Lyric news, events & offers for November 2019

Monday, November 18

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. The next performance takes place on Monday, November 18 with appearances by Ryan McKinny and Susan Graham (who star as Joseph De Rocher and Mrs. De Rocher in Lyric’s Dead Man Walking this month), along with Ryan Opera Center Ensemble member Christopher Kenney, and music director Craig Terry.

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Ryan Opera Center Recital Series on WFMT

Mark your calendar and tune in to WFMT 98.7FM on Sunday, December 1, for a recital featuring Mario Rojas, Ricardo José Rivera and Madeline Slettedahl.

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Looking for a unique gift for the holidays?

A thrilling night of artistic excellence and thought-provoking theater awaits everyone on your list this year! Let your loved ones enjoy the show of their choosing with a Lyric gift certificate this holiday season. 

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You shop. Amazon gives.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Lyric Opera of Chicago every time you shop. When you visit, you’ll find the same Amazon experience you know and love (same products, same prices, same service), but with an added bonus! Every eligible purchase you make on will result in a donation to Lyric at no extra cost to you!

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January 19, 2020

Save the date! Rising Stars in Concert returns January 19, 2020

Mark your calendar and join us at the Lyric Opera House on Sunday, January 19 for Rising Stars in Concert, a showcase of operatic ensembles and arias starring artists of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center. The audience will enjoy performances by sopranos Mathilda Edge and Emily Pogorelc; mezzo-sopranos Kayleigh Decker and Kathleen Felty; contralto Lauren Decker; tenors Eric Ferring and Mario Rojas; baritones Christopher Kenney and Ricardo José Rivera; bass-baritone David Weigel; bass Anthony Reed; and pianist Madeline Slettedahl. Tickets and more information will be available soon.


Need A ride? The Lyric Bus has you covered.

Lyric Opera is pleased to offer luxury motor coach service from Northbrook Court Shopping Mall for weekday matinee opera performances throughout the 2019/20 Season. Avoid the hassles of traffic and public transportation — plus, ride to your performance with fellow music lovers! Call Lyric's Audience Services department at 312.827.5600 to purchase bus tickets for your ride to your opera or musical performance.

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Photos: Kyle Flubacker, Felix Sanchez/Houston Grand Opera