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Celebrate the holidays with Lyric this season! Enjoy reading this month's issue of Lyric Notes as you think about the perfect gifts for friends and family — maybe even from our Lyric gift guide. 

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.

Happy Holidays!



What You Need and Want to Know About Turandot

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.



Lawrence Brownlee Flies High

Lawrence Brownlee has been the toast of Chicago in two signature roles. This season, Lawrence returns to the Lyric stage in another role he has truly made his own, Arturo in Bellini’s I Puritani.

Lyric Relies on Your Support

We believe that the beauty and power of great opera can have a revelatory, even life-changing effect on our audiences. As fans of opera, we hope you agree, and that you will remember Lyric in your year-end giving.

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