Welcome to Lyric Notes, Lyric Opera of Chicago's eNewsletter

The countdown is on to the start of our 2018/19 Season opening with Puccini's passionate La bohéme, but first our much anticipated Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park event is just around the corner! In this issue, we'll invite you in for more information about our Opening Night Opera Ball, the special opportunity to see the spectacular Anna Netrebko in recital, an insider's interview with Janai Brugger — star of the upcoming Idomoneo, your guide to a night of music under the stars at Millennium Park, and how the worlds of Opera and Broadway collide within La bohéme and Jonathan Larson's Rent

The upcoming season is full of not-to-be-missed experiences — Lyric premieres, new productions, and artist debuts. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lyric Opera of Chicago and can't wait to share this exciting new season with you!

Opera on Broadway: La bohème vs. Rent

Whether you’re an opera lover or a Broadway fanatic, you’ve probably heard by now that the 1996 musical Rent was loosely based on the 1896 opera La bohème. Let us walk you through the similarities…



Anna Netrebko Will Thrill You at Lyric

Netrebko is in her glorious prime. The Russian soprano has absolutely got it all – everything that makes a great singing career: the voice, the looks, the acting ability, the charisma, the sheer dazzle that can turn an audience into instant, wildly enthusiastic fans.

Opera Ball 2018

Experience the magic of La bohème with a night of passion and glamour. Walk the red-carpet entrance to the beautiful, historic Lyric Opera House with photographers on hand to capture every moment.

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