Program Book

Join us for an evening of beautiful music as artists from The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center perform a variety of favorites accompanied by members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra and conducted by Enrique Mazzola, Lyric’s new music director. Bring a blanket, your favorite snacks, and your fellow music lovers for this can’t-miss summer delight that’s part of Chicago In Tune, a citywide festival celebrating our city’s legendary music community.


A note on safety: By attending this event, you agree to follow the protocols at Millennium Park requires that unvaccinated individuals wear a mask properly covering their nose and mouth. At Lyric Opera, we encourage all guests at this family-friendly event to wear masks unless they are actively eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status.

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center 2021|22 Ensemble

Stage Manager: Daniel Sokalski

Assistant Stage Managers: Amy C. Thompson, David Carl Toulson

Projected English Texts: Patricia Houk/Jeremy Johnson, Matthew Lata, Roger Pines, Francis Rizzo, Colin Ure


Program notes

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2021|22 Lyric Opera Orchestra

Violin I

Violin II







English Horn


Bass Clarinet










Extra Musicians

Eleanor Bartsch, violin
Cristina Buciu, violin
Jennifer Cappelli, violin
Laura Chen, violin
Injoo Choi, violin
Lisa Fako, violin
Renee-Paule Gauthier, violin
Sheila Hanford, violin
Michele Lekas, violin
Karyn Macfarlane, violin
Rika Seko, violin
Karl Davies, viola
Amanda Grimm, viola
Sam Pedersen, viola
Rebecca Swan, viola
Paula Kosower, cello
Robyn Neidhold, cello
Jeremy Attanaseo, bass
Anne Bach, oboe
Trevor O’Riordan, clarinet
William Buchman, bassoon
Hanna Sterba, bassoon
Miles Maner, contrabassoon
Kelsey Wiliams, horn
Mike Brozick, trumpet
Mark Fry, bass trombone
Rich Janicki, percussion
Lauren Hayes, harp
Chris Reynolds, piano

The Lyric Opera Orchestra string sections utilize revolving seating. Players behind the front desk change seats systematically and are listed alphabetically in the roster above.

Sunday in the Park with Lyric’s Rising Stars is generously made possible by

Lead sponsor

with additional support from

Rhoda & Henry Frank Family Foundation

Walter E. Heller Foundation


In Loving Memory of Beatrice G. Crain by the
Crain-Mailing Foundation

The Recording Industry’s Music Performance Trust Fund

Film Funds Trust Funds

Debbie K. Wright

Presented in cooperation with The City of Chicago and Millennium Park.