Are you looking for the perfect holiday treat for family, friends, or coworkers? Starting December 1, Lyric presents Massenet’s Cinderella, a fabulous French reimagining of your favorite fairytale.
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November opens with Siegfried, the next installment in Wagner's Ring cycle. With an all-star cast and only four performances, this is a production not to be missed. In this edition, you will read about the exciting debuts in the upcoming production of Verdi's Il trovatore. Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Massenet's Cinderella, the reimagining of the classic fairytale, kicks off the holiday season at Lyric on December 1. And don't forget to get your tickets to see famed soprano Anna Netrebko, who is making her return to Lyric in a rare recital on December 2. There are so many great performances to share yet this season and we look forward to welcoming you!
Verdi’s Il trovatore demands five great singers, and Lyric’s got them! Two of these artists – Russell Thomas (Manrico) and Jamie Barton (Azucena) – have scored great successes at Lyric previously, and the other three will all be new faces and voices for our audience.
It’s magic time at Lyric, thanks to Anna Netrebko! The superstar Russian soprano will lavish her breathtaking voice on the Lyric audience in one of her rare recitals in America.
Kids love dinosaurs. They also love young protagonists with whom they can relate. The Chicago-area premiere of Rhoda and The Fossil Hunt, a new opera for young people, brings those elements together engagingly this fall.
Winner of nearly every major international music award, the American mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton is a true force of nature. Jamie brings her portrayal of Azucena, the dark and deeply troubled central figure in Verdi’s Il trovatore, to Lyric. She recently shared her thoughts about this powerful role.
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