CHICAGO – Lyric Opera of Chicago is opening its doors this summer for a brand-new social experience: Lyric After Hours
. Enjoy great music, signature cocktails, small plates, and the chance to mix and mingle in the gorgeous Rice Grand Foyer at Lyric’s Civic Opera House, located in the center of it all at the corner of Wacker Dr. and Madison St. It’s the perfect opportunity to hear live music in one of Chicago’s most beautiful venues with no cover charge!Lyric After Hours
will feature a variety of musical genres—jazz, bluegrass, and more—and take place in the main lobby area on four Wednesdays in July: July 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 4:30 to 7:30pm, accessible through the main theater doors.
“Chicago is home to magnificent architecture, and we want everyone to experience the Art Deco splendor of Lyric’s beautiful Civic Opera House. Lyric After Hours is part of our continued work to use this historic space in new and exciting ways,” said Anthony Freud, general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago.
“We are throwing open our doors for Lyric After Hours as part of our ongoing efforts to bring in new audiences to experience all that Lyric has to offer,” said Lisa Middleton, director of marketing for Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Complete band details plus the food and drink menu are available at lyricopera.org/afterhours.
Lyric After Hours is sponsored by Lyric Young Professionals, a group of dynamic young opera lovers with an interest in sharing their love and passion for this unique art form. Learn more at lyricopera.org/youngprofessionals.
Founded in 1954, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s mission is to express and promote the life-changing, transformational, revelatory power of great opera. Lyric exists to provide a broad, deep, and relevant cultural service to Chicago and the nation, and to advance the development of the art form.
Lyric is dedicated to producing and performing consistently thrilling, entertaining, and thought-provoking opera with a balanced repertoire of core classics, lesser-known masterpieces, and new works; to creating an innovative and wide-ranging program of community engagement and educational activities; and to developing exceptional emerging operatic talent.
Under the leadership of general director Anthony Freud, music director Sir Andrew Davis, and creative consultant Renée Fleming, Lyric strives to become The Great North American Opera Company for the 21st century: a globally significant arts organization embodying the core values of excellence, relevance, and fiscal responsibility.
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