Renée Fleming | Lyric Opera goes to nine productions for upcoming season

Lyric Opera goes to nine productions for upcoming season

17 January 2012

Lyric Opera goes to nine productions for upcoming season

Chicago Tribune | by John von Rhein

Renée Fleming will star as Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire."

Chicago opera lovers impatient to learn what innovations Anthony Freud will put into place now that he is well and truly ensconced as general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, will have to cool their heels.

The first Lyric season to fall entirely under the new general director’s planning won’t arrive until the 2015-16 season. Just about everything else in the way of repertory and casting for the coming three seasons will have been put together by his predecessor, William Mason, and Mason’s team.

Actually, since Freud inherited Lyric’s trusty music director, Andrew Davis; its creative consultant, soprano Renee Fleming; a committed staff and a financially vigilant board, everything was in place to keep the company on a steady course before Freud’s arrival in Chicago last year.

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