Lyric Opera Announces Complete Cast for WEST SIDE STORY

Lyric Opera Announces Complete Cast for WEST SIDE STORY

Lyric Opera has announced the rest of the cast for its new co-production of WEST SIDE STORY, which will feature nearly 100 artists from Chicago and across the country.

Read more
Lyric Opera Announces Season & Casting

Lyric Opera Announces Season & Casting

Photo: Lyric’s “Das Rheingold” | Todd Rosenberg Lyric Opera has announced the operas that will make up its next season: The Barber of Seville, Luisa Miller, Dead Man Walking, Don Giovanni, Madama Butterfly, The Queen of Spades, Götterdämmerung, and Blue. As its annual musical, the opera will present a production of...

Read more
Lyric Announces Design Team and Partial Cast for WEST SIDE STORY

Lyric Announces Design Team and Partial Cast for WEST SIDE STORY

Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced the design team and partial cast for its spring production of WEST SIDE STORY.

Read more
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...

Read more
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.

Read more
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...

Read more
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...

Read more
“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.

Read more
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...

Read more
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. 

Read more