March 01, 2022

Lyric Music & More: March 1

On Saturday, March 12, soprano Michelle Bradley makes her Lyric and role debut when she takes the stage as Floria Tosca. She’ll be in great hands under the stage direction of Louisa Muller, who has directed a number of Lyric productions including Madama Butterfly, Carmen, and La bohème. The two artists sat down to discuss what makes this show special and what it means to each of them. Hear what they had to say in this edition of “Mixing it Up.”

Plus, find out what it meant to Fire Shut Up in My Bones composer Terence Blanchard to write his first opera, Champion, learn more about Tosca conductor Eun Sun Kim, get all the details of the 2022/23 Season, make your dinner plans at The Florian, and learn about new internship opportunities at Lyric.

Terence Blanchard: My First Opera

Before he composed Fire Shut Up in My Bones, Terence Blanchard wrote his first opera, Champion, co-commissioned by Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and Jazz Saint Louis. Learn more about how his music career and background led him to break into opera.

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Making magic on the podium

Conductor Eun Sun Kim will make her Lyric debut with Tosca this month after making her Metropolitan Opera debut last month to rave reviews. Learn more about this multi-faceted artist and how she handles the intense demands of the job in an interview with former Lyric dramaturg Roger Pines.

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World premieres — and tradition!

There is a lot to be excited about next season. From beloved masterworks to new Lyric commissions, the works presented span centuries and a wide array of styles. Dig into all the details of the dramatic stories and starring artists in this in-depth article.

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Dine at The Florian

Joining us at Lyric this spring? Make it an evening with dinner at The Florian, Lyric’s newly renovated third floor restaurant. The Florian provides an elegant, prix fixe dining experience exclusively for Lyric Opera patrons. Reservations are available now.

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Internships at Lyric

Interested in building a career in the arts or know someone who is? Lyric Opera of Chicago is excited to launch a paid internship program starting in Summer 2022. Applications are now open for our summer internship positions. Apply now or encourage a friend!

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Photos: Todd Rosenberg, Cedric Angeles, Marc Oliver LeBlanc/San Francisco Opera, Javier del Real/Teatro Real