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VIDEO: First Look at Lyric Opera of Chicago's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF with Steven Skybell Photo VIDEO: First Look at Lyric Opera of Chicago's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF with Steven Skybell, Debbie Gravitte, and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 26, 2022

Lyric Opera of Chicago is presenting Fiddler on the Roof, the North American premiere of an internationally heralded reinvention of the Broadway classic, now on stage at the Lyric Stage through October 7, 2022. Get a first look at footage from the production here!

Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present ERNANI Beginning This Week Photo Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present ERNANI Beginning This Week
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 10, 2022

Lyric Opera of Chicago will kick off the Chicago cultural season with Verdi’s Ernani from September 9 to October 1, 2022.

Details Announced for Lyric Opera of Chicago's Season Opener ERNANI Photo Details Announced for Lyric Opera of Chicago's Season Opener ERNANI
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2022

Lyric Opera of Chicago will kick off the cultural season with a bang as Verdi’s Ernani takes the stage, with performances from September 9 to October 1, 2022. Written as Verdi was coming into his power as a composer, Ernani is a must-see operatic thrill ride full of grand-scale arias, explosive choral numbers, and unforgettable performances.

Steven Skybell, Debbie Gravitte & More to Star in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Lyric Opera  Photo Steven Skybell, Debbie Gravitte & More to Star in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Lyric Opera of Chicago
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022

Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced principal casting for its new to Chicago production of Fiddler on the Roof, the North American premiere of an internationally heralded reinvention of the Broadway classic, set to hit the Lyric stage this Fall.

Photos: DIRECTORFEST 2022 Presents THE SEVENTEETH CHAPEL & A NUMBER Photo Photos: DIRECTORFEST 2022 Presents THE SEVENTEETH CHAPEL & A NUMBER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2022

The Drama League¬†has released new production images from¬†DirectorFest 2022¬†‚Ästa festival spotlighting the art of contemporary stage directing by an exciting new generation of talent, featuring brand new productions led by its current Directing Fellows.

Photos: First Look at The Drama League's DIRECTORFEST 2022 Photo Photos: First Look at The Drama League's DIRECTORFEST 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 21, 2022

The Drama League’s Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, and Executive Director Bevin Ross, have released production images of the first two shows featured in DirectorFest 2022, a festival spotlighting the art of contemporary stage directing by an exciting new generation of talent, featuring brand new productions led by its current Directing Fellows.

The Drama League Announces Casting for DirectorFest 2022 Photo The Drama League Announces Casting for DirectorFest 2022
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2022

The Drama League has announced today the casting for DirectorFest 2022, a festival focusing on the art of contemporary stage directing by an exciting new generation of talent, featuring brand new productions led by its current Directing Fellows.

Lyric Opera's THE ELIXIR OF LOVE is Now Open Photo Lyric Opera's THE ELIXIR OF LOVE is Now Open
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2021

Donizetti's The Elixir of Love is opera's most heartwarming comedy, filled with delectable music that will be led by Lyric's Music Director Enrique Mazzola in this new-to-Chicago production directed by Daniel Slater. Design by Robert Innes Hopkins; original lighting design by Simon Mills; revival lighting design by Sarah Riffle; choreography by Tim Claydon; with the Lyric Opera Chorus prepared by Michael Black.

MACBETH Opening Sept. 17 - Images Available Photo MACBETH Opening Sept. 17 - Images Available
by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2021

Adapting one of the greatest tragedies written by his hero, Shakespeare, Verdi created a stunning portrait of the most power-hungry couple who ever trod a stage. Macbeth's bloody ascent to the throne of Scotland ‚ÄĒ led and supported by his wife's own consuming ambition ‚ÄĒ results in disaster for them both.

Lyric Opera Of Chicago Presents PAGLIACCI On Film Photo Lyric Opera Of Chicago Presents PAGLIACCI On Film
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 18, 2021

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced this week that registration is now open for audiences to secure a free link to screen the new, original film production of Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, filmed at the Lyric Opera House. Audiences can now secure a free, on-demand viewing of this gripping production for screenings that begin tomorrow, August 19.

Michael Black Videos

VIDEO: Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents DON GIOVANNI VideoVIDEO: Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents DON GIOVANNI
by Stage Tube - Nov 13, 2019

Mozart's musically brilliant and masterful tale of lust and revenge, Don Giovanni, returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago on Thursday, November 14 at 7pm. There will be nine performances through December 8 at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago. Tickets start at $39 and are available now at lyricopera.org/Giovanni or by calling 312-827-5600.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Lyric Opera's WEST SIDE STORY VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Lyric Opera's WEST SIDE STORY
by Alan Henry - May 1, 2019

Lyric's coproduction of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's West Side Story opens next month and features Broadway star Corey Cott as Tony and rising star Mikaela Bennett as Maria.

VIDEO: First Look At CENDRILLON At Lyric Opera Of Chicago VideoVIDEO: First Look At CENDRILLON At Lyric Opera Of Chicago
by Stage Tube - Nov 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 children, and are available now at lyricopera.org/Cendrillon or at 312-827-5600.

VIDEO: First Look at The Lyric Opera of Chicago's New Production of FAUST VideoVIDEO: First Look at The Lyric Opera of Chicago's New Production of FAUST
by Stage Tube - Mar 2, 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.

BWW TV: First Look at Rene Flemming in Susan Stroman-Helmed THE MERRY WIDOW
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 13, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the sparkling operetta The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar in a new-to-Chicago production to launch the holiday season. It opens on Saturday, November 14 with 10 performances through Sunday, December 13. Performances are in English with projected titles.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Snoop Dogg & More Set for New Season of NICK CANNON PRESENTS WILD 'N OUT Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

MTV2 previously announced that'Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out,' will return to the network for a seventh season summer run with 12 all-new episodes beginning tonight, June 10 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Snoop Dogg & More Set for New Season of NICK CANNON PRESENTS WILD 'N OUT
by Caryn Robbins - May 27, 2015

MTV2 previously announced that"Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out," will return to the network for a seventh season summer run with 12 all-new episodes beginning Wednesday, June 10 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.

STAGE TUBE: Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale Perform 'If I Loved You' from Lyric Opera's CAROUSEL
by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2015

The Chicago Tribune just unveiled an intimate video of Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale -- current stars of Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL -- performing 'If I Loved You'. Click below to watch the duet!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Lyric Opera of Chicago's Starry New Production of CAROUSEL!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 10, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago's stunning new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel begins tonight, April 10, and continues through May 3 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 tomorrow, Saturday, April 11 at 7pm. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the stunning new production below!

STAGE TUBE: Trailer, Behind-the-Scenes and More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's DON GIOVANNI
by Stage Tube - Oct 14, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th anniversary starts in style with a brand-new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, Lyric's music director, and staged by director Robert Falls, artistic director of Chicago's Goodman Theatre. It opens on Saturday, September 27 with 10 performances through Wednesday, October 29. Performance dates are Sept. 27, 30, Oct. 11, 14, 17, and 29 at 7:30pm; Oct. 2, 5, 8, and 24 at 2pm. Check out the trailer, behind-the-scenes videos and more below!