Lyric Opera and Musicians End Strike with Multi-Year Deal

Lyric Opera and Musicians End Strike with Multi-Year Deal

Lyric Opera and the Chicago Federation of Musicians Local #10-208 (CFM) today reached a multi-year labor agreement that will put an end to the strike that has canceled several performances this week. Details are currently unavailable, as the agreement is still subject to ratification from union members, but the new...

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Review LA BOHÈME at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Review LA BOHÈME at Lyric Opera of Chicago

This production, this version of LA BOHÈME is not likely to bring new audiences through the doors in droves unless the tickets are free.

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Musicians on Strike at Lyric Opera

Musicians on Strike at Lyric Opera

Photo: CFM Facebook By Jason Epperson After the announcement of new labor agreements with stagehands, singers, and ticket sellers yesterday, Lyric Opera’s orchestra, represented by the Chicago Federation of Musicians (CFM) Local #10-208, is on strike. “Management is seeking to cut the pay, services and number of musicians while CEO Anthony Freud’s pay...

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IATSE and Lyric Opera of Chicago Agree to Labor Cuts

IATSE and Lyric Opera of Chicago Agree to Labor Cuts

By Jason Epperson Lyric Opera of Chicago and representatives of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) announced today that Stagehands Local 2, Wardrobe Local 769, Hair and Make-Up Local 476 and Treasurers and Ticket Sellers Local 750 have entered into new multi-year labor agreements with the Opera. Agreement...

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“Chicago Voices” Showcased Nationwide on PBS Friday

“Chicago Voices” Showcased Nationwide on PBS Friday

Renée Fleming hosts an evening from Lyric Opera featuring Jessie Mueller, Michelle Williams, Lupe Fiasco, John Prine and more.

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Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Lyric Opera

Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Lyric Opera

Photo: The cast of Jesus Christ Superstar | Todd Rosenberg By Sheri Flanders Most theaters would balk at the idea of dumping 90 lbs of gold confetti across the stage for every show, but the Lyric Opera is not most theaters. Written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber and originally...

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Lyric Opera Announces Design Team and Partial Cast for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Lyric Opera Announces Design Team and Partial Cast for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced the design team and partial cast for their upcoming production of Andrew Llyod Webber and Tim Rice’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. 

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Lyric Announces 18/19 Season, Including LA BOHÈME and WEST SIDE STORY

Lyric Announces 18/19 Season, Including LA BOHÈME and WEST SIDE STORY

General Director Anthony Freud and Music Director Sir Andrew Davis announced Lyric Opera’s 2018/19 Season

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Review: ORPHÉE ET EURYDICE at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Review: ORPHÉE ET EURYDICE at Lyric Opera of Chicago

ORPHÉE ET EURYDICE is one of those unique and stellar productions that can expand old thoughts, change minds, and create new audiences.

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Joffrey Ballet Leaves Auditorium for Lyric Opera House

Joffrey Ballet Leaves Auditorium for Lyric Opera House

Joffrey will become the resident dance company at the Lyric Opera House at the start of the 2020/21 Season, the companies announced today. The agreement comes as the two companies prepare to perform together for the first time in John Neumeier’s production of Gluck’s “Orphée et Eurydice.”

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