Lyric Opera to Offer Free Pop-Up Concert of Neapolitan Songs Tomorrow

Join the Lyric Opera and the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center's free, pop-up performance of classic Neapolitan songs tomorrow, December 12 from 5 to 5:15 p.m. at Eataly (2nd floor), 43 E. Ohio, Chicago.

Lyric's Creative Consultant Renée Fleming, a mentor to the Ryan Opera Center artists, will also be on hand for the event.

Lyric Opera, The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center and Eataly are teaming up to bring present a free pop-up performance to cap off 'Panettone Week'. Panettone is a beloved traditional Italian holiday cake that is popular in various Italian regions.

Ryan Opera Center members Jesse Donner (tenor), Jonathan Johnson (tenor) and Mario Antonio Marra (piano) will perform classical Neapolitan songs, including the world renowned 'O sole mio' by di Capua.

To celebrate Panettone Week and traditional Neapolitan culture. Learn more by visiting

Founded in 1954, Lyric Opera of Chicago's mission is to express and promote the life-changing, transformational, revelatory power of great opera. Lyric exists to provide a broad, deep, and relevant cultural service to Chicago and the nation, and to advance the development of the art form.

Lyric is dedicated to producing and performing consistently thrilling, entertaining, and thought-provoking opera with a balanced repertoire of core classics, lesser-known masterpieces, and new works; to creating an innovative and wide-ranging program of community engagement and educational activities; and to developing exceptional emerging operatic talent.

Under the leadership of general director Anthony Freud, music director Sir Andrew Davis, and creative consultant Renée Fleming, Lyric strives to become The Great North American Opera Company for the 21st century: a globally significant arts organization embodying the core values of excellence, relevance, and fiscal responsibility.

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