May 04, 2023

Lyric Music & More: May 4

Widely respected internationally in both major opera houses and on Broadway, director Francesca Zambello will again be lending her unique vision to Lyric’s production of West Side Story. In this video interview, she explains why Lyric’s production is “a really unique experience of one of our most iconic pieces of music theater.”

Plus, raise your paddles at Lyric’s Wine Auction, watch a clip of “Gee, Officer Krupke” from West Side Story, see why The Scorpions’ Sting is the perfect show to introduce the young people in your life to opera, don’t miss Rising Stars in Concert, either in person or on the radio, and get a special discount for FACETS from our friends at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

Raise your paddles

Wine Auction 2023 takes place May 13 — less than two weeks away! There’s still time to reserve tickets for this extraordinary event where you’ll have the chance to bid on some of the world’s greatest wine, luxury trips, and one-of-a-kind experiences. Don’t miss this marquee fundraising event!

Reserve tickets

Watch “Gee, Officer Krupke”

In this clip from the delightful comedy number “Gee, Officer Krupke” from West Side Story, Action, Riff, and the other Jets explain that they’re not delinquents, just misunderstood. Experience “musical theater euphoria!” (Chicago Sun-Times) this June — get your tickets today.

The Scorpions’ Sting

There are still a limited number of tickets left for The Scorpions’ Sting at Logan Center for the Arts, an original opera for kids ages 7-12 that will capture the imagination of the entire family. Introduce the young people in your life to the wonderful world of opera with this delightful show.

Begin the journey

Rising Stars in Concert

This Saturday, May 6, the Ryan Opera Center Ensemble takes the Lyric stage for a showcase performance. All Lyric donors and subscribers are invited to reserve free tickets for the performance, and the concert will be broadcast on WFMT on Sunday, May 21 at 5:00 p.m.

Mark your calendar

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago presents FACETS

From our friends at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: Following their sold-out run at the MCA, HSDC presents FACETS at the Harris Theater, May 18-21! Tickets start at $15, and Lyric patrons get 20% off with code HSFACETS.

Let's go

Photos: Todd Rosenberg, Michael Brosilow, Kyle Flubacker

Hubbard Street Dancer Abdiel Figueroa Reyes. Photo by Michelle Reid, styling by Imani Sade.