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Stars of Lyric at Millennium Park

Fri, Sep 11 7:30 PM

Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60603

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Each September, Chicago's music lovers come out to experience the Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park, a free concert under the stars. Pack your picnic basket and bring your friends to enjoy a performance featuring acclaimed Lyric star voices with the Lyric Opera Orchestra. This year's concert features excerpts from Rossini's Cinderella, Gounod's Romeo and Juliet, Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro and more, the Millennium Park concert is sure to whet your appetite for the much-anticipated season opening!

Sir Andrew Davis, Lyric’s music director, will lead the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus, and an array of outstanding soloists: sopranos Christiane Karg and Amanda Majeski; mezzo-sopranos Elizabeth DeShong, Rachel Frenkel, and Katharine Goeldner; tenors Lawrence Brownlee and Keith Jameson; bass-baritones Luca Pisaroni and Adam Plachetka; and bass Brindley Sherratt. Also performing will be current Ryan Opera Center ensemble members Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi, soprano, Jonathan Johnson, tenor, and Bradley Smoak, bass.

The concert will be broadcast live on 98.7WFMT and wfmt.com. Audience members in the Seating Bowl will enjoy projected English translations. Those seated on the lawn or listening to the broadcast on wfmt.com around the world will have access to line-by-line translations in real time on mobile devices, at lyricoperalive.org.

Members of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America will perform a pre-concert set between 6:45 and 7:10 pm.

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Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, Illinois 60603

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