April 06, 2023

Lyric Music & More: April 6

In collaboration with librettist Anna Deavere Smith, composer Daniel Bernard Roumain brings his distinctive style to The Walkers in Proximity, creating "a rich, captivating and sometimes cinematic score tinged variously with elements of jazz, blues and especially rap” (Chicago Sun-Times). Hear from the composer in this interview and see why he believes the commission “offers hope.”

Plus, watch Andrei Kymach perform the "Toreador Song" from Carmen, get to know baritone Lucia Lucas, and see your special offers for Steppenwolf's Last Night and the Night Before and Mozart Immersive.

“Toreador Song”

In this iconic scene from Carmen, we are introduced to the boastful bullfighter, Escamillo (sung here by Ukrainian baritone Andrei Kymach in his Lyric debut). Swaggering around Lillas Pastia's, he catches Carmen's eye, much to the chagrin of her current flame, Don José.

Spotlight on Lucia Lucas

Transgender baritone Lucia Lucas recently made her Lyric debut in Proximity, where she performed the starring role in Caroline Shaw’s Four Portraits. Learn more about this rising artist, where she got her start, and how she is constantly refining her skills as an artist.

Get to know her

Last Night and the Night Before

Our friends at Steppenwolf are happy to offer Lyric patrons 2-for-1 tickets to the Chicago premiere of Last Night and the Night Before. Use code LYRIC to unlock discount tickets* to this poetic portrait of Black, queer and familial love (April 6–May 14).

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*Limit two tickets per order. Offer excludes seating in Zone A. Offer expires April 15, 2023.

Mozart Immersive

Our friends at Mozart Immersive: The Soul of a Genius invite you to step inside one of the greatest of all musical minds with this captivating, surreal exhibit at Lighthouse Art Space Chicago. Lyric patrons save 15% on tickets** with promo code LYRIC15.


**Excludes date night packages.

Photos: Todd Rosenberg, Michael Brosilow