Lyric Opera of Chicago

November Lyric Notes

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

Critics are raving about Il Trovatore, on stage through Nov. 29, while a talented cast of artists are gearing up to open Porgy and Bess on Nov. 17 by sharing the choreography of the thrilling fight scenes in the Gershwin classic. Plus, learn more about Anna Bolena from in-demand director Kevin Newbury, discover our upcoming Lyric Unlimited events, and more in this issue! 

Critics are Raving: Il Trovatore

"It seems like Lyric Opera can do no wrong this season"- or so says the Chicago Classical Review. Lyric's production of Verdi's epic Il Trovatore is another bonafide hit.

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Chuck Coyl on putting the fight into Porgy and Bess

As fight director for Lyric’s revival of Porgy and Bess, Chuck Coyl ensures that explosively violent moments in the story of Catfish Row look authentic to the audience and feel authentic to the performers – while making sure that nobody gets hurt and everyone keeps singing.

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From Bolena to Bel Canto: The eclectic tastes of Kevin Newbury

Director Kevin Newbury makes his Lyric debut with the upcoming production of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, but he has already been a familiar presence at Lyric as the director of the eagerly anticipated world premiere of Bel Canto.

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Trovatore Talk

The Lyric production’s principal artists on their favorite moments of Verdi’s opera and what they love about Chicago.

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Lyric Opera Chorus Concert, Opera for the Family, and More with Lyric Unlimited!

In addition to the exciting mainstage opera offerings Lyric has scheduled this season, Lyric Unlimited is busy engaging opera lovers in many neighborhoods — and age ranges! — all over Chicagoland this season.

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