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Summer in Chicago is the best time to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather with your nose in a book or ears tuned in to a pool-side playlist. In this month's Lyric Notes, discover more about our 2016/17 Season with our can't-miss summer reading and listening lists and an interview with director David Pountney on why Das Rheingold should be on your single ticket purchase list. Not sure when or how you can place your order for single tickets? No problem, learn about the July 7 on sale date here. And don't forget to join us for Lyric Unlimited's new commission Jason and the Argonauts — great for the kids, grandkids, and adults too! Continue reading for more about these topics and other Lyric news!

Ring Up the Curtain!

The appeal of Wagner’s Ring cycle is timeless. “It’s a mythological story,” says David Pountney, the internationally celebrated British director who opens Lyric’s 2016/17 season with Das Rheingold, beginning his own first complete Ring production.



What is Tech Week?

The giants’ intimidating entrance in Das Rheingold, the battles in Les Troyens, the windmills in Don Quichotte — these and countless other riveting moments onstage at Lyric would be impossible without painstaking technical preparation.

Pre-Season Summer Reading

Between the beach and the barbecues, you’re thinking about Lyric’s fast-approaching season, right?  Here are a few offbeat ways to get you in the mood for eight exciting operas.

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