Lyric News, Events & Offers for April 2019

The Ring Cycle - Public on Sale April 18

Since January, Lyric Opera subscribers have had exclusive access to purchase their packages before the public and at the best prices when they subscribe to the 2019/20 Season. Donors and subscribers will continue to get priority seating consideration - subscribe now

Now, on Thursday, April 18 at 10am, for the first time, members of the public will be able to place orders for the 2020 Ring Cycle. Save the date and spread the word!

Looking to enhance your Ring experience? Lyric is proud to offer a host of ancillary activities designed to compliment your viewing of the epic four part production. Learn more here.

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Dining Reservations for West Side Story

Join us at West Side Story and enjoy a delicious bite to eat at one of Lyric’s on-site restaurants! Lyric offers a pair of terrific dining experiences with The Sarah and Peer Pederson Room and the Florian Opera Bistro. The Pederson Room will be open for all of your pleasure pre-performance, at intermission, and after the show. The Florian Opera Bistro welcomes guests prior to each performance and at intermission. For a Mother’s Day treat, be sure to book your afternoon tea service on the American Airlines mezzanine!

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Friday, May 10, 2019

West Side Story After Party

Lyric's production of West Side Story is one of the most highly anticipated musical theater offerings of the season. Now, you can also be a part of one of the most highly anticipated social events of the year with Lyric's West Side Story Celebration  a special performance, benefit and celebration, all in one. It's happening on May 10th and as one of the evening's special guests, you can choose your own unique experience — from sponsoring an elegant table for dinner in the opera boxes to securing a limited After Party ticket; any package you create includes terrific seats for that evening's performance of Bernstein's West Side Story.

For the night owls, the West Side Story After Party at Ignite Glass Studios, chaired by Guild Board members, Minka Bosco and Sarah Demet, will keep the celebration going far into the night. Directly following the performance, all After Party guests will be transported from the opera house to Ignite in Chicago's west loop neighborhood for a street-scene themed happening with food and drink, a DJ and West Side Storycast members!

This special event is quickly nearing capacity - and you don't want to miss out on being part of it. Learn more here or by contacting the Guild Board office directly at 312.827.5723 or

Wednesday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m

Beyond the Aria at Harris Theater

The Harris Theater's Beyond the Aria series offers audiences a one-night-only experience with some of the greatest operatic talents of our generation in an intimate, cabaret-style setting on the enclosed stage of the Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park. The series finale is on Wednesday, May 29 with an appearance by Patricia Racette (who stars as Sister Helen Prejean in Lyric's Dead Man Walking next season), along with Ryan Opera Center Ensemble members Ann Toomey and Mario Rojas, and music director Craig Terry.

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Ryan Opera Center Recital Series on WFMT

Mark your calendar and tune in to WFMT 98.7FM on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 7pm for a recital featuring Ryan Opera Center members Eric FerringAlan HiggsMadeline Slettedahl and music director Craig Terry.

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Lyric Bus

Lyric Opera is pleased to offer luxury motor coach service from Northbrook Court Shopping Mall for the Wednesday, May 15, matinee of West Side Story. Join us on our Lyric Bus to avoid the hassles of traffic and public transportation — plus, ride to your performance with fellow music lovers! Call Lyric's Audience Services department at 312.827.5600 to purchase bus tickets for your ride to your opera or musical performance.

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