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Happy Spring! The 2017/18 Opera Season was a huge success and has come to a close — and we wanted to take a moment to say thank you for helping to make it unforgettable! 

Our backstage area stays electric with rehearsals starting this week for Jesus Christ Superstar. In this edition of Lyric Notes, you can read all about the history of this iconic rock musical and the Olivier Award-winning production making its North American premiere on Lyric's stage starting April 27. 

Looking for ways to interact with Lyric before the musical is in full swing? Online bidding is now active for Wine Auction and Family Day is right around the corner. Looking forward to the 2018/19 Season? Learn about some of the most anticipated artist debuts for La bohèmeIdomeneo, and Siegfried

We hope you enjoy this month's issue and look forward to welcoming you to Lyric!

Exciting Artist Debuts Ahead

Coming to Lyric this fall — exceptional singers you won’t want to miss! These debut artists are sure to captivate you at the start of the season. Here are just a few to anticipate.



Rock. Opera. Revolution.

One of the most memorable musical theater achievements of the 20th century did not begin as a theatrical experience. Instead, this revolution began in homes and churches and dorm rooms, with a few dollars spent at the record store.

Wine Auction 2018

Wine Auction is lauded by many as Lyric’s most elegant evening, and there are many ways to get involved, even from the comfort of your own home.

What's In Store for Lyric's First-Ever Family Day

Lyric is excited to announce that our inaugural Family Day at Lyric has reached capacity! With behind-the-scenes demonstrations, activities, and performances, this event will allow children of all ages to get an inside look into the exciting world of opera.

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