On Friday, April 28, audiences found out just how “loverly” a night at the opera house could be. Lyric’s production of Lerner and Lowe’s My Fair Lady premiered to a packed house that experienced one of the most loved musicals of all time. From its dazzling costumes to its show-stopping musical numbers, My Fair Lady is the show to see this spring.
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Our marquee may say "Gone Fishing," but Lyric's team is far from taking a summer break Lyric has welcomed May flowers with the successful opening of Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady. "Lyric Opera of Chicago has another hit on its hands," raves Musical America — see what audiences and critics are saying about this Broadway hit, only through May 21. Read about Lyric Unlimited’s Chicago Voices project, learn more about Lyric's Create Your Own subscriptions for 2017/18, think about hosting your next party in a Lyric space, and more this month!as we prepare for the upcoming season! In this issue, we'll take some time to thank you and reflect on the end of another successful season. Also, we invite you to join us as we welcome new Ryan Opera Center Ensemble members, honor a legend, and catch up with Chicago Voices. Keep reading to find out about the highly anticipated main-stage operas to come and don't forget it isn't too late to subscribe!
For the second year in a row, Lyric Unlimited’s groundbreaking Chicago Voices initiative invited groups of Chicagoans to transform their diverse stories into original music theater works. The three finalist groups for Chicago Voices Community Created Performances program have been announced!
The upcoming season has so many reasons to subscribe – from timeless favorites like Turandot and Rigoletto, to exciting firsts like Lyric’s Orphée et Eurydice featuring The Joffrey Ballet and new productions of Die Walküre and Faust, the season has something for music lovers of every kind.
Lyric is internationally renowned for mounting world-class productions with outstanding artists, training up-and-coming singers, and engaging with the community in innovative ways. Recognition for such achievements takes many forms, and Lyric is justifiably proud of the several recent and upcoming honors.
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