April 2015 Lyric Notes - Lyric Opera of Chicago

April 2015 Lyric Notes

Welcome to Lyric Notes, Lyric Opera of Chicago's eNewsletter!

It may be April, but "June Is Bustin' Out All Over" at Lyric, as an all-star team that Broadway.com said "defines dream casting" gathers in Chicago for Carousel from April 10 – May 3. Get to know the cast and learn more about the work that Time Magazine called "the best musical of the 20th Century." Plus, read a timely reminder of the benefits of subscribing to the 15/16 Season on the April 1 renewal deadline; find out about ways to introduce young adults in your life to opera; and get a sneak preview of programming details for Grammy-winning pianist Lang Lang's only Chicago appearance in 2015 — at Lyric on May 9!

Eight Reasons to Love our Carousel Stars

Rodgers and Hammerstein's masterpiece Carousel opens at Lyric on April 10, and the production is filled to the brim with Broadway talent. Here are just eight reasons (though eight could never be enough!) to love our stars.

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Lang Lang at Lyric

What's not to like like about Lang Lang? This Chinese-born world citizen has loved playing piano since he could reach the keyboard (inspired by the old Tom and Jerry cartoon, "The Cat Concerto"). He truly plays when he performs, whether in concert halls or stadiums.

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There’s Nothing Like Subscribing!

There's so much to see and hear in Lyric's 2015-16 season, you can't afford to miss a single opera! As general director Anthony Freud says, "Our aim is to enthrall, entertain, excite, and stimulate, and to invite audiences to experience the unique magic of our art form."

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A Musical That Soars: Lyric’s New Production of Carousel

Carousel is breathtaking. It's Richard Rodgers's most beautiful music, matched to equally glorious words by Oscar Hammerstein II. It's tragic, yes, but also, in the end, uplifting. And it explores depths of emotion that, back in the 1940s, Broadway musicals seldom, if ever, were able to achieve.

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Tomorrow’s Opera Audiences At Lyric

Did you ever wonder where tomorrow's opera audiences are being formed? The answer is sitting right here within the Civic Opera House for many performances, where thousands of college students and young professionals take advantage of programs that provide affordable access to great performances each season.

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Special Offers for Our Readers

Special offers from Chicago Dance Month and the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus.

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