CHICAGO (AP) — Big voices and big laughs are in store when Lyric Opera of
Chicago and The Second City collaborate for a performance in January.
“The Second City Guide to the Opera” for the first time brings together two
prominent Chicago arts groups with vastly different audiences.
Lyric Opera’s general director Anthony Freud announced the event Wednesday.
He says it will spark new interest in opera among comedy fans.
Soprano Renee Fleming will be featured in the performance as will members of
Chicago’s celebrated comedy troupe, other opera singers and instrumental
musicians. The comedy and musical revue will be on the Lyric’s main stage
the evening of Jan. 5.
Tickets go on sale to Lyric subscribers starting July 18 and to the general
public starting Aug. 1.