October 22, 2021

Lyric Family Favorites: October 22

After an incredibly exciting opening to the 2021/22 Season with Macbeth and The Elixir of Love, we’re gearing up for the next show — Barrie Kosky and 1927’s innovative production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. You may have seen this beloved opera before  but you've never seen it like this. In this in-depth article, see how these creative forces came together to collaborate and why this production is so unique.

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Plus, your last week to stream Twilight: Gods, enjoy a spooky scene from Macbeth, learn more about the celebrated opera Proving Up, and read about why Florencia en el Amazonas is one of the most exciting shows to see this fall.

Stream Twilight: Gods

The film of Lyric’s critically acclaimed Twilight: Gods is streaming for one more week only! The stream expires on October 29. Don’t miss experiencing the show that Opera News called “one of the most impressive displays of sheer theatricality Chicago has seen for some time.”

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The Witches’ Sabbath from Macbeth

Are you ready for Halloween? In this spooky scene from Lyric’s recent production, called “a fine, spooky Macbeth” by the Chicago Tribune, the witches (performed here by members of the Lyric Opera Chorus) dance around a bubbling cauldron as they prepare for their sabbath.

Get to know Proving Up

Learn more about this latest collaboration by a creative team that is fast becoming hugely sought-after: composer Missy Mazzoli, recently named 2022 Composer of the Year by Musical America, and librettist Royce Vavrek.

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Florencia and other fall highlights

Chicago Sun-Times named Florencia en el Amazonas one of the highlights of Chicago’s fall cultural season. This masterpiece by Mexico’s finest opera composer, Daniel Catán, is the first Spanish-language opera to be presented as part of Lyric’s mainstage opera season.

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Photos: Cory Weaver/LA Opera, Kyle Flubacker, Ken Howard, Marylene May, Lynn Lane/Houston Grand Opera