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The Light in the Piazza at Lyric Opera House

Dates

12/14/2019 - 12/29/2019

Theatre

Lyric Opera House


20 N Wacker Drive
Chicago,IL 60606

Tickets Info

Starts at $35
Phone: 3128275600


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What do you get when you cross a world-renowned, Tony-nominated artist with a six-time Tony Award-winning musical? Surefire theatrical magic - and that's what audiences can expect this December when opera superstar Rene Fleming, Alex Jennings (Netflixs The Crown) and rising star Solea Pfeiffer (Almost Famous) bring the ravishing musical The Light in the Piazza to Lyric Opera House!This anticipated new production is directed by multiple Olivier Award-winning director Daniel Evans. Rene Fleming, who was Tony-nominated for her role as Nettie Fowler in Carousel on Broadway last season, stars as Margaret Johnson in this beloved piece that features "the most intensely romantic score of any musical since West Side Story" (New York Times). Featuring the Lyric Opera Orchestra conducted by Kimberly Grigsby, The Light in the Piazza tells a story that will sweep you off your feet as it transports you to beautiful, sun-drenched Florence.The Story: Florence. Summer 1953. As American Margaret Johnson and her daughter Clara take in the city's wonders, a fateful gust of wind whisks Clara's hat into the hands of local dreamer Fabrizio Naccarelli... and it's amore at first sight. But Clara isn't quite what she appears, and soon they must all confront a secret that's been kept in the shadows for far too long.Don't miss this acclaimed Broadway musical about the life-changing thrill of first love in this limited engagement at the Lyric Opera House!Presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe. Produced by arrangement with Turner Entertainment Co. owner of the original motion picture "Light in The Piazza". Based on the Novel by Elizabeth Spencer.

News About The Light in the Piazza at Lyric Opera House


THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA's Solea Pfeiffer Takes Over Instagram Saturday!
December 20, 2019

The beauty is when you realize that The Light in the Piazza's Solea Pfeiffer is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story this Saturday, December 21st! Be sure to tune in throughout the day to get a behind-the-scenes look at Solea alongside Renee Fleming, Rob Houchen, and more in this classic Adam Guettel musical!

BWW Review: Scenario Two's THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at Lyric Opera House
December 17, 2019

Lyric Opera's special holiday engagement of Adam Guettel's THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, one of the few contemporary musicals written in a style that harkens back to the Golden Age, is beautifully sung with the composer's complicated and melodious score performed by a superb orchestra. The musical focuses on Margaret Johnson and her daughter Clara, who take a vacation to Florence, Italy in the summer of 1953a?'and find their lives forever changed after Clara has a chance encounter with Fabrizio Nacarelli, a young Italian man. It should come as little surprise that Renèe Fleming has a radiant turn as Margaret. Vocally, Fleming's take on the role is pristine, but she also plays out the tension between Margaret's fiercely protective instincts when it comes to her child and her yearning to empower Clara to lead her own life as a young adult. While I wish to avoid spoilers, it's key to share that the musical has a twist that includes a revelation about Clara that shines light on precisely why Margaret feels so compelled to keep watch over her daughter.

Review Roundup: Renee Fleming, Solea Pfeiffer in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA in Chicago
December 16, 2019

The Light in the Piazza at Lyric Opera House stars four-time Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Renée Fleming. The limited holiday engagement runs through Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019.

Photo Flash: First Look at Renee Fleming, Solea Pfeiffer, and More in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA in Chicago
December 16, 2019

The Light in the Piazza at Lyric Opera House stars four-time Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Renée Fleming. The limited holiday engagement runs through Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019.

BWW Contest: Win Two Tickets To THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA In Chicago!
December 19, 2019

Get ready because BroadwayWorld is giving you the chance to win tickets to see Solea Pfeiffer, Renee Fleming, and more in The Light in the Piazza at Chicago's Lyric Opera House! The winner will receive two tickets to the production's December 27th performance. The contest will run now through December 22rd, at 11:59 PM EST. Be sure to enter for your chance to win TODAY!

Photo Flash: Renee Fleming and More in Rehearsal For THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA in Chicago
December 11, 2019

Rehearsals are underway for Scenario Two's presentation of the beloved Tony Award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza at Lyric Opera House, starring four-time Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Renée Fleming. The limited holiday engagement opens this Saturday, Dec. 14 and runs through Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019.

Alex Jennings to Appear Live at the Siskel Film Center
November 19, 2019

Three-time Olivier Award winner Alex Jennings (Netflix's The Crown), in Chicago rehearsing for his upcoming role in the Tony Award-winning musical, The Light in the Piazza, at the Lyric Opera House Dec. 14-29, will make a special appearance at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (164 N. State Street) following the National Theatre Live screening of the engrossing new work, Hansard, in which he co-stars with Olivier and Tony Award-winning actress Lindsay Duncan (Private Lives), Friday evening, December 6, at 7:45pm.  Jennings will be on hand afterwards to answer questions about his acclaimed Broadway, West End, and TV career.

Wake Up With BWW 10/31: Andrew Garfield in TICK, TICK...BOOM! and More!
October 31, 2019

Today's top stories: Andrew Garfield will lead the film adaptation of tick, tick...Boom! directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda!

Full Casting Announced For the Chicago Engagement of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Starring Renée Fleming
October 30, 2019

The full Chicago cast has been announced for the limited holiday engagement of beloved Tony Award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza, for ten performances only, December 14-29, 2019, at Lyric Opera House. The cast includes Renee Fleming and Rob Houchen, along with three-time Olivier Award winner Alex Jennings (Netflix's The Crown) and rising star Solea Pfeiffer (Almost Famous, Hamilton), as well as world-renowned soprano Marie McLaughlin, Broadway star Eric Sciotto (Something Rotten) and award-winning soprano Suzanne Kantorski. Additional casting includes West End talent Malcolm Sinclair, Rhona McGregor, Matthew Woodyatt and ensemble members Jordan Castle, Nicholas Duncan, Chlöe Hart, Molly Lynch, Tom Partridge and Monica Swayne.

Alex Jennings and Solea Pfeiffer Join Renee Fleming in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA in Chicago
September 18, 2019

Alex Jennings (Netflix's The Crown) and Solea Pfeiffer (Almost Famous, Hamilton) will join Renée Fleming in the limited Chicago presentation of The Light in the Piazza, for ten performances only, December 14-29, 2019, at Lyric Opera House (press opening Saturday, Dec. 14). Tickets start at $49 and are on sale now. The Chicago engagement follows the production's acclaimed run at the Royal Festival Hall in London this summer.

Renee Fleming Will Reprise Her Role in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA in Chicago
March 24, 2019

The Light in the Piazza, starring four-time Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Renee Fleming as Margaret Johnson, is coming to Chicago. Additional casting including Broadway and West End stars to be announced soon.

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