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.

2020/21 Season Preview

Eight new-to-Chicago productions, three Lyric premieres, and a host of acclaimed star artists...learn more about the thrilling 2020/21 Season!

What Does It Take to Produce a RING?

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.

Meet the 42ND STREET Creative Team

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!

The Second City Takes on Wagner

Chicago is already excited about Lyric's monumental Ring cycle  now it's time to explore an exciting array of Ring Festival Programming, including The Second City's hilarious companion piece Longer! Louder! Wagner!, called "compulsively entertaining!"

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 for March

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

Photos: Todd Rosenberg, Kyle Flubacker, Cory Weaver, Karen Almond/Portland Opera, Marie-Noëlle Robert/Théâtre du Châtelet