DON’T Stop The Presses!

On Friday, March 13th, Lyric announced the cancellation of Wagner’s Ring cycle – a devastating blow to the company, the cast, the artistic and creative teams, and most of all, an audience of Wagner lovers around the world. As part of the company’s lead-up to the Ring cycle, Lyric’s media relations team had secured multiple media previews that highlighted the artists, creative team, and planning process of this massive operatic undertaking. Many of these articles have been and will be published and we are gratified by the advance coverage of the incredible work that went into creating this epic new production.

Here are a few pieces for the last few weeks that give you a better picture of Lyric’s Ring:

Lifting the Veil on Valhalla: An Inside Look at Lyric’s Ring Cycle
March 24, 2020 (Newcity Stage)

Renewal Over Replication: A Passing of the Baton at Lyric Opera
March 18, 2020 (NewCity)

Q & A: Sir Andrew Davis on Conducting the Ring cycle in Chicago
March 18, 2020 (NewCity)

Q & A: Soloman Howard On Singing the Ring cycle & the Lyric Opera of Chicago
March 8, 2020 (Opera Wire)

Wintrust Business Lunch Segment with Anthony Freud on WGN Radio (starting at 26:15)
March 25, 2020 (WGN Radio)

Der neue Ring in Chicago
February, 2020 (Das Opernglas in Germany)

Gross und glamourös
February, 2020 (Oper! Magazine in Germany)

 ‘We’ll Be Back Stronger’: Performing Arts Companies Rally, Reflect
March 26, 2020 (WTTW)

Lords of the Ring
April 2020 (Chicago Magazine)

While the Ring may not be presented this spring at Lyric, we want to recognize the extraordinary work that went into planning, rehearsing, and preparing this monumental masterpiece. We can’t wait to welcome you back to our opera house soon.

The Heroes' Fund

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

We invite you to participate in this heroic effort and have your gift matched.

Photo: Andrew Cioffi