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

Come celebrate the holidays with Lyric as you enjoy reading this month's issue of Lyric Notes. See how critics are raving about Lyric's heartwarming production of Don Quichotte and catch a behind-the-scenes look at the new production of The Magic Flute. We are all eagerly awaiting Lyric Unlimited's presentation of Charlie Parker's Yardbird and share five reasons why you should be excited to see it, too.  As always, we are grateful for your support and for your generosity in sharing the gift of Lyric with others. Happy Holidays.



Don Quichotte Wins All Hearts at Lyric

The weather outside was frightful, but the sun-dappled and starlit scenes onstage were delightful as Lyric’s heartwarming presentation of Don Quichotte opened November 19. Here’s a small sampling of the rave reviews.

The Magic Flute Reimagined

Director Neil Armfield has had a lifelong attraction to The Magic Flute. “At its heart,” he says, “are such generosity, such love of music, such a sense of play.”

5 Reasons to See Charlie Parker's Yardbird

Lyric Unlimited is excited to present the Chicago premiere of Charlie Parker's YardbirdBased on the story of legendary saxophonist and bebop artist Charlie Parker, this is an electrifying and exciting jazz-infused opera.

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