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From Brazil to China: New Members!

When last we saw these two, they were full of the holiday spirit. Now let's revisit the burning issues of our time with our last two new...

Sensaphonics and Saving Our Hearing

Two weeks ago, I walked into a small storefront office on Milwaukee Avenue and discovered something unexpected: an entire medical office...

Musical Ambassadors

Lyric Opera’s Principal Harpist, Marguerite Lynn Williams, has been busy since she joined the orchestra in 2011. Her greatest passion,...

Giving

As we enter the season of giving, we celebrate our members who use their gifts to give back. Today we feature Lyric violist Frank...

New Kids on the Block

Here are two of our newest players, Amy Hess, viola, and Ian Hallas, double bass. Disregard the lady with the thumbs - she already works...

An Afternoon of Chamber Music

St. James Cathedral was filled to capacity Nov. 12, with an enthusiastic crowd waiting to hear chamber music featuring musicians of the...

A Curse is Broken

The Chicago Cubs – from loveable losers to World Series champions! I think most of Chicago was searching for a way to show their...

Voices from the Pit

Members of the renowned Lyric Opera Orchestra talk about their greatest joys and challenges! Click here to read the feature article from...

Introducing Roger Pines, Dramaturg

Roger Pines has spent his entire professional life in opera, including the past 21 years at Lyric Opera of Chicago, where his title is...

There's Something About Das Rheingold

Richard Wagner said, “Music is the inarticulate speech of the heart, which cannot be compressed into words, because it is infinite.” ...

Welcome to our Newest Players!

Ian Hallas, Bass: Amy Hess, Viola: Paul Dwyer, Asst. Principal Cello:Di Shi, Viola: Samuel Hamzem, Horn Hey everyone, we're back! The...

Pack It Up and Head Home

Another opera season successfully completed. Now we all go our separate ways, and with a few exceptions we will be away from each other...

A Celebration to End the Season

We like to celebrate in our orchestra; birthdays, retirements, weddings, births and yearly, the end of the opera season. In early...

When Things Go Wrong

Sometimes, in spite of all of the careful preparation and planning, stuff just happens. Enjoy. The Day the Basset Horn Died. The score to...

A Concert to Remember

Mr. Domingo with Lynn Williams, harp Have you ever had this conversation with someone you just met? What do you do for a living? I am a...

Married, with Opera

Irene Radetzky and Eric Millstein having fun in the pit Katie Brauer and Mark Brandfonbrener Many, if not most, work places discourage...

Shell Game

The first week back after the holiday break this season began with a PBS-recorded performance of Lyric Opera’s world premiere, Bel Canto,...

Teens Who Love Opera!

Lyric Opera’s Youth Opera Council attended a portion of an orchestra rehearsal for the Domingo/Martinez Gala. Afterwards they were...

In Gratitude to our Subs and Extras

Imagine, if you will, a place where you do the same work as the people around you but you're mostly invisible to the people you work for....

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