Lyric Opera

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James Beard Awards Ceremony Moving To ChicagoStrengthening its status as a "culinary capital of the world," Chicago has been chosen to play host to the prestigious James Beard Foundation awards ceremony, known as the Oscars of the restaurant world.
Lyric Violist Plays Anthem At Her Own Citizenship CeremonyThe 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.
Former Lyric Opera Director Bruno Bartoletti DiesBruno 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.
Burned Lyric Opera Performer Goes Home From Hospital, Should Heal QuicklySix 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.
Fire-Spitting Actor Burned During Lyric Opera RehearsalOnstage in the Civic Opera House, a 24-year-old performer was critically burned, says the fire department.
A New Twist For Lyric Opera Of ChicagoThe Lyric stage has seen Aida, Lohengrin and Faust. And now comes a Mariachi Opera, premiering April 7.
Lyric Opera 'Show Boat' Star Once Played College FootballA former Citadel football player has changed gears 180 degrees in his career, and now performs at the Lyric Opera.
Lyric Opera Violist Keith Abbott Conant DiesThe principal violist for the Lyric Opera has died unexpectedly.
Lyric Opera Looking For Silent ExtrasIf you have the urge to be onstage but not say anything, the Lyric Opera is in search of extras.
Strike Threat Averted At Lyric OperaThe 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.
Lyric Opera Names New General DirectorHouston Grand Opera general director Anthony Freud will soon take over Chicago’s Lyric Opera.