Welcome to our September issue of Lyric Notes! Labor Day is upon us and while it marks the summer coming to an end, it is the start to our season. Get a first listen to Lyric's 62nd Season when you join us at Millennium Park on September 9 at 7:30pm for the Stars of Lyric Opera free concert. Find out how Das Rheingold got serious on stage during summer technical rehearsals, and gear up for laughs with The Second City. Learn more about Russian soprano Albina Shagimuratova and Polish tenor Piotr Beczała, our superb singers in Lucia. You'll find out all about these two shows, The Ryan Opera Center's Final Auditions, how to join the Trojans Circle, and more in this month's issue!