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17 Sep 2004

Lyric Opera of Chicago's Jubilee

Jubilee of a profitable opera house By Jeremy Grant Published: September 17 2004 03:00 | Last updated: September 17 2004 03:00 The Lyric Opera of Chicago is marking its 50th anniversary and new season with Christoph Eschenbach conducting Peter Stein's...

Jubilee of a profitable opera house
By Jeremy Grant
Published: September 17 2004 03:00 | Last updated: September 17 2004 03:00

The Lyric Opera of Chicago is marking its 50th anniversary and new season with Christoph Eschenbach conducting Peter Stein's new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni, with the baritone Bryn Terfel and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham.

The next few months hold out the prospect of some rich programming, from Wagner's Ring cycle - Placido Domingo and Britons Jean Eaglen and John Treleaven leading - and the Lyric's premiere of Janác{u}ek's The Cunning Little Vixen.

There will also be Franco Zeffirelli's Covent Garden production of Tosca and the world premiere of William Bolcum's The Wedding, based on the 1978 Robert Altman film A Wedding.

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