A Star-Studded Return: Lyric Opera Gala Is a Fashionable Evening to Remember

Some of the Chicago-area’s most generous philanthropists gathered for the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s “Lyric Under the Stars” fundraiser, their first in-person gathering since the onstart of the pandemic. The sold-out event, held Sept. 25, drew 250 supporters to celebrate the Lyric’s return to live performances, and raised $1.8 million gross dollars.  Gala Chairwoman Karen […]

Lyric Opera Wine Auction 2018: Start Bidding Online Today

Where there’s a browser, there’s a way! Auctions are no longer limited to one evening affairs where you’re out of luck if you’re out of town or otherwise engaged. With the help of technology, wine, travel, and auction lovers around the globe have the ability to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences and rare, collectable bottles of wine. […]

Opera Demystified: A Guide to Lyric Opera’s 2016 Season

Listening to opera is not for everyone, this much is true. But far too many people exempt themselves from the glitz and glamour of a live opera performance because they’re afraid they won’t like it — or worse, won’t understand it and risk looking like a hayseed. Use this helpful guide to find out which […]

'Bel Canto' World Premiere Opens at Lyric Opera of Chicago

When American novelist Ann Patchett watched news of a four-month siege of the Japanese embassy in Lima, Peru, by young rebels in 1996, she saw its potential as a compelling story and used it as the template for her multiple award-winning 2001 novel, “Bel Canto.” The siege had begun during a large party and to […]