December 27, 2019

The veil fabric from one of Sondra Radvanovsky’s Three Queens gowns, the pistol used to murder the Commendatore in Don Giovanni , the manacles used to restrain convict Joseph De Rocher in Dead Man Walking, a reed from Principal Clarinetist Charlene Zimmerman’s clarinet...

December 25, 2019

Banda members warming up in costume as gypsies and Spanish musicians

Have you ever wondered about those people playing musical instruments onstage at the opera? Or hear music coming from someplace other than the pit? Is it live or recorded? Are they really playing onsta...

December 23, 2019

Our group volunteer repack session at the Greater Chicago Food Depository this year included members of Lyric Opera’s administrative staff in addition to Lyric Opera Orchestra members, Chorus members, and Stage Managers. With hair and beard nets in place (because we're...

December 21, 2019

Kathleen Brauer (violin), Sister Helen Prejean (author of the book Dead Man Walking), and Mark Brandfonbrener (cello)

December 19, 2019

It gives us great joy to join our wonderful Lyric Opera Stage Artist colleagues to give back to our community. Bringing holiday cheer and favorite seasonal music to local nursing home residents has become a cherished tradition. Most of the residents we perform for can...

December 17, 2019

We've recently welcomed donors to sit in the pit with us during performances, giving them the opportunity to see what opera looks and sounds like from our vantage point (i.e.; a view from the pit!). We were honored to have our board president elect Sylvia Neil with us...

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