October 03, 2023

Lyric Music & More: October 3

Raise a glass! The Flying Dutchman has docked at Lyric and is here through the end of this week, with the last performance on October 7. This masterpiece includes some of Wagner’s most thrilling, spectacular choruses, featuring the magnificent Lyric Opera Chorus. In this clip from the "Sailors’ Chorus," Daland's crew raises a toast to fair seas as they welcome aboard their lady loves. Moored near the Dutchman's ship, the sailors' festivities come to an abrupt end when the ghostly crew mocks their merry-making.

Plus, learn about the new SoundShirt, get to know Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment, see some of Enrique Mazzola’s favorite Chicago haunts, make your reservations at The Florian, and get your cinema fix with the Chicago Film Festival.

Introducing the SoundShirt

Lyric Opera of Chicago introduces the SoundShirt, an innovative new device allowing the deaf and hard of hearing to feel live music through vibrations. Supported by grants, it's a pioneering step towards greater opera accessibility. SoundShirts are available to reserve now.

Get to know The Daughter of the Regiment

Last performed at Lyric fifty years ago, Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment is a guaranteed delight, filled with side-splitting laughs and dazzling vocal fireworks. Learn more about the story, the music, and why this production is a must-see in this short article.

Read on

Enrique Mazzola’s favorite spots

Curious about where Enrique Mazzola goes when he’s not rehearsing or conducting at the Opera House? From the Magnificent Mile to his favorite food spots, Mazzola shares his insights on the city's cultural gems and hidden record shop treasures.


Your table awaits

Elevate your Lyric Opera experience at The Florian, conveniently located on the third floor of the Lyric Opera House. Indulge in prime rib, classic cocktails, and an extensive wine list. Reservations are now open for pre-show dining and intermission service.

Bon appetit

Chicago International Film Festival

Looking for drama in between operas? The 59th Chicago International Film Festival is back for a 12-day non-stop thrill ride of cinematic storytelling! From highly anticipated premieres to the best in international film, find your next favorite film October 11th-22nd.

Roll tape

Photos: Todd Rosenberg, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Tristam Kenton/Royal Opera House, Joe Mazza