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LA TRAVIATA Opens Tomorrow At Lyric Opera of Chicago Photo LA TRAVIATA Opens Tomorrow At Lyric Opera of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2019

Lyric Opera of Chicago's fever-dream staging of Arin Arbus's production of Giuseppe Verdi's perennially popular La traviata opens Saturday, February 16 at 7:30pm, with ten performances through March 22 at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago. Tickets start at $39 and are available now at...
ARIODANTE Opens at the Lyric March 2 Photo ARIODANTE Opens at the Lyric March 2
by BWW News Desk - February 01, 2019

With plot twists worthy of Shakespeare, the love between Princess Ginevra and the noble Ariodante is threatened by the machinations of Polinesso, who lusts after the princess and will stop at nothing to sabotage the royal wedding....
Chicago Opera Theater's Board Of Directors Announces Ashley Magnus New General Direct Photo Chicago Opera Theater's Board Of Directors Announces Ashley Magnus New General Director
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2019

Chicago Opera Theater's (COT) Board of Directors today announces the promotion of Ashley Magnus to the role of Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson General Director. Previously the company's General Manager of Strategy and Development, Magnus will join Orli and Bill Staley Music Director Lidiya Yankovskaya ...
Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE SCARLET IBIS AND THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TUR Photo Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE SCARLET IBIS AND THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURING
by BWW News Desk - January 08, 2019

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) continues its 2018/2019 season with the Chicago premiere of the contemporary opera "The Scarlet Ibis." Composed by Stefan Weisman with libretto by David Cote, "The Scarlet Ibis" was declared an "outstanding new chamber opera" by David Allen of The New York Times upon its ...
Lyric Opera of Chicago to Hold Ensemble Auditions for WEST SIDE STORY Photo Lyric Opera of Chicago to Hold Ensemble Auditions for WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - December 17, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago will hold auditions for dancer/singer/actors for the 2018-19 Season production of Leonard Bernstein's musical theater masterpiece West Side Story. Directed by Francesca Zambello, this new co-production is shared by Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, and the Glimmergl...
LA BOHÈME and CENDRILLON Return to Lyric Opera of Chicago Photo LA BOHÈME and CENDRILLON Return to Lyric Opera of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - December 12, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago kicks off 2019 with two acclaimed productions: the return of the new production of Puccini's captivating and tragic love story La boheme, and the Midwest premiere of a beloved production of Massenet's Cendrillon, based on the Cinderella story. La boheme is a quintessentially I...
VIDEO: First Look At CENDRILLON At Lyric Opera Of Chicago Photo VIDEO: First Look At CENDRILLON At Lyric Opera Of Chicago
by Stage Tube - November 30, 2018

The Lyric Opera of Chicago premiere of Jules Massenet's charming fairytale opera Cendrillon (Cinderella) opens Saturday, December 1 at 7:30pm. There are six performances Dec. 1 through Jan. 20 at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago. Tickets start at $49 for adults and just $20 for child...
Photo Flash: Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents IL TROVATORE Photo Photo Flash: Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents IL TROVATORE
by BWW News Desk - November 16, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of Verdi's Il trovatoreopens Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:30pm. There are seven performances November 17 - December 9  at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago. Tickets start at $39 and are available now at lyricopera.org/Trovatore or at 312-827-5600....
Anna Netrebko Returns In Recital Sunday 12/2 Photo Anna Netrebko Returns In Recital Sunday 12/2
by BWW News Desk - November 13, 2018

Musical America has called her 'a genuine superstar for the 21st century.' Now, for one afternoon, Anna Netrebko will appear at Lyric for a memorable recital....
Lyric Opera Management Doubles Down On Its Demands Photo Lyric Opera Management Doubles Down On Its Demands
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2018

Today, Lyric Management sent what it called a 'settlement offer' to the Orchestra musicians through a federal mediator.  Management gave the musicians a grand total of six hours to accept it, or else it would be withdrawn....
Lyric Opera of Chicago Musicians On Strike; May Results In Cancelled Performances Photo Lyric Opera of Chicago Musicians On Strike; May Results In Cancelled Performances
by BWW News Desk - October 09, 2018

It was reported yesterday that the Lyric Opera of Chicago had reached deals with four unions following ongoing negotiations with many of the opera's stakeholders. The opera had reached agreements with Stagehands Local 2, Wardrobe Local 769, Hair and Make-Up Local 476 and Treasurers and Ticket Seller...
Lyric Opera and IATSE Sign Multi-Year Labor Deal Photo Lyric Opera and IATSE Sign Multi-Year Labor Deal
by BWW News Desk - October 08, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago and representatives of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) announced today that Stagehands Local 2, Wardrobe Local 769, Hair and Make-Up Local 476 and Treasurers and Ticket Sellers Local 750 entered into multi-year labor agreements. Each of these a...
Photo Flash: Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents LA BOHEME Photo Photo Flash: Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - October 05, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago's new coproduction of Puccini's La boheme opens the company's 64th season tomorrow -- Saturday, October 6, at 6:30pm. There are five performances through October 20 and six additional performance Jan. 10-25 at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. Tickets start a...
Lyric Unlimited Announces an Opera for Young People RHODA AND THE FOSSIL HUNT Photo Lyric Unlimited Announces an Opera for Young People RHODA AND THE FOSSIL HUNT
by BWW News Desk - September 12, 2018

