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Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Founded in 1954, Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the world's greatest opera companies. Anthony Freud, Lyric’s general director, began his tenure in 2011. Sir Andrew Davis has served as Lyric’s music director since 2000. In 2010, Renée Fleming became Lyric’s first creative consultant. Lyric Opera of Chicago’s performances can be heard worldwide via live streaming, and on the radio during an nine-week broadcast season beginning in May 20, 2017.

May 2017 Lyric Opera of Chicago highlights

Apr 30, 2017

5/20      Wagner: Das Rheingold


   Wotan: Eric Owens

   Alberich: Samuel Youn

   Loge: Štefan Margita

   Fricka: Tanja Ariane Baumgartner

   Fasolt: Wilhelm Schwinghammer

   Fafner: Tobias Kehrer

   Erda: Okka von der Damerau

5/28      Donizetti: Lucia Di Lammermoor


   Lucia: Albina Shagimuratova

   Edgardo: Piotr Beczała

   Enrico: Quinn Kelsey

   Raimondo: Adrian Sâmpetrean

Lyric Opera

The 2016-2017 broadcast season of  Lyric Opera of Chicago runs May 10 through July 22 kicking off the ten-opera season with the Lyric's much-anticipated new Ring cycle, Das Rhinegold, which features perfromances by Eric Owens, Samuel Youn, and Stefan Margita. 

The season also includes: