December 30, 2018

The annual ladies locker room cookie exchange. 

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December 28, 2018

Cellists William Cernota, Laura Deming, Mark Brandfonbrener,

Sonia Mantell, Walter Preucil, Calum Cook, and Paul Dwyer

Meet our newest orchestra member Sonia Mantell!  She and around 39 other cellists auditioned for one cello position in the orchestra. Congratulations S...

December 26, 2018

Lyric Opera season subscriber Linda Spadlowski created these one-of-a-kind cards for each member of the orchestra! We are so touched by the kindness and artistry that went into these, not to mention the time it took to craft each one. Thank you Linda, and thank you for...

December 24, 2018

Farewell Trovatore cast - you were amazing!

Our final performance of Il Trovatore was also our last performance of 2018. We'll be back in January, but we'll miss this fantastic cast and our maestro for this opera, Marco Armiliato. Bravi tutti!

December 22, 2018

Melissa Trier-Kirk, Frank Babbit, Karl Davies, and Lewis Kirk

Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra members violist Melissa Trier Kirk, violinists Frank Babbitt and Karl Davies with bassoonist Lewis Kirk joined with Lyric Opera Stage Artists members Pamela Williams, Cathy Dunn...

Dexter's main philosophy: what's yours is mine. My boyfriend Kevin and I are staff to 3 cats but Dexter is the most carb-motivated. Not one to waste any part of the pizza, he loves to sleep on the empty cardboard box it came in. Although he's an older guy and really ju...

Principal Trombone Jeremy Moeller holds a trombone

and Principal Tuba Andy Smith holds a...wait, what is that?!!!

Next time you’re at the opera, sitting in your velvety seat and counting down the moments until your next mind-blowing grand opera experience, look for...

December 16, 2018

Siegfried, the namesake for the third opera of Wagner’s 4-opera Ring Cycle, is a fearless (perhaps not the smartest) young man who re-forges his father’s broken sword in Act I, uses it to take out a previously invincible dragon in Act II, and throws major shade on the...

December 14, 2018

Violist Amy Hess with quartet members Kathleen Brauer, Bing Grant, and Mark Brandfonbrener at The Merion

Making music together is a joy we share as an orchestra, and bringing live music to people who can’t get to concerts is a way to share that joy with our community. O...

December 12, 2018

Neil Kimel, French Horn, decided he could sum up all that's great about opera in one amazing word. Take a look.

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