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

Happy New Year and welcome to your first edition of Lyric Notes for 2016! We hope you enjoy the news about and exclusive insights into all the exciting productions yet to come on Lyric's main stage as we head into the second half of a spectacular season.

Thank you for being such an important part of the Lyric family. We look forward to welcoming you to the opera house again soon.

A Love Story for the Ages: Romeo and Juliet

In February, Lyric will present Romeo and Juliet in a new-to-Chicago production! This coincides with Shakespeare 400 Chicago, a yearlong international arts festival to commemorate the quadricentennial of William Shakespeare’s death...

The Musical Treasures of The King and I

Who can forget the sight of Anna’s skirt swirling to rapturous music as she dances with the king in the beloved Broadway classic The King and I? Lyric is preparing to present Chicago audiences a thrilling opportunity to hear this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic hit...

Der Rosenkavalier: Strauss’s Operatic Jewel

There’s a worldly-wise woman, Princess von Werdenberg, wondering if her much-younger lover, Octavian, is going to leave her. And there’s the innocent young Sophie falling head over heels for Octavian, who’s desperate to keep her from marrying the wrong man — that’s the romantic side of Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier...

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