Audiences and critics alike are raving about Lyric’s Madama Butterfly, featuring some of opera’s most famous melodies and a world-class cast. There are just two performances left starring not just one but two pairs of brilliant singers in the leading roles. Check out what the press has had to say about Puccini's masterpiece.
In this issue, we are thrilled to introduce you to Lyric's newly announced 2020/21 Season full of grand opera, chamber opera, special events, and musical theater.
This is also the first opportunity to learn about how to create your own package to attend Lyric's epic Ring cycle — hurry before the three cycles sell out!
Finally, meet the all-star creative team of 42nd Street, read Madama Butterfly reviews just before it closes this weekend, and preview Longer Louder! Wagner!, Second City's hilarious take on the Ring cycle that returns in cabaret performances next month.
More than 300 artists. More than 8,000 yards of fabric. If you're looking forward to Lyric's Ring performances, you'll be amazed by the sheer scale of the entire Ring operation — onstage, backstage, and in the orchestra pit. The personnel necessary to put a Ring onstage hugely exceeds what it takes to present a single opera.
The upcoming Lyric premiere and new-to-Chicago production of 42nd Street is sure to dazzle audiences this spring, and the creative team behind the scenes brings a range of extensive international experience in theater, in television, and in opera to this toe-tapping song-and-dance spectacular!
Now that our 2020/21 Season has been announced, we decided to capture some of the buzz around Lyric’s offices! What are our staff members most looking forward to next season?