October Lyric Notes - Lyric Opera of Chicago

October Lyric Notes

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

With the red carpet rolled out and guests dressed to impress, Lyric's 60th Anniversary Season opened to audience and critical acclaim! Now, get a backstage look at Don Giovanni, Capriccio, and Anna Bolena, read an interview with Il Trovatore's Stephanie Blythe, and save the date for fun and fascinating upcoming events!

Critics love Lyric’s Diamond Anniversary Don

The verdict is in! Critics absolutely adore Lyric’s new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni .

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Backstage Look: Prepping costumes for Anna Bolena

Lyric Notes caught up with costume director Maureen Rilley on the preparation for Anna Bolena. This is only the second time the production has been staged, and there is still plenty of tweaking happening backstage.

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A CLOSER LOOK: Cameras will bring the balconies every detail in Capriccio

Lyric's technical director Michael Smallwood discusses the installment of IMAG screens in the balconies for Capriccio, in order for all to enjoy this opera of detail.

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MAGIC FROM A MASTER: Duane Schuler, Lyric’s lighting designer for Don Giovanni

Give Duane any era of history, any kind of setting, and any time of day or night that an opera requires, and he can make it reality onstage.

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Stephanie Blythe on the Backstory of Il Trovatore: The Gypsy’s PTSD

Stephanie Blythe's dishes on her II Trovatore character's backstory. “Azucena is someone who has seen something so truly horrifying that she never gets over it.”

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Porgy and Bess: The hits just keep on coming

Whether your first love is opera, jazz, American folk songs, or musical theater, you’ll find that melodies abound this November when Lyric Opera produces The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess .

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Beyond the Aria

Join Lyric Opera artists for Beyond the Aria , a new performance series produced by Harris Theater in a unique first-time association with Lyric Unlimited, on the Pritzker Pavilion Stage at Millennium Park.

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