Welcome to Lyric Notes, Lyric Opera of Chicago's eNewsletter
Welcome to your monthly edition of Lyric Notes, packed with behind-the-scenes insights and features. There is great excitement as Lyric prepares for the world premiere of Bel Cantoin December — rehearsals are in full swing and free preview events (including tomorrow's chamber concert curated by composer Jimmy López) are introducing Chicago to this grand-scale new work based on the best-selling novel. Wozzeck has opened to rave reviews and audience accolades and has just four performances left, and The Merry Widow takes the stage on November 14, starring Renée Fleming and Thomas Hampson in a production from Broadway sensation Susan Stroman. Plus, preview Nabucco, learn about how to bring your book club to Bel Canto, and fill in your calendar with upcoming Lyric events!
We look forward to sharing these performances with you. Long Live Passion!
Thomas Hampson is the personification of elegance. In his singing, his appearance, his whole “aura” as a performer, he exudes a special kind of classiness. It’s brought him a universal admiration that few performers enjoy.
A First Look at Nabucco with Director Matthew Ozawa
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