Lyric Opera of Chicago

January Lyric Notes

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Join us for a one-time-only Lyric Unlimited opera , The Magic Victrola, on January 17 at 3pm! Hear from The Passenger star Daveda Karanas on her intimate role research at Auschwitz and chorus member Jeffrey Taylor on singing in Tannhäuser in 1988 and now. Discover Lyric Unlimited's Memory and Reckoning events and more! 

Get Your Kids Ready for The Magic Victrola

Looking for a fun way to enjoy a chilly winter Saturday with the kids? The Magic Victrola is just around the corner, and tickets from $10 are still available for this fun performance for kids on Saturday, January 17 from 3pm!

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In the Footsteps of Evil: Daveda Karanas (Liese in The Passenger) visits Auschwitz

When Daveda Karanas appears in the Lyric premiere of The Passenger, she'll perform with a special perspective on the opera. Her portrayal of Liese — a former overseer of prisoners at Auschwitz during World War II - will be significantly influenced by the American mezzo-soprano's recent visit to Auschwitz itself.

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Carousel star Denyce Graves Breaks All the Rules

Superstar mezzo Denyce Graves returns to Lyric for the first time since 2005 to star in Lyric's new production of Carousel. Joining Broadway star Steven Pasquale's Billy Bigelow, Graves anchors the cast as Nettie Fowler, who acts as a mother hen to the New England waterfront community depicted by Rodgers and Hammerstein.

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On the Couch: Tosca

Opera divas are intense and dramatic — and perhaps in need of a bit of counseling, especially if you’re the tragic heroine of Puccini’s Tosca . Read notes from her therapist as he tackles Floria Tosca’s — FT for anonymity! — most persistent psychological traumas and provides an interesting alternate ending to the story.

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Chorus Member Jeffrey Taylor on Tannhäuser

As a bass with the Lyric Opera Chorus since 1981, Jeffrey Taylor has experienced countless thrilling performances firsthand. He's enthusiastic about this season's biggest choral challenge, Wagner's Tannhäuser, and why Lyric audiences should be excited to experience this massive masterpiece, unheard here since 1988.

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Memory and Reckoning – Discovery starts in January!

The Chicago premiere Mieczysław Weinberg's gripping The Passenger runs at Lyric from February 24 through March 15, but it's not too early to start exploring the rich world of this powerful work.

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World-Class Wine for a World-Class Cause: Lyric’s Famed Wine Auction Is Now Open For Bidding!

Lyric Opera of Chicago celebrates grand opera, fine wine and philanthropy on Saturday, February 7, 2015 with Wine Auction 2015 – and you can now preview the auction and bid live!

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