The Lyric Opera kicks off its 2017 season this Friday, September 8th with a free “Stars of Lyric Opera Concert” at Millennium Park.
Sir Andrew Davis will be conducting an array of top stars of the Lyric Opera such as Andriana Churchman, Anthony Clark Evans, Dmitry Korchak, Emmett O’Hanlon, J’Nai Bridges, Eric Owens, Matthew Polenzani and more.
The program features excerpts from the Lyric’s upcoming season including Mozart’s The Marriage Of Figaro, Verdi’s Rigoletto, Puccini’s Turandot, Gounod’s Faust, Bellini’s I Puritani, Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice, Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Massenet’s Werther, Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers, and Wagner’s Die Walküre. (Program subject to change.)
The park is usually filled to capacity for this annual event so arrive early for the best seats–first come first served.
Can’t make it to the Park? The Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park free concert will be aired live on 98.7WFMT and wfmt.com. 98.7WFMT.
What: The 17th annual Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park concert
Where: Inside Jay Pritzker Pavilion and on the lawn at Millennium Park
When: Friday, September 8, at 7:30 pm.
The season ahead…
Lyric Opera of Chicago opens its 63rd season on Saturday, September 23. The opera season continues through March 25, 2018, with 64 performances of nine operas: Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice with the Joffrey Ballet (Sept. 23-Oct. 15), Verdi’s Rigoletto (Oct. 7-Nov. 3), Wagner’s Die Walküre (Nov. 1-30), Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers (Nov. 19-Dec. 10), Puccini’s Turandot (Dec. 5-Jan. 27), Bellini’s I Puritani (Feb. 4-28), Mozart’s Così fan tutti (Feb. 17-Mar. 16), Gounod’s Faust (Mar. 3-21), and Spears and Pierce’s Fellow Travelers at the Athenaeum Theatre (Mar. 17-25).
Lyric’s 2017/18 season will also include Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar (April 27-May 20), and several limited-engagement special events, including Chicago Voices Community Created Performances (Sept. 10 at the Harris Theater), Piotr Beczała in Recital (Feb. 25), and Celebrating 100 Years of Bernstein (Mar. 10).
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