Lyric Music & More: January 5

Happy New Year! With plenty of great virtual content to enjoy and more to come this year, there are an abundance of reasons to stay inside and enjoy the comforts of home. So get cozy during the January deep-freeze and enjoy “Let It Snow,” performed by Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center Ensemble first-year mezzo-soprano Katherine Beck and first-year pianist Chris Reynolds.

Plus, learn more about the opera Fire Shut Up in My Bones, read interviews with parents across Chicagoland, see J’Nai Bridges sing “Ride On, King Jesus” from Lawrence Brownlee & Friends: The Next Chapter, and kick off 2021 with Pasión Latina.

Ryan Opera Center At Work: “Let it Snow”

Fire Shut Up In My Bones

A brilliant new opera from Terence Blanchard

Lyric is thrilled to produce the Chicago premiere of Fire Shut Up In My Bones in the 2021/22 Season. Learn more about composer Terence Blanchard and the story behind this opera based on the moving memoir by Charles M. Blow. 

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Thoughts on Parenthood

An interactive arts project

Hear stories about what it means to be a parent in Chicago from families in communities across the city in the interactive arts project Thoughts on Parenthood. In excerpts from interviews with dozens of parents, you’ll hear their greatest hopes, biggest needs and proudest moments.

Meet the families

“Ride On, King Jesus”

J’Nai Bridges follows in the tradition of Leontyne Price, Jessye Norman, and Kathleen Battle

In an excerpt from Lawrence Brownlee & Friends: The Next Chapter, mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges sings the stirring spiritual “Ride On, King Jesus.” Bridges’ performance in July marked the world premiere of this arrangement by composer Shawn E. Okpebholo.

Kick off 2021 with Pasión Latina

Music to motivate you

If you’re in need of a soundtrack to get your 2021 off to a moving start, we have just the thing. Start the new year on a high note with Pasión Latina, streaming now on Facebook and YouTube.

Find Your Passion

Photos: Dan Chung/Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Todd Rosenberg