March 30, 2020

Lyric Music & More: April 21

April 21, 2020

Just as you have probably needed to take a step away from some of the people and things you love, so have the artists at Lyric Opera. And what they really love is making music together for you. It’s not surprising, then, that when Lyric had to cancel the Ring, members of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra still found a way to perform for our audience, playing individually from apartments and home studios all over the Chicago area, and — as you’ll see — very much sharing the experience together.

So this week, you’ll enjoy a thrilling performance from the “Virtual Lyric Opera Orchestra,” featuring the superb musicians who are usually below stage level in the orchestra pit for performances. You’ll also appreciate an eclectic playlist that captures music from our “Chicago Voices” project and includes selections by beloved singer-songwriter John Prine, whom we recently lost, plus an interview with Rehearsal Department Manager Ben Bell Bern, the title hit from Jesus Christ Superstar, and some fun diversions to pass the time.






“[People] are taught to have too much respect for music. They should be taught to love it instead.

Igor Stravinsky

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Photos: Todd Rosenberg, Cory Weaver