Welcome to Lyric Notes, Lyric Opera of Chicago's eNewsletter

In this issue of Lyric Notes, we are thrilled to introduce you to the productions hitting the Lyric stage in the 2019/20 Season — the premieres, the classics, and the truly spectacular. If you haven't renewed your subscription yet, there is still time! Hear from the director of Lyric's exhilarating production of Elektra, Sir David McVicar, and learn more about its leading lady, Nina Stemme. Then dive into the Lyric debut of Giorgio Berrugi, who portrays Alfredo in La traviata, and meet the newly announced cast of West Side Story. We hope you enjoy this new issue and we look forward to seeing you at Lyric! We are also excited to begin the countdown to Lyric creative consultant Renée Fleming's birthday on February 14 and the upcoming celebration of her Lyric debut (25 years ago!) on March 23. We hope you'll be on the guest list, too.

Please enjoy this new issue and we look forward to welcoming you back to Lyric! 

Lyric Welcomes A Brilliant New Tenor for LA TRAVIATA

A Russian soprano, a Serbian baritone, and an Italian tenor will grace La traviata when Verdi’s exquisite romance returns to Lyric this month. Albina Shagimuratova (Violetta) and Zeljko Lučič (Germont) are great favorites with Lyric audiences, and Giorgio Berrugi (Alfredo) is making one of the 2018/19 season’s most eagerly awaited company debuts.

Renée’s Top 5 Lyric Moments

This season, we honor a beloved member of our family, as Creative Consultant Renée Fleming reaches the 25th Anniversary of her Lyric onstage debut! We’re counting down her best Lyric moments in celebration... 

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Photos: Robert Kusel, Pascal Victor/Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Todd Rosenberg, Philip Newton/Seattle Opera, Jaclyn Simpson