Once an artist…

In March of 2020, with spring peeking around the corner, our world as we know it came to a screeching halt. We received the devastating news that the Ring cycle at Lyric Opera of Chicago would have to be cancelled. … Read More -->

Patron Spotlight: Rose Meyer

I am Rose Meyer and currently live in Oak Park, Illinois. I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1926, and my family moved to Chicago that same year. My mother and father both worked; she was a Beautician and he … Read More -->

Patron Spotlight: Florence Winters

Florence Winters was born and raised in the Lakeview neighborhood in Chicago. She grew up listening mostly to the popular music of the 1940s. When she was about 10 years old, she discovered classical music and started listening to the … Read More -->

Unsung Hero: Maestra Susan Hult

Sometimes, when an opera is particularly difficult musically, perhaps with many singers singing different lines at the same time, or if a principal artist requests it, a prompter is employed. I like to refer to Maestra Susan Hult as a … Read More -->

The Artists Perspective – West Side Story

The Lyric Opera of Chicago began its American Musical Theater Initiative in 2013 with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ​Oklahoma! ​Since then, Lyric has produced 6 additional musicals, with Leonard Berstein’s ​West Side Story being the most recent in the … Read More -->

Patron Spotlight: Ronald Johnson

The Lyric Opera Chorus was recently invited to participate in a recent donor luncheon in the grand foyer. I had the pleasure of being seated at a table with Ronald Johnson, a retired Structural Engineer who has been a Lyric … Read More -->

The Artists’ Perspective: Cendrillon

For those of us who are fortunate to work in this industry of entertainment, specifically opera, we look forward to those experiences that rise to the highest level of inspiration for us. It is those experiences that made us pursue … Read More -->

Behind the Scenes: Orchestra On Strike

The majority of LOSA members can be found performing onstage donning costumes, wigs and makeup. On or around October 31st,  everyone has the opportunity to dress up and pretend to be someone else for Halloween. This month at Lyric you … Read More -->