August 04, 2021

Lyric Music & More: August 4

It’s hard to overstate the cultural impact of Hamilton. Even if you’ve never seen the show, you’ve likely heard some of the music. Miranda’s score brilliantly combines the musical worlds of hip-hop, jazz, and R&B with a quintessentially Broadway idiom. In her Lyric debut, Broadway star Nikki Renée Daniels, who portrayed Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton at the CIBC Theater in Chicago, gives a moving performance of the intimate song “Dear Theodosia.”  If you haven’t watched the full virtual concert The New Classics: Songs from the New Golden Age of Musical Theater, this song is guaranteed to reel you in.

Plus, plan a perfect night out at Sunday in the Park with Lyric’s Rising Stars, watch the newly released film of Twilight: Gods, solve a crossword puzzle, and get your tickets for Lyric’s 2021/22 Season!

See the stars of the future

On August 29, join us for Sunday in the Park with Lyric’s Rising Stars at 6:30pm in Millennium Park, featuring members of the Ryan Opera Center with the Lyric Opera Orchestra led by Enrique Mazzola. Before you go, read up on how to make the most of your experience.

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Watch Twilight: Gods on demand

The film of the innovative opera production Twilight: Gods, hailed by Opera News as “one of the most impressive displays of sheer theatricality Chicago has seen for some time,” is now available to watch on-demand. Reserve your free ticket to watch today.

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Test your opera knowledge

Test your knowledge of opera composers, performers and characters with a brain-tickling crossword puzzle. A little hint: each of the answers relates to one of the productions in the upcoming 2021/22 Season.

Puzzle away

Individual show tickets on sale now!

Individual show tickets for the 2021/22 Season are on sale now! Explore the season and make your plans today to experience the thrill of live opera performance. Save big and get the best seats when you buy three or more shows!


Photos: Kyle Flubacker, Darris Lee Harris