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Violist Carol Cook being sworn in. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Lyric Violist Plays Anthem At Her Own Citizenship Ceremony

The principal violist of the Lyric Opera of Chicago was one of 142 people who became an American citizen today and she was part of the naturalization program, playing the Star Spangled Banner.

07/22/2013

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Former Lyric Opera Director Bruno Bartoletti Dies

Bruno Bartoletti, an orchestra conductor who was associated with the Lyric Opera of Chicago for a half-century, and who championed modern opera as well as classic works, died on Sunday in his native Tuscany, a day before his 87th birthday.

06/09/2013

Lyric Opera performer Wesley Daniel is recovering from burns to his face and neck, suffered while performing a fire-breathing act on stilts. He suffered second-degree burns, but no damage to his lungs or throat, and is expected to make a full recovery, with little or no scarring. (Credit: Loyola University Health System)

Burned Lyric Opera Performer Goes Home From Hospital, Should Heal Quickly

Six months from now, the Lyric Opera accident that left fire-breathing stilt-walker Wesley Daniel with second-degree burns on his neck will likely be only a “bad memory,” Daniel’s doctor said Thursday.

02/07/2013

An actor at the Lyric Opera is injured in a fire-related stunt Monday. (Rich Hein/Chicago Sun-Times)

Fire-Spitting Actor Burned During Lyric Opera Rehearsal

Onstage in the Civic Opera House, a 24-year-old performer was critically burned, says the fire department.

02/04/2013

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A New Twist For Lyric Opera Of Chicago

The Lyric stage has seen Aida, Lohengrin and Faust. And now comes a Mariachi Opera, premiering April 7.

10/23/2012

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Lyric Opera ‘Show Boat’ Star Once Played College Football

A former Citadel football player has changed gears 180 degrees in his career, and now performs at the Lyric Opera.

WBBM Newsradio–01/26/2012

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Lyric Opera Violist Keith Abbott Conant Dies

The principal violist for the Lyric Opera has died unexpectedly.

09/20/2011

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Lyric Opera Looking For Silent Extras

If you have the urge to be onstage but not say anything, the Lyric Opera is in search of extras.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2011

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Strike Threat Averted At Lyric Opera

The Lyric Opera has reached an agreement with the union representing its performers, thus averting the threat of a strike that could have delayed the season.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2011

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Lyric Opera Names New General Director

Houston Grand Opera general director Anthony Freud will soon take over Chicago’s Lyric Opera.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2011

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Lyric Opera Patron Charged With Shoving Usher

A Lyric Opera patron was arrested over the weekend after allegedly shoving an usher twice when he was not allowed back into a performance of “Carmen” after leaving to get opera glasses.

03/14/2011

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Lyric Opera Star Withdraws Due To Illness

The Lyric Opera of Chicago reports that star mezzo-soprano Kate Aldrich has withdrawn from all of her scheduled performances this month.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2010