Celebrating 100 Years of Bernstein at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Celebrating 100 Years of Bernstein

FEATURING:
Kate Baldwin
Susan Graham
Nathan Gunn
Ryan Opera Center members Diana Newman, Josh Lovell, and Emmett O’Hanlon
The Lyric Opera Orchestra conducted by David Chase

His larger-than-life musical genius brought us countless treasures that built a bridge between musical theater, song, and classical music, and personified an era of American music. In 2018, the world celebrates the 100th birthday of the great Leonard Bernstein, a luminary artist whose musical legacy is as richly layered and eclectic as his viscerally exciting orchestrations.

The first half of the performance is Bernstein’s captivating, one-act opera Trouble in Tahiti starring international opera stars Susan Graham as Dinah and Nathan Gunn as Sam, along with a trio of singers from the Ryan Opera Center Ensemble. The second half will feature Tony nominee Kate Baldwin and other voices from the evening in a program of beloved gems from West Side Story, Wonderful Town, Candide, and more. Don’t miss this monumental celebration of an American icon!

Celebrating 100 Years of Bernstein will include a 30-minute pre-concert talk featuring the evening’s conductor David Chase beginning at 6:30pm.

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Celebrating 100 Years of Bernstein was presented at Lyric on Saturday, March 10, 2018. View our calendar to see what's currently on stage.

Nathan Gunn Invites you to Celebrating 100 Years of Bernstein.

Meet The Artists

Kate Baldwin

Susan Graham

Nathan Gunn

Diana Newman

Ryan Opera Center member

Josh Lovell

Ryan Opera Center member

Emmett O’Hanlon

Ryan Opera Center member

David Chase

Conductor

Celebrating 100 Years of Bernstein concert is generously made possible by Lead Sponsor Liz Stiffel and cosponsors James N. and Laurie V. Bay.

Photo: Todd Rosenberg