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

This edition of our e-newsletter shares exciting news and reviews about the last two main stage opera productions of the 2015/16 season — Der Rosenkavalier (through March 13) and Romeo and Juliet (through March 19). If you're holding tickets for either production, a fantastic experience awaits — and if you've already seen them, with new cast members being featured for final performances of both shows, consider an encore viewing! If you don't have your tickets yet, we hope this month's issue will provide many reasons to plan an extra opera or two before the season closes. 

We will also introduce you to the stars in Lyric's lavish production of The King and I that we are all eagerly awaiting plus other special Lyric performance opportunities and company news. 

We hope you enjoy the new issue and we look forward to seeing you at Lyric!



Love is in the Air as Sparks Fly in Romeo and Juliet

The reviews are in for Lyric’s Romeo and Juliet, which opened in a new-to-Chicago production on February 22. With just four performances remaining through March 19, the classic Shakespearean love story of star-crossed lovers from feuding families is romantic and thrilling all at once.

A New Octavian at Lyric

Ladies and Gentlemen! There’s a new Count Octavian between the sheets this month in Lyric’s ebullient production of Der Rosenkavalier. English mezzo-soprano Alice Coote returns to Lyric for the final performances as the teenaged “Cavalier of the Silver Rose"...

Catch a Rising Star (or Several!)

There’s nothing more exciting than to hear artists on their way to stardom. Lyric is giving you that chance on Saturday, March 26, when the artists of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center perform with members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra onstage at the Civic Opera House.

Five Great Reasons to Subscribe to Lyric’s 2016/17 Season

Thousands of subscribers have already renewed their subscriptions ahead of the April 1 renewal deadline, and new orders are coming in every day from those who are excited to experience Lyric’s upcoming season with all of the benefits of being a subscriber! Here are just a handful of great reasons to join Lyric in 2016/17...

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