CHICAGO – Lyric Opera of Chicago’s general director Anthony Freud and music director Sir Andrew Davis announced today the repertoire and casting for the company’s 2016/17 season – the second season that they have fully planned together.
“Musical glory and magnificent storytelling – that’s what the operas in Lyric’s 2016/17 season have in common, and it’s what makes this a truly monumental season,” said Freud. “Whether French, German, Italian, or Russian, the masterworks you’ll enjoy were conceived by composers whose gifts for creating compelling drama through the singing voice are beyond compare. Our first production of the season, Das Rheingold, begins the Ring cycle series and serves as a starting point for a season full of really terrific music.”
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