Lyric Opera of Chicago
11:00 am Saturday
The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts return with opening night productions, following the end of the Metropolitan Opera season. This year, we present nine operas, including Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Rossini’s Cinderella/La Cenerentola, Lehár’s The Merry Widow with Renée Fleming and Thomas Hampson, Verdi’s Nabucco and more. Of special note is the world premiere presentation of López’s Bel Canto, based on the novel by Ann Patchett, that debuted to outstanding critical and popular acclaim (and sold-out houses).
Lyric Opera of Chicago’s mission is to express and promote the life-changing, transformational, revelatory power of great opera. Lyric exists to provide a broad, deep, and relevant cultural service to Chicago and the nation, and to advance the development of the art form.
Founded in 1954, Lyric is dedicated to producing and performing consistently thrilling, entertaining, and thought-provoking opera with a balanced repertoire of core classics, lesser known masterpieces, and new works; to creating an innovative and wide-ranging program of community engagement and educational activities; and to developing exceptional emerging operatic talent.
Under the leadership of general director Anthony Freud, music director Sir Andrew Davis, and creative consultant Renée Fleming, Lyric strives to become The Great North American Opera. Company for the 21st century: a globally significant arts organization embodying the core values of excellence, relevance, and fiscal responsibility. More information about Lyric is available at lyricopera.org.
Coverage resumes on May 12:
- May 12 GLUCK: Orphee et Eurydice (1774 Paris Version)
- May 19 VERDI: Rigoletto
- May 26 WAGNER: Die Walkure