August 23, 2019
Lyric news, events & offers for March
Safety and wellness
A Note from Lyric
Lyric Opera of Chicago has been carefully monitoring developments regarding the global spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Our primary concern is the safety and wellness of our audiences, artists and staff. We are taking guidance from public health officials and are closely monitoring the situation. While we continue best practices for facility cleanliness, we are taking additional measures to keep all of our common areas disinfected and have added hand sanitizing stations throughout the building. We encourage everyone who enters our facility to use common sense practices to stay healthy, like frequent hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes, along with staying home if one feels or is ill. We will continue to keep you informed.
May 16, 2020
Calling all opera explorers – Family Day is back for another year! Join us on Saturday, May 16 from 11am-3pm for an open house-style day of family fun at Lyric. Learn from Lyric professionals as they walk you through the building blocks of opera with interactive activities, stage combat demonstrations, opera-singing demonstrations, and more! Specifically created for kids ages 5-10, and a great day of fun for everyone. Tickets start at $5, and will go fast!
Sunday, March 8 at 7pm
Sunday, April 5 at 7pm
Ryan Opera Center Recital Series on WFMT
Mark your calendar and tune in to WFMT 98.7FM on the first Sunday of each month at 7:00pm for the Ryan Opera Center Recital Series.
Sunday, March 8: Leoš Janáček's The Diary of One Who Disappeared featuring tenor Eric Ferring, soprano Emily Pogorelc, mezzo-sopranos Kathleen Felty and Kayleigh Decker, contralto Lauren Decker, and pianist Madeline Slettedahl.
Sunday, April 5: Featuring mezzo-soprano Kayleigh Decker and pianist Madeline Slettedahl in a recital celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. Featured are works by women composers Florence Price, Alma Mahler, and Lili and Nadia Boulanger.
Tuesday, May 11 at 7:30pm
Beyond the Aria at Harris Theater
The Harris Theater's Beyond the Aria series offers audiences a one-night-only experience with some of the greatest operatic talents of our generation in an intimate, cabaret-style setting on the enclosed stage of the Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park. Ryan Opera Center alumna soprano Susanna Phillips returns for the final Beyond the Aria of the season with Ensemble members tenor Eric Ferring and bass-baritone David Weigel, joined by Music Director Craig Terry.
Sunday, July 26 at 6pm
Save the Date! Sunday in the Park with Lyric’s Rising Stars
Join us Sunday, July 26 at 6pm for an evening of beautiful music as artists from The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center Ensemble perform a variety of favorites accompanied by members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra. Pack your picnic and bring your fellow music lovers for this can’t-miss summer delight!
Ring Cycle Dining Options
You're ready to feed your soul with the gorgeous music and drama of the Ring - but do you have a plan to feed yourself, too? Thankfully, Lyric has some great options to complement your performance with the convenience of onsite dining. Reservations are open for the Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room, the Florian Opera Bistro, and, especially for contributors $7,500 and above, the William B. and Catherine Graham Room. Additional options to make sure you have sustenance along the journey to Valhalla include Lyric's popular Sushi Bar, located on the Main Floor between Aisles 5 & 6, or casual and convenient bag meals which may be pre-ordered or available in limited quantities during performances.
Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Roll Call: Policing in Chicago's Black Community, Then and Now
As Lyric prepares for its June production of the celebrated contemporary American opera Blue, we are continuing a series of Public Programs to engage the community in the content of this new opera. Join us for Roll Call, where we'll discuss the evolving relationship between the Chicago Police Department and Chicago's Black community. Featuring Howard Saffold, retired CPD officer and founder of the Afro-American Patrolmen’s League; and Community Policing Sergeant Jermaine Harris, Chicago Police Department, Austin’s 15th District. Moderated by Chicago Tribune reporter Lolly Bowean, this free panel discussion will take place at Rebuild Foundation’s Stony Island Arts Bank (6760 S. Stony Island). This event is a partnership with WTTW11 and its FIRSTHAND: Gun Violence initiative.