Giacomo Puccini’s glorious final opera, Turandot, opens in an extravagant production not previously seen on Lyric’s stage. It showcases the composer’s magnificent melodic outpourings and reveals Puccini at his peak as a creator of exotically beautiful orchestration.
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As you know, Turandot opens tonight, and in this issue you can learn all you need to know before seeing a performance. We also share comments from critics raving about the eye-popping production and lush sounds of The Pearl Fishers.
We hope you are sharing our excitement at the return of tenor Lawrence Brownlee in I Puritani and Cycles of My Being, a one-night- only performance, new co-commission by Lyric Unlimited, Opera Philadelphia, and Carnegie Hall. There will be more information coming your way soon.
As always, we are grateful for your support and for your generosity in sharing the gift of Lyric with others, we couldn't do it without you.
The Pearl Fishers’ Captivating Production, Lush Melodies, and Soaring Voices Win Audiences’ & Critics’ Praises
Come in from the cold! Enjoy the balmy breezes and brilliant colors of The Pearl Fishers by young Georges Bizet in Lyric’s new-to-Chicago presentation starring Marina Rebeka, Matthew Polenzani, and Mariusz Kwiecień as the passionate characters caught in a deadly love triangle. Here are just some of the pearls of praise.
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