Lyric opened its 62nd season and launched its new Ring cycle Saturday, October 1, with a thrilling new production of Wagner’s Das Rheingold. The sold-out house roared its approval with an immediate standing ovation. Rave reviews from national and local critics are pouring in. What a great way to start the season — and the Ring!
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It's finally Fall in Chicago, which means Lyric's 62nd season has officially opened! With rave reviews from critics on Das Rheingold's opening night, audiences can't wait to see what else Lyric has to offer. After you check out what the critics are saying, head to the next article for a Q&A with Tim Sniffen from The Second City on the new collaboration with Lyric — LONGER! LOUDER! WAGNER! The Second City Wagner Companion. Next on the stage is Lucia di Lammermoor — the perfect Halloween treat with vocal fireworks, passion, and rage. It's a can't miss. And don't forget about Ferrucio Furlanetto's return to Lyric in his favorite role, Don Quichotte, starting November 19. You'll experience the beginning of the Ring cycle, the drama of Lucia, the connection Furlanetto has with Don Quichotte, and so much more when you continue to read this month's issue of Lyric Notes!
The timing is perfect for LONGER! LOUDER! WAGNER!, the hilarious, all-new collaboration between Lyric Unlimited and The Second City! The one-act original musical comedy, inspired by the life of Richard Wagner and his journey creating the Ring, hits the stage October 27-30 for six performances.
We are pleased to announce that Lyric, in cooperation with the City of Chicago, has implemented a new traffic control plan to provide guests with an improved travel experience for theater arrivals and departures.
Internationally celebrated for his velvety tone, imposing vocal power, and electrifying stage presence, legendary Italian bass Ferruccio Furlanetto returns to Chicago (this time on horseback!) to portray the title role in Massenet’s Don Quichotte.
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