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It's February at Lyric, and we're gearing up for the biggest night in Chicago music this weekend, when Lyric's Chicago Voices Concert takes the stage on Saturday, February 4 with a thrilling cast of artists. Lyric's own Renée Fleming, singer/songwriter John Prine, “Queen of Blues” Shemekia Copeland, Broadway’s Jessie Mueller and more will light up the stage. Select seats are still available to this once-in-a-lifetime tribute celebrating our city and our music!
Enjoy articles this month on Norma, which opened last weekend to rave reviews, and get to know the men of Carmen. We'll welcome back Ana María Martínez and Mariusz Kwiecień in Eugene Onegin at the opera house and Lawrence Brownlee in Charlie Parker’s Yardbird at the Harris Theater, and we'll introduce you to the stunning, newly-announced cast for My Fair Lady. Plus, the stars come out this spring with recitals and concerts – Plácido Domingo, Itzhak Perlman, Eric Owens, and more!
In 2015, Charlie Parker’s Yardbird premiered at Opera Philadelphia and soon went on to become the first opera ever performed at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater. Now, it’s headed to the Windy City, and Chicago audiences will experience firsthand the opera that has critics and fans alike raving.
Explore the complexity of opera production behind the curtain of Lyric Opera of Chicago. Your two-and-a-half-hour, 10-stop walking tour will be guided by professional staff and trained volunteers, and will be full of interesting discussions and demonstrations by experts in various staging areas.
Everyone knows that Lyric presents a glorious main stage season, with eight grand operas that never cease to inspire and amaze. Did you know that Lyric also presents a variety of programming that explores opera in its different forms and gives audiences access to some of the biggest stars in classical music?
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