UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

DER ROSENKAVALIER

STRAUSS

 

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

February 8, 13, 16, 20, 2016
March 4, 7, 10, 13

RISING STARS
IN CONCERT

SPECIAL EVENT

 

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

March 26, 2016

LA BOHÈME

PUCCINI

 

OPERA THEATRE OF SAINT LOUIS

May 21, 25, 27, 2016
June 2, 4, 8, 12, 15, 25

LES TROYENS

BERLIOZ

 

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

November 13, 17, 21, 26, 2016
December 3

DON QUICHOTTE

MASSENET

 

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

November 19, 23, 28, 2016
December 1, 4, 7

CARMEN

BIZET

 

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

February 11, 15, 19, 22, 28, 2017
March 3, 6, 16, 19, 22, 25

CELEBRATING PLÁCIDO

CONCERT EVENT

 

LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

MARCH 9, 13, 2017

LATEST NEWS

Lyric Opera of Chicago announces thrilling 2016/17 season

15 January 2016

In his next season as General Director, Anthony Freud continues his legacy by announcing a season filled with classic operas alongside new and engaging works, sure to excite audiences of all ages. From Mozart's beloved Die Zauberflöte and Bizet's scintillating Carmen to the charming tale of Don Quichotte and the much-anticipated beginning of Lyric's ambitious Ring Cycle with Wagner's Das Rheingold, this will be "an epic season of timeless stories, passionate music, and inspiring theater" (Lyric Opera of Chicago). In his third and final year with the Ryan Opera Center, Smoak will appear in several exciting roles throughout the season, including a special concert event "Celebrating Plácido" where he will share the stage with the one and only Plácido Domingo.

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Bel Canto World Premiere production to be featured on PBS

29 December 2015

As the most anticipated and publicized production of Lyric's 2015/16 season, the World Premiere of Bel Canto by composer Jimmy López and librettist Nilo Cruz has been a resounding success. With media coverage from around the world and an upcoming television broadcast on PBS's Great Performances series, this is a new piece with a bright future. Bradley Smoak originated the role of General Benjamín and has received great acclaim in the press, including a mention in the New York Times.

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Beyond the Aria Recital Series returns to Harris Theater of Music and Dance

18 August 2015

After an overwhelming success in its first year, Beyond the Aria is back with an expanded five-performance schedule! Hosted by the show-stopping Craig Terry, this series combines the grandeur of the Harris Theater in Millenium Park with the intimacy of a cabaret, with a range of repertoire presented by today's most sought after artists. Each performance is completely unique and not to be missed!

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Millenium Park provides perfect setting for Stars of Lyric Opera concert

10 August 2015

Each September, Chicago's music lovers come out to experience the Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park, a free concert under the stars. Pack your picnic basket and bring your friends to enjoy a performance featuring acclaimed Lyric star voices with the Lyric Opera Orchestra. Featuring excerpts from Rossini's Cinderella, Gounod's Romeo and Juliet, Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro and more, the Millennium Park concert is sure to whet your appetite for the much-anticipated season opening!

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Bradley Smoak makes unexpected debut with Chicago Symphony Orchestra

9 May 2015

Stepping in with only a few hours notice for Eric Owens, who canceled citing health reasons, Bradley Smoak joins the world-renowned Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Esa-Pekka Salonen in Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges as Armchair/Tree and will also be performing in Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande on short notice as the Doctor/Shepherd. This marks an exciting and important debut with the CSO for Mr. Smoak. To read the official press release, click here.

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