Fiddler on the Roof

September 17. 2022 - October 07. 2022

Upcoming Dates

September 17. 2022 - October 07. 2022

Lyric premiere Fiddler on the Roof

One of the world's leading opera directors, Barrie Kosky is celebrated from Vienna to Paris and from Bayreuth to London, where his new Ring cycle will take the stage at the Royal Opera starting next year. When his production of Fiddler on the Roof premiered at Komische Oper Berlin in 2017, international critics heralded the arrival of a completely original and unique experience created from this revered, Tony Award-winning masterpiece. "Songs many of us have heard our whole lives sentimentalized...are given weight and take on deep meaning," raved the Los Angeles Times. Experience a Fiddler like no other, with the full power of the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus as well as a production that is both grand in scale and intimate in its power to bring you directly to the heart of the village of Anatevka. Join us as Tevye, his wife Golde, and their five daughters experience the real joys and sorrows that have made this meaningful work an enduring part of our culture.

Please note, Fiddler on the Roof will not have an at-home streaming option.

  • Language: Sung in English
  • Running Time: 3 hours 15 minutes with 1 intermission
  • Location: Lyric Opera House

Lyric’s presentation of Fiddler on the Roof is generously made possible by Lead Sponsor The Negaunee Foundation with additional support from Production Sponsors the Gramma Fisher Foundation of Marshalltown, Iowa, The Zell Family Foundation, Marlys A. Beider, The Davee Foundation, The Harris Family Foundation, Invenergy LLC, Lori Ann Komisar and Morris Silverman, Randy L. & Melvin R.* Berlin and Ethel & William Gofen.


*deceased

October 2, 2022

A Celebration of Jewish Musical Traditions

A Celebration of Jewish Musical Traditions

Join us for a pre-show lobby performance by Kol Zimrah, Chicago's Foremost Jewish Community Choir under the direction of Cantor Pavel Roytman.

The Sunday October 2 performance of Fiddler on the Roof will be followed by a very special panel discussion, “A Conversation with Cantors: Exploring Jewish Musical Traditions in Fiddler on the Roof”.

Participants representing congregations from throughout the Chicagoland area include: Cantor Rachel Brook (Anshe Emet), Cantor David Berger (KAM Israel), Cantor Pavel Roytman (Beth Hillel Congregation B’nai Emunah), Cantor Steven Stoehr (Beth Shalom).

The conversation will be moderated by Lyric Opera of Chicago Teaching Artist, Cantor Heather Aranyi (Congregation Beth Am).

  • 1:00 - 1:25 PM Colin Ure's Pre-Opera Talk in the Ardis Krainik Theatre
  • 1:20 - 1:50 PM- Kol Zimrah performs in the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Grand Foyer
  • 2:00 -5 :15 PM - Fiddler Performance
  • 5:20 - 6:05 PM (times approximate)- A Conversation with Cantors: Exploring Jewish Musical Traditions in Fiddler on the Roof panel in the Ardis Krainik Theatre

Pre-opera talk

Speaker: Colin Ure

Join us in the Ardis Krainik Theatre one hour before your opera performance begins for a free, 30-minute preview talk discussing that day’s production.

Seating is unreserved, but a ticket for that day’s performance is required. Talks begin one hour before each performance and doors open approximately 15 minutes before the start of the talks.

Pre-opera talks are supported by Raynette and Ned Boshell.

A recorded version of the Pre-opera talk is available below. 

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The music featured is generously furnished by Warner Classics.

Lyric Opera Commentaries are sponsored by the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Foundation in memory of their parents.

Meet the artists

* Lyric debut

Program book

Go inside this production of Fiddler on the Roof with engaging articles, notes from the director, a complete plot synopsis, artist bios, and more.

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Additional support is provided by Lyric Opera of Chicago's Production Circle

 

"FIDDLER ON THE ROOF"

Based on a Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of ARNOLD PERL

Book by JOSEPH STEIN
Music by JERRY BOCK
Lyrics by SHELDON HARNICK

Produced on the New York Stage by HAROLD PRINCE

Original New York Stage Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins


A production by Komische Oper Berlin.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI.) All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, mtishows.com.

Photo: Iko Freese/Komische Oper Berlin