The Lyric Opera of Chicago is commissioning a new opera based on a best-selling book.Bel Canto by author Ann Patchett was inspired by the hostage crisis in the late 1990s in Peru. Guerrillas occupied the residence of the Japanese ambassador during a party.
The union representing singers and dancers at Lyric Opera of Chicago is threatening to strike.The American Guild of Musical Artists represents nearly everyone on stage at the Lyric: the singers, the dancers, the actors and the production staff.
Lyric Opera of Chicago today (April 21) named Anthony Freud, 53, as its new general director, effective October 1. The British-born Freud will be only the fourth leader of Lyric Opera in the company’s 58-year history.
The world-famous soprano Renee Fleming is about to play a prominent role at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.Fleming's voice has filled the opera house in the past. But now Chicagoans will see and hear a lot more of her.