After a successful run at the San Francisco Opera earlier this summer, this new-to-Lyric production of Rigoletto heads straight to Chicago! Michael Smallwood, Lyric's technical director, opens up about what moving an opera's sets, costumes, and props from one city to another really entails.
Welcome to Lyric Notes, Lyric Opera of Chicago's eNewsletter
The marquee on Washington Street may say "Gone Fishing" but truth be told, we're hard at work inside the Lyric Opera House and at other locations around the city. In this issue, we'll invite you in for a glimpse of season opening Orphée et Eurydice with the Joffrey Ballet, give you some insight into how productions get shared between companies, introduce you to the artists of the Ryan Opera Center you haven't yet met and keep you up to date on some new works being developed and new artists being nurtured through Lyric Unlimited. 2017/18 is going to be an amazing season. So, until we can personally welcome you back to Lyric, please enjoy this issue and we'll hope to see you at Millennium Park, the Harris Theater and home at the Lyric Opera House very soon.
Here is John Neumeier to share the story with you. The legendary dancer and choreographer, a native of Milwaukee who has lived and worked in Germany for decades, plays five key roles in Lyric’s new production: director, choreographer, scenic designer, costume designer, and lighting designer.
For the second year in a row, join Lyric Unlimited for a special, one-time-only performance of Community Created Performances: Stories and Songs of Chicago! As part of the groundbreaking Chicago Voices initiative, groups of Chicagoans were invited to share the untold stories of their communities through the Community Created Performances program.
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