Lyric Opera of Chicago Tickets
Lyric Opera of Chicago tour dates
The Lyric Opera of Chicago is a leading U.S. opera company that presents dozens of operatic performances each year. The company's ensemble has performed with internationally renowned musicians, including soprano Renee Fleming and pianist Lang Lang. In addition to its opera schedule, the group engages in regular performances of musical theater works and gives family concerts. To get your Lyric Opera of Chicago tickets, head to StubHub.
Lyric Opera of Chicago background
Formed in 1954, the company was known as The Lyric Theatre of Chicago until the late 1950s. Carol Fox, Nicola Rescigno and Lawrence V. Kelly were the original founders. Singer Renee Fleming became a creative consultant for the group in 2010. The company, which performs at the Civic Opera House Chicago, is a member of the OPERA America organization.
Lyric Opera of Chicago repertoire
The Lyric Opera of Chicago does not shy away from putting on a diverse array of operatic productions. Some of their operas include Siegfried by Wagner, Il trovatore by Verdi and Cendrillon by Massenet. While Wagner and Verdi are heavy on romanticism, Massenet's version of Cinderella has an elegance and sweetness. Each concert cycle has different productions.
Lyric Opera of Chicago premiere performances
As one of the most well-respected opera companies in the United States, the Lyric Opera of Chicago regularly premieres newly commissioned operas. Many of the new pieces use unusual instrument combinations not normally seen in traditional opera. Some of the new works composed especially for the ensemble have included the mariachi opera El Pasado Nunca Se Termina, a klezmer opera by Wlad Marhulets and Second Nature, an opera for young people by Matthew Aucoin.
Lyric Opera of Chicago musical theater work
The American Musical Theater Initiative is a key program set up by the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Held each year in the spring season, this program is designed to breathe new life into timeless musical theater works. For example, the beloved musicals Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music, Carousel, The King and I and My Fair Lady have all been performed through this program.
Similar to Lyric Opera of Chicago
Opera fans who enjoy performances by the Lyric Opera of Chicago may also enjoy operas with classic settings, such as Bizet's Carmen. Symphonic concerts of Wagner's music may also be enjoyable to those who enjoy classic opera.
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