January 10, 2023

Lyric Music & More: January 10

In just over two weeks, on January 25, Hansel and Gretel returns to Lyric with its eye-popping sets, out-of-this-world costumes, and whimsical melodies. With so much happening on stage, it takes an experienced opera director to make sure everything goes smoothly. See what goes into running a show like this one in an interview with revival director Eric Einhorn.

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Plus, hear a new single from the creators of The Factotum and get a sense of what’s to come in the word premiere, watch the Midwest Emmy-winning film Pagliacci, learn more about tenor Charles Castronovo, and compare your New Year’s resolutions to those of some famous opera characters.

“The Scheme”

You know The Factotum is going to be great when something this cool ends up on the cutting room floor. Step into the sound world of Will Liverman and DJ King Rico's new opera with "The Scheme," now streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and iTunes.

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Pagliacci wins two Midwest Emmys

Bravi and congratulations to our team at Lyric for Pagliacci’s two Midwest Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement for Arts/Entertainment Long Form Content and Outstanding Crafts Achievement for Audio. You can still watch the entire film free by signing up.

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Spotlight on Charles Castronovo

There are certain singers who seem able to rise to even the most formidable challenges in any role in their vocal category. Tenor Charles Castronovo is one of those singers. After triumphing as Nemorino in The Elixir of Love, he returns this spring as Don José in Carmen.

Get to know him

Resolutions for a drama-free year

We're several days into 2023...how's your New Year's resolution holding up? For many of these opera characters, the answer would undoubtedly be "not well.” At the end, you can test your opera knowledge by trying to match the opera characters to their New Year’s resolutions.

Cheers to 2023

Photos: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Kyle Flubacker, Cory Weaver, Todd Rosenberg