Lyric Opera single tickets on sale, Millennium Park concert set

Sat Aug 07, 2010 at 12:22 pm

By Lawrence A. Johnson

Single tickets are now on sale for the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2010-2011 season.

The Lyric will open its 56th season October 1 with Verdi’s Macbeth starring Thomas Hampson in a new production directed by Barbara Gaines of Chicago Shakespeare Theater. The season will also offer Bizet’s Carmen, Puccini’s Girl of the Golden West, Wagner’s Lohengrin, Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Handel’s Hercules, and Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado.

With the Lyric cutting its performances by 11 percent next season, getting single tickets for specific dates is no longer a sure bet, so best not to delay.; 312-332-2244.

The Lyric Opera has also announced details of its free annual preseason concert, which takes place 7:30 p.m. September 11 at the Pritzker Pavilion and will be broadcast live on WFMT.

Artists include Thomas Hampson, Nadja Michael, Elaine Alvarez, Amber Wagner, Dimitri Pittas, and Kyle Ketelsen. The program wil include selections from Donizetti’s La favorita, Verdi’s Macbeth, Un ballo in maschera, Simon Boccanegra, and La forza del destino, Puccini’s La bohème and La rondine, and Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Don Giovanni, Cosὶ fan tutte, and Die Entführung aus dem Serail.

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