for nationally acclaimed Bass-Baritone Davóne Tines in his critically acclaimed Recital No. 1: MASS at Epiphany Center for the Arts on November 5 at 2:00 p.m. Use promo code HIC20 at checkout.

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Photos: Neda Navaee, Morten Krogvold, Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera, Tristram Kenton/Royal Opera House, Todd Rosenberg, Noah Morrison