With more than 80 artists including a 37-piece orchestra, high-energy choreography, and 90 pounds of glitter used in each performance, you won’t want to miss this incredible production in its limited engagement, only through May 20! We sat down with the cast to find out why this is the must-see show of the year.
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What's the Buzz this spring? It's Jesus Christ Superstar rocking the Lyric Opera House through May 20th. With acclaim from critics and audiences alike, check out what they have to say and find out why the cast thinks this is a must-see! Continue reading to learn more about the 2018/19 Season, an original opera from EmpowerYouth!, and the new Ryan Opera Center ensemble. This issue of Lyric Notes will catch you 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.
Inspired by the participants’ real-life experiences, Empower will chronicle a group of students who band together to change their south-side neighborhood, while fighting against the negative media representation by an overzealous reporter obsessed with corruption.
This month, six remarkably gifted young artists will join the Ryan Opera Center, Lyric's internationally celebrated artist-development program. They hail from all over the country, and come to Lyric having already amassed a wide variety of professional experience onstage.
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