August 08, 2023

Lyric Music & More: August 8

The 2023/24 Season sets sail on September 23 with Wagner’s brilliant The Flying Dutchman. A ghostly tale of love, obsession, and redemption, this story follows a cursed sailor, doomed to wander the Earth, and the woman who falls under his spell. Get ready for this epic show with this helpful summary of the plot, characters, and what to expect from Lyric’s production.

Anchors away

Plus, watch Lawrence Brownlee — one of the stars of this fall’s The Daughter of the Regiment — sing in a clip from Le Comte Ory, introduce the young people in your life to opera with Jason and the Argonauts, see opera’s next big stars in the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center’s Final Auditions, and listen to full-length opera recordings from Lyric.

Lawrence Brownlee in Le Comte Ory

Lyric favorite Lawrence Brownlee returns this fall in Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment. In this high-flying Act One aria from Le Comte Ory, Count Ory — a crafty nobleman disguised as a wise hermit — offers love advice to the ladies of the town.

Bring your young ones to the opera

Introduce the young people in your life to the wonderful world of opera with Jason and the Argonauts. In his quest to take back the throne, Jason and his allies face sharp rocks, dangerous creatures, and more trials that ultimately teach them what it means to be a hero.

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Ryan Opera Center Final Auditions

Join us to watch more than 20 finalists representing the world’s finest emerging artists audition for a spot in the Ryan Opera Center’s 2024/25 Ensemble. This is a unique opportunity to hear opera’s future stars and participate by voting for the Audience Favorite Award.

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Lyric Audio Streaming

If you're craving the sound of grand opera, Lyric's on-demand audio streams of past works are a great way to give your day a thrilling soundtrack. Listen to classic operas like La traviata, The Barber of Seville, La bohème, and more, all recorded at Lyric.

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Photos: Todd Rosenberg, Lyric Opera of Chicago