Welcome to the April issue of Lyric Notes.  All of us at Lyric Opera of Chicago want to take a moment to say how much your messages of solidarity, your financial support through the Heroes' Fund, and your ongoing interactions with us have meant over the last few weeks. As we all navigate these uncertain and unpredictable times, we do know one thing for certain: Lyric will be here for you in new ways as we continue preparations to fully welcome you back to the opera house for our 2020/21 Season. Please continue to connect with us through lyricopera.org and on all of our social media platforms. 

In this issue, we share some recent company news and take a look forward to better times and more performances to come. Please join us. Until we have the chance to welcome you back to Lyric — be well! 

The 2020/21 Season We All Need

There's still time to renew your subscription for the 2020/21 Season — join us next season for beloved classics, thrilling contemporary works, unforgettable recital events, and an exhilarating musical.  Visit us online or call our Audience Services team 11am - 4pm at 312.827.5600 to select your fixed subscription or Create-Your-Own package. We can't wait to welcome you back to the Lyric Opera House!

Sir Andrew Davis: Looking Forward

With the opera and concert world currently on an unintended and unwelcome hiatus internationally, Sir Andrew Davis has time to reflect on next season, when he’ll be back for three contrasting operas, and a special concert commemorating the conclusion of his tenure as music director.

Behind the Scenes with the RING: A Story Told Through Photos

Lyric may not be presenting the Ring cycle this spring, but the preparations, rehearsals, and planning for this cycle deserve to be seen and appreciated. Take a look at our digital photo listicle below with exclusive behind-the-scenes photos that reveal the work, the craftsmanship, and the heart that went into creating Lyric’s new Ring.

DON’T Stop The Presses!

On Friday, March 13, Lyric announced the cancellation of Wagner’s Ring cycle. But leading up to the Ring cycle, Lyric’s media relations team had secured multiple previews that highlighted the artists, creative team, and planning process of this massive operatic undertaking. Here are a few pieces from the last few weeks that give you a better picture of Lyric’s Ring!

The latest news, upcoming dates to add to your calendar, and special offers for Lyric patrons.

The latest news, upcoming dates to add to your calendar, and special offers for Lyric patrons.

Lyric news, events & offers

The latest news, upcoming dates to add to your calendar, and special offers for Lyric patrons.

The Heroes' Fund

Our Board of Directors Chair-Elect and Development Chair, Sylvia Neil, along with her husband Dan Fischel, have started The Heroes’ Fund, which will match contributions made to Lyric dollar-for-dollar during this trying time.

Photos: Kyle Flubacker, Todd Rosenberg, David Bachman/Pittsburgh Opera, Andrew Cioffi