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Lyric Opera's Top Performers to Play Millennium ParkLyric Opera's Top Performers to Play Millennium Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago launches its new season with the 15th annual Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Friday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. The free outdoor performance, presented in cooperation with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, annually attracts capacity crowds of 16,000 to the pavilion, great lawn, and surrounding areas of the park. (more...)

The Met: Live in HD to Encore Susan Stroman's THE MERRY WIDOW Next WeekThe Met: Live in HD to Encore Susan Stroman's THE MERRY WIDOW Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

THE MET: LIVE IN HD will screen an encore of Susan Stroman's production of THE MERRY WIDOW by Franz Lehar (originally transmitted January 17, 2015), hosted by Joyce DiDonato, on July 22nd. (more...)

World Premiere Youth Opera SECOND NATURE to Debut at Lincoln Park Zoo, 8/19-20World Premiere Youth Opera SECOND NATURE to Debut at Lincoln Park Zoo, 8/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Lyric Unlimited presents the world premiere of Second Nature, a new opera for youth from the acclaimed composer/librettist Matthew Aucoin, at Café Brauer at Lincoln Park Zoo (2021 N. Stockton Dr., Chicago). (more...)

Tickets to Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2015-16 Season Now on SaleTickets to Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2015-16 Season Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Single tickets go on sale July 8 at 10:00am for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 61st season. (more...)

Rossini's La Donna del Lago to Air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met, 8/2Rossini's La Donna del Lago to Air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances at the Met, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flrez headline Rossini's bel canto tour-de-force La Donna del Lago on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Sunday, August 2 at 12 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) (more...)

BWW Feature: THREE NEW RELEASES FROM PIANIST JEFFREY BIEGELBWW Feature: THREE NEW RELEASES FROM PIANIST JEFFREY BIEGEL
by Peter Danish - Jun 15, 2015

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Mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges to Compete for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, 6/14Mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges to Compete for BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

CHICAGO - American mezzo-soprano J'nai Bridges is one of 20 international finalists for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2015 competition. Bridges, a third-year member of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, is currently portraying Vlasta in Lyric's mainstage premiere of Mieczys?aw Weinberg's The Passenger. (more...)

Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, Bluebeard's Castle by Bart Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES, 7/12Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, Bluebeard's Castle by Bart Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES, 7/12
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Acclaimed Polish film director Mariusz Treliski makes his highly anticipated Met debut with the Metropolitan Opera's new production, inspired by classic noir films of the 1940s, bringing together two rarely performed one-acts (more...)

Renee Fleming Stars in THE MERRY WIDOW, Directed by Susan Stroman, Airing on ThirteenRenee Fleming Stars in THE MERRY WIDOW, Directed by Susan Stroman, Airing on Thirteen
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman, whose many credits include the Tony Award-winning musicals Crazy for You, Contact, and The Producers, makes her Met debut with a lavish new staging of Lehar's effervescent operetta The Merry Widow (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces 50th Anniversary 'Share the Stage' Concerts in the ParksNew York Philharmonic Announces 50th Anniversary 'Share the Stage' Concerts in the Parks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

As part of the New York Philharmonic's celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of its historic Concerts in the Parks, the Philharmonic will present Share the Stage in Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island, inviting local musicians to perform on the stage in their home boroughs before the Orchestra's performances. (more...)

Renee Fleming to Stay for Two More Years as Lyric Opera of Chicago's Creative ConsultantRenee Fleming to Stay for Two More Years as Lyric Opera of Chicago's Creative Consultant
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

General director Anthony Freud announced today that Lyric Opera of Chicago has extended its agreement with world-famous soprano Renee Fleming to serve as its creative consultant for the next two years. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

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Warner Bros Developing New Installment of THE FUGITIVEWarner Bros Developing New Installment of THE FUGITIVE
by Movies News Desk - May 12, 2015

Warner Bros. Pictures has begun development of a new installment of THE FUGITIVE. According to the report, Christina Hodson is set to write the script with Arnold and Anne Kopelson returning to produce. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman, whose many credits include the Tony Award-winning musicals Crazy for You, Contact, and The Producers, makes her Met debut with a lavish new staging of Lehár's effervescent operetta The Merry Widow. Star soprano Renée Flemingadds a beguiling new character to her wide-ranging Met repertory as Hanna, the widowed Pontevedrian millionairess. (more...)

Susan Stroman Directs Renee Fleming in THE MERRY WIDOW on Great Performances at the MetSusan Stroman Directs Renee Fleming in THE MERRY WIDOW on Great Performances at the Met
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2015

Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman, whose many credits include the Tony Award-winning musicals Crazy for You, Contact, and The Producers, makes her Met debut with a lavish new staging of Lehr's effervescent operetta The Merry Widow. (more...)

Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale-Led CAROUSEL Among Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2014-15 Radio BroadcastsLaura Osnes & Steven Pasquale-Led CAROUSEL Among Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2014-15 Radio Broadcasts
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Beginning on Saturday, May 16, and continuing every Saturday through July 11, The Lyric Opera Broadcasts of the 2014-15 Lyric Opera of Chicago season will be rebroadcast internationally by The WFMT Radio Network and heard locally on 98.7WFMT. (more...)

David T. Ormesher Appointed President-Elect of Lyric Opera of ChicagoDavid T. Ormesher Appointed President-Elect of Lyric Opera of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Anthony Freud, general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, announced that David T. Ormesher, a current member of Lyric's Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, and chairman of the Innovation Committee, was unanimously elected at today's Board of Directors meeting as Lyric's president-elect. (more...)

Italian Tenor Vittorio Grigolo Stars As the Tortured Poet Unlucky in Love in Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann On Great Performances at the Met Sunday, May 10 at 12 p.mItalian Tenor Vittorio Grigolo Stars As the Tortured Poet Unlucky in Love in Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann On Great Performances at the Met Sunday, May 10 at 12 p.m
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

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THE MET: LIVE IN HD Summer Encore Series Returns to Theaters This SummerTHE MET: LIVE IN HD Summer Encore Series Returns to Theaters This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera and Fathom Events partner to present "The Met: Live in HD' 2015 Summer Encores," a series of four encore performances from the 2014-2015 Live in HD series in more than 480 U.S. cinemas nationwide through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Lyric Opera's CAROUSEL with Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale!Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Lyric Opera's CAROUSEL with Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Carousel is the third Rodgers and Hammerstein musical to be presented as part of Lyric's American Musical Theater Initiative. The King and I and South Pacific follow in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons, respectively. Past productions were Oklahoma! in the 2012-13 season and The Sound of Music in the 2013-14 season. Carousel runs Friday, April 10 through Sunday, May 3, 2015 (26 performances, including one preview and one student matinee) at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago. Tickets start at $29, and are available at lyricopera.org/carousel or at 312-827-5600. The official press opening for Carousel is Saturday, April 11 at 7pm. Check out photos of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

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