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 -->

LOSA Outreach: Ringing in the New Year

Welcome to 2020! You made it! Another decade! Many of us see the beginning of a new year as a fresh start, a way to shake up our mundane routines. Maybe you get a new haircut, read more, strive to … Read More -->

Center Stage With: Bill Walters

We are blessed with a wonderfully organized, talented and helpful Stage Management team. Bill Walters is one of those amazing individuals on that team whom we are incredibly grateful for. He has a very unique position at Lyric in that … Read More -->

Lyric as a Family – A Friend in Need

The term “family” has become very fluid lately, and with good reason. The literal meaning can be scary, hollow, depressing, sentimental, or exhausting to a lot of people. Personally, It’s a very difficult word for me to hear lately, and … Read More -->

Unsung Hero: Maestro Noah Lindquist

Every rehearsal at the opera is accompanied by music– whether a dance rehearsal, a staging, or a choral rehearsal. It is impossible to require the entire orchestra to be present at every rehearsal, so, in the initial phase of rehearsals, … Read More -->

Lyric as a Family: Giving Thanks

I have always been a proud New Yorker. I like my pizza thin and cut into triangles. I like my bagels overwhelmingly covered in seasoning with a rainbow assortment of cream cheeses. I like walking fast and getting in and … Read More -->