Lyric Unlimited, the branch of Lyric Opera devoted to education, community engagement, and new artistic initiatives, is excited to announce its latest opera for young people, Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt. Created especially for children 7-12 and their families by composer John Musto and librettist/dire...
Folks Operetta Announces Cast Of THE CSARDAS PRINCESS Photo Folks Operetta Announces Cast Of THE CSARDAS PRINCESS
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Folks Operetta's 2018 season kicks off with Emmerich Kalman's operetta The Csardas Princess, July 7 - 22, playing at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The Csardas Princess features the book written by Leo Stein and Bela Jenbach with music by Emmerich Kalman and an English translation by Hersh Glagov a...
Lyric Opera of Chicago to Hold Dance Auditions for
LA TRAVIATA Photo Lyric Opera of Chicago to Hold Dance Auditions for LA TRAVIATA
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago will hold auditions for solo dancers with strong technique and significant stage experience for its upcoming production of La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi on Monday, June 18, 2018. The production will be staged by critically acclaimed director Arin Arbus with choreography by Aus...
Lyric Opera Hosts EMPOWER an Original Opera from EmpowerYouth Photo Lyric Opera Hosts EMPOWER an Original Opera from EmpowerYouth
by BWW News Desk - April 19, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League's collaborative program, EmpowerYouth! Igniting Creativity through the Arts, is excited to present Empower, an original opera developed with local African-American high-school students. Tickets are $10-20 and are available here for the one-night-on...
Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents Rising Stars in Concert Photo Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents Rising Stars in Concert
by BWW News Desk - March 15, 2018

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago will present its annual Rising Stars in Concert program on Saturday, April 7, at 7:30pm at the Lyric Opera House. The concert will include the talented artists and pianist of the 2017/18 Ensemble performing with members of the...
Chicago Opera Theater Presents Donizetti's IL PIGMALIONE and RITA Photo Chicago Opera Theater Presents Donizetti's IL PIGMALIONE and RITA
by BWW News Desk - March 08, 2018

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents 'Il Pigmalione' & 'Rita,' a double-bill that spans the life and career of one of opera's premier bel canto composers, Gaetano Donizetti. The two works will be woven together to create a cohesive theatrical production featuring the talents of Javier Abreu (Pigmali...
VIDEO: First Look at The Lyric Opera of Chicago's New Production of FAUST Photo VIDEO: First Look at The Lyric Opera of Chicago's New Production of FAUST
by Stage Tube - March 02, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago's new production of Gounod's Faust is inspired by the works of multimedia artist John Frame (theatrical debut). Find out what happens when a deal with the devil goes awry. Lyric's new Faust is conducted by Emmanuel Villaume and directed by Kevin Newbury....
Photo Flash: A Simple Bet Puts Love to the Test at Lyric Opera's COSÌ FAN TUTTE Photo Photo Flash: A Simple Bet Puts Love to the Test at Lyric Opera's COSÌ FAN TUTTE
by BWW News Desk - February 16, 2018

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Lyric Opera Announces 2018/19 Season Featuring Anna Netrebko, Renee Fleming and More Photo Lyric Opera Announces 2018/19 Season Featuring Anna Netrebko, Renee Fleming and More
by BWW News Desk - February 06, 2018

A season filled with unforgettable music, thrilling singers from around the world, and stirring new productions goes on sale via subscription Wednesday, February 7 at 10am.  Seven new and new-to-Chicago productions, including four Lyric premieres, will engage and entertain audiences from October 201...
Lyric Opera of Chicago Stages Regional Premiere of FELLOW TRAVELERS Photo Lyric Opera of Chicago Stages Regional Premiere of FELLOW TRAVELERS
by BWW News Desk - February 01, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago is excited to present the Chicago premiere of Fellow Travelers, the critically acclaimedopera based on the 2007 landmark novel of the same title by Thomas Mallon. With music by Gregory Spears and libretto by Greg Pierce, the opera reflects the tension between two men's profess...
Soprano Ailyn Perez Joins Cast For Lyric's FAUST Photo Soprano Ailyn Perez Joins Cast For Lyric's FAUST
by BWW News Desk - January 18, 2018

Canadian-American soprano Erin Wall has withdrawn from Faust at Lyric Opera of Chicago to undergo chemotherapy, Anthony Freud, Lyric's general director, president & CEO, announced today. Freud added that her doctors expect a full recovery within a few months, according to her manager. Every...
Transgressive Theatre-Opera's February Production Of COSI FAN TUTTI Photo Transgressive Theatre-Opera's February Production Of COSI FAN TUTTI
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2018

Transgressive Theatre-Opera is excited to announce the next production of its 2017/2018 season, Mozart's sparkling masterpiece, Cosi Fan Tutte, to be performed in English on February 9 at 7:30, February 10 at 1:30 and 7:30, and February 11 at 7:00 in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Performances ...