Lyric Opera of Chicago

September Lyric Notes

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

Labor Day celebrations may mean the end of summer, but it's just the beginning of Lyric's 60th Anniversary Season! Start with this Saturday's Millennium Park free concert and the Lyric Opera Chorus in concert next Friday, September 12th, plus get a behind-the-scenes scoop on Il Trovatore tech week; enjoy Ana María Martínez dishing on Donna Elvira for Don Giovanni; read about the vocal wonders of Anna Bolena; and more!

Backstage Look: Il Trovatore tech week

An interview with Lyric's technical director, Michael Smallwood, on Il Trovatore tech week and how it's all brought to life.

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Vocal Feast: Anna Bolena

When you experience Anna Bolena, what exactly will you be hearing? Fabulously beautiful sounds, of course, but in this opera, a beautiful voice is just the beginning.

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On The Couch: Porgy and Bess

The complicated love story of Porgy and Bess resonates down through the generations. Here’s a fictional peek inside the marriage counseling sessions of one of their great-granddaughters.

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Ana María Martínez Dishes…

Donna Elvira, the woman scorned by Don Giovanni, holds a special place in the heart of Ana María Martínez, who has a lot to say about her fierce character.

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Celebrate a New Season with Free (and Low Cost!) Events Galore!

Learn about Lyric Chorus concerts and other Lyric Unlimited events this fall!

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