A joyful preview of the upcoming season at Lyric Opera of Chicago

United StatesUnited States ‘Sunday in the Park with Lyric’: Soloists and Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago / Enrique Mazzola & Donald Lee III (conductors). Jay Pritzker Pavilion (Millennium Park), Chicago, 20.8.2023. (JLZ)

Enrique Mazzola and the Ryan Opera Center Ensemble © Kyle Flubacker

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Valentina Peleggi conducts Coleman, Saint-Saëns and Tchaikovsky at the Grant Park Music Festival

United StatesUnited States Coleman, Saint-Saëns and Tchaikovsky: Stewart Goodyear (piano), Grant Park Music Festival Orchestra / Valentina Peleggi (conductor). Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago, 29.6.2023. (JLZ)

Valentina Peleggi conducts the Grant Park Music Festival Orchestra © Elliot Mandel

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Riccardo Muti leads a stellar Missa solemnis in a valedictory CSO performance

United StatesUnited States Beethoven: Erin Morley (soprano), Alisa Kolosova (mezzo-soprano), Giovanni Sala (tenor), Kyle Ketelsen (bass-baritone), Chicago Symphony Chorus and Orchestra / Riccardo Muti (conductor). Symphony Center, Chicago, 23.6.2023. (JLZ)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti © Todd Rosenberg Photography

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Vladimir Jurowski leads a powerful performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No.8 in Chicago

United StatesUnited States Mozart, Shostakovich: Martin Helmchen (piano), Chicago Symphony Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor). Symphony Center, Chicago, 28.4.2023. (JLZ)

Vladimir Jurowski conducts soloist Martin Helmchen and the CSO in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.25 © Nuccio DiNuzzo

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Carmen returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago in a new thought-provoking production

United StatesUnited States Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Children’s Chorus – Uniting Voices Chicago, Chorus and Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago / Henrik Nánási (conductor). Civic Opera House, Chicago, 11.3.2023. (JLZ)

J’Nai Bridges as Carmen and Charles Castronovo as Don José © Todd Rosenberg

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