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Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Deal With Musicians Union Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Deal With Musicians Union
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2018

It was previously reported 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 Selle... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago Cancels Performances Due To Musicians Strike Lyric Opera of Chicago Cancels Performances Due To Musicians Strike
by BWW News Desk - October 10, 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... (more...)
Lyric Opera and IATSE Sign Multi-Year Labor Deal 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... (more...)
Photo Flash: Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents LA BOHEME 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... (more...)
Lyric Opera Announces 2018/19 Season Featuring Anna Netrebko, Renee Fleming and More 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... (more...)
Chicago Opera Theater to Bring ELIZABETH CREE World Premiere to the Windy City Chicago Opera Theater to Bring ELIZABETH CREE World Premiere to the Windy City
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2017

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents 'Elizabeth Cree,' a suspenseful and thrilling tale set in Victorian London, based on the novel 'The Trial of Elizabeth Cree' by Peter Ackroyd.... (more...)
New Opera BLACK SQUARE Set for Krannert Center as Part of '10 Days That Shook the World' Symposium New Opera BLACK SQUARE Set for Krannert Center as Part of '10 Days That Shook the World' Symposium
by BWW News Desk - December 04, 2017

The capstone event of the REEEC symposium 10 days that shook the world is the Lyric Theatre at Illinois' production From Prince Igor to Black Square. The stories of human lives swept away by the storm of political changes seven centuries apart come alive in this unusual production.... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago's Wine Auction 2018 Ups the Ante with 30th Anniversary Lots Lyric Opera of Chicago's Wine Auction 2018 Ups the Ante with 30th Anniversary Lots
by BWW News Desk - November 09, 2017

Wine Auction 2018, the highly regarded triennial event organized by The Women's Board of Lyric Opera of Chicago, has announced dazzling auction lots as its milestone 30th anniversary nears.... (more...)
DIE WALK RE Opens Tonight at Lyric Opera of Chicago DIE WALK RE Opens Tonight at Lyric Opera of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - November 01, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago's new production of Wagner's Die Walk re opens Wednesday, November 1. The famous Ride of the Valkyries music will exhilarate first-time and experienced audiences alike, as will the many powerful and poignant dramatic developments and musical motifs interwoven throughout this... (more...)
Harris Theater's 2017-18 'Beyond the Aria' Series to Continue Next Week with Christine Goerke & More Harris Theater's 2017-18 'Beyond the Aria' Series to Continue Next Week with Christine Goerke & More
by BWW News Desk - November 01, 2017

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, in association with Lyric Unlimited, has announced the return of Beyond the Aria - the highly acclaimed performance series produced by the Harris Theater which pairs internationally celebrated opera singers of Lyric's mainstage alongside rising stars from The ... (more...)
Patricia Racette Returns to Chicago Opera Theater in THE CONSUL Patricia Racette Returns to Chicago Opera Theater in THE CONSUL
by BWW News Desk - October 07, 2017

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents The Consul, a Pulitzer Prize-winning opera by Gian Carlo Menotti. Hailed by the New York Times as an opera of eloquence, momentousness, and intensity of expression written from the heart, The Consul is a modern opera whose subject matter has proven to have... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago's RIGOLETTO Opens Tomorrow Lyric Opera of Chicago's RIGOLETTO Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - October 06, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the harrowing story of a protective father, a lovestruck daughter, a predatory duke, and the terrible consequences of a curse in Verdi's Rigoletto. The new-to-Chicago production stars two world-renowned Ryan Opera Center alumni, Quinn Kelsey and Matthew Polenzani, in ... (more...)
The Joffrey Ballet Named Resident Dance Company at the Lyric Opera House The Joffrey Ballet Named Resident Dance Company at the Lyric Opera House
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Joffrey Ballet today announced that Joffrey will become the resident dance company at the Lyric Opera House (20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago) at the start of the 2020/21 Season.... (more...)
Chicago Folks Operetta Announces 'War and remembrance' Season Chicago Folks Operetta Announces 'War and remembrance' Season
by BWW News Desk - April 17, 2017

Chicago Folks Operetta (CFO) is proud to announce its 2017 season titled “War and Remembrance.” Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I, the season includes the fully staged Chicago premiere of Kurt Weill's anti-war operetta Johnny Johnson, June 24 – July 9, ... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents ITZHAK PERLMAN IN RECITAL, 4/23 Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents ITZHAK PERLMAN IN RECITAL, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman in a program of masterpieces by Vivaldi, Beethoven, Schumann, and Ravel. Perlman will be accompanied by pianist Rohan De Silva on Sunday, April 23 at Lyric's Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago.... (more...)
Chicago Opera Theater Presents Philip Glass's THE PERFECT AMERICAN, 4/22, 4/30 Chicago Opera Theater Presents Philip Glass's THE PERFECT AMERICAN, 4/22, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - March 03, 2017

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents 'The Perfect American,' a Chicago premiere opera by American composer Philip Glass. Based on American novelist Peter Stephan Jungk's 2001 novel, 'Der Konig von Amerika,' Glass' opera imagines the last three months of Walt Disney's life.... (more...)
Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces 2017/18 Season - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Leonard Bernstein Tribute and More! Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces 2017/18 Season - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Leonard Bernstein Tribute and More!
by BWW News Desk - February 07, 2017

 A season of superb music and spectacle is now on sale to Lyric subscribers - including three new mainstage opera productions, three new-to-Chicago opera productions, one new musical production, and one new-to-Chicago chamber opera production.... (more...)
Obsession and Passion Take the Stage in CARMEN at the Lyric Opera Obsession and Passion Take the Stage in CARMEN at the Lyric Opera
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the thrilling story of a deadly love triangle set to Georges Bizet's most vivid and exciting music. No wonder it's so popular! Carmen heats up this winter in a new Lyric coproduction with two smoking-hot casts.... (more...)
 Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE INVENTION OF MOREL Chicago Opera Theater Presents THE INVENTION OF MOREL
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2016

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents 'The Invention of Morel,' a world premiere of the co-commissioned opera composed by Stewart Copeland, co-founder and drummer of The Police. Based on Argentinian author Adolfo Bioy Casares' 1940 novel 'La invencion de Morel,' Copeland's new adaptation examines the... (more...)