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!
“It’s shocking to me that it’s not done more often,” declares soprano Janai Brugger, who adores Idomeneo. She’s excited to return to the role of the Trojan Princess Ilia, who she portrayed at DePaul University.
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.
Lyric is excited to welcome you to the annual Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park free concert! This evening full of glorious melodies and unforgettable moments is one not to be missed.
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