Welcome to Lyric Notes, Lyric Opera of Chicago's eNewsletter
In this issue of Lyric Notes, we are excited to introduce you to the productions slated for the 2018/19 Season — the classics, the premieres, and the larger-than-life. If you haven't renewed your subscription yet, there is still time! Check out what critics are saying about Mozart's romantic comedy, Così fan tutte. Then, hear from the stars of Faust and meet the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar. Catch up on all the news you need to enjoy the current month at the opera house and make future plans for more exciting Lyric experiences. We hope you enjoy this new issue and we look forward to seeing you at Lyric!
Composer, conductor, pianist, teacher, writer — Leonard Bernstein’s talents were limitless. On March 10 Lyric will concentrate on Bernstein the composer in an extraordinary concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of his birth.
Critics and audiences alike are raving about the provocative new opera Fellow Travelers. Conductor Daniela Candillari took the time to answer a few of our questions about this compelling piece.
This April, rock out with Lyric and the newly-announced all-star cast of Jesus Christ Superstar! Last month, the Chicago cast for this Olivier Award-winning production was announced, and it includes a GRAMMY nominated artist, indie rock musicians, a London West End favorite, and more.
Our spring musicals have introduced thousands of new patrons to Lyric and allow the company to grow artistically by exploring new territory. Musical theater has evolved from grand opera and represents an important American contribution to the performing arts.
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