Lyric Announces 2021-22 Season With ‘Magic Flute,’ ‘Macbeth,’ Mazzola

A Verdi and bel canto expert, Lyric’s new music director Enrique Mazzola will open the season with Verdi’s Macbeth and Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love, while also conducting contemporary opera Proving Up by Missy Mazzoli later in the season.

Lyric Cancels 2020-21 season

Among the canceled 2021 productions are Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro; and Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, as well as a concert tribute to music director Sir Andrew Davis, who concludes his 20-year tenure at the end of this season.

Enrique Mazzola on Being Lyric’s Next Music Director and Why ‘Luisa Miller’ Is Essential Verdi

“You have to know that I am a very curious musician…” said Enrique Mazzola, wearing his trademark red glasses. In September, the Italian conductor was appointed Lyric Opera of Chicago’s music director designate.

Lyric Names Next Music Director: Enrique Mazzola To Succeed Sir Andrew Davis

Mazzola will be just the third music director in the company’s history.

6 Classical Music and Wine Pairings That Are Sure To Soothe Your Soul

Wine and music pair together in perfect harmony. Check out these 6 pairings from maestro and wine ambassador Enrique Mazzola.