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Welcome to Lyric Notes, Lyric Opera of Chicago's monthly eNewsletter!

Our new monthly eNewsletter is designed to inform and delight, with enlightening and entertaining articles, artist interviews, photos, videos, and more. See below for our latest monthly editions. Enjoy!

New! May 2015

It's the final week (and your last chance!) to see Lyric's dazzling new production of Carousel, that has received both audience and critical acclaim from around the nation. There are just seven more performances before we bid farewell to a cast "stacked with Broadway stars" that has drawn four star reviews! Then, on May 9, the world renowned piano virtuoso Lang Lang makes his only Chicago appearance of 2015 in a thrilling recital — and the final performance of Lyric's 2014/15 Season. But have no fear - the 2015/16 Season is just around the corner! Meet some of the debuting artists in the first four of the season's operas and a new Ryan Opera Center Ensemble, plus preview two special concerts that are open only to subscribers!

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April 2015

It may be April, but "June Is Bustin' Out All Over" at Lyric, as an all-star team gathers in Chicago for Carousel. Get to know the cast and learn more about the work that Time Magazine called "the best musical of the 20th Century." Plus, read about the benefits of subscribing to the 15/16 Season; find out about ways to introduce young adults in your life to opera; and get a sneak preview of programming details for Grammy-winning pianist Lang Lang's only Chicago appearance in 2015!

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February/March 2015

Learn more about The Passenger from Zofia Posmysz, an Auschwitz survivor and creator of the story, and Lyric Opera Orchestra members. Plus, meet the fantastic new cast of Tosca and read interviews with Carousel stars Steven Pasquale and Laura Osnes, and learn about Sebastien De La Cruz, the young mariachi singer who has taken the U.S. by storm and will make his Lyric debut with El Pasado Nunca Se Termina.

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January 2015

Join us for a one-time-only Lyric Unlimited opera , The Magic Victrola, on January 17 at 3pm! Hear from The Passenger star Daveda Karanas on her intimate role research at Auschwitz and chorus member Jeffrey Taylor on singing in Tannhäuser in 1988 and now. Discover Lyric Unlimited's Memory and Reckoning events and more!

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December 2014

Learn more about operas Porgy and BessAnna Bolena, and Tosca along with upcoming events from Lyric Unlimited, and prepare for the holidays with our music-lovers gift guide.

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November 2014

Learn more about the Il Trovatore cast and director of Anna Bolena, get a backstage look at Porgy and Bess, and discover upcoming events!

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October 2014

Get a backstage look at Don Giovanni, Capriccio, and Anna Bolena, read an interview with Il Trovatore's Stephanie Blythe, and save the date for fun and fascinating upcoming events!

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September 2014

Experience a backstage look at Il Trovatore, find out what Ana María Martínez has to say about her character Donna Elvira, join the Lyric Opera Chorus for concerts, and more as Lyric's 60th Anniversary Season begins!

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August 2014

Get a closer look at the 14/15 season with a sneak peek at the costumes of Don Giovanni, an interview with Chorus Master Michael Black; an exciting Ryan Opera Center member debut, and more!

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July 2014

Meet the ladies of Don Giovanni; Capriccio star Renée Fleming; a member of the Lyric Opera Chorus, and more as you preview the 14-15 Season!

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June 2014

Get the behind-the-scenes scoop as we turn towards the 2014/15 Season when Lyric celebrates 60 years with much-anticipated productions including Don Giovanni, The Passenger, Il Trovatore and more.

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May 2014

Articles and interviews featuring The Sound of Music, Youth Opera Council, Don Giovanni director Robert Falls, and orchestra member Gregory Sarchet..

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April 2014

Articles and interviews featuring The Sound of Music, Canciones y arias, Eric Owens, and the 2014/15 Season.

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March 2014

We are so pleased to announce that Billy Zane has joined the cast of The Sound of Music! Learn more about this exciting upcoming production and more special events coming to Lyric this Spring in our March eNewsletter.

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February 2014

Articles and interviews featuring the stars of The Barber of Seville, Rusalka, La Clemenza di Tito, and The Sound of Music.

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