Stars of Lyric Opera concert set for Millennium Park

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Chicago’s Lyric Opera will kick off its new season with the 15th annual “Stars of Lyric Opera” concert at Millennium Park at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11.

The free, outdoor concert at the Pritzker Pavilion will feature soloists sopranos Christiane Karg and Amanda Majeski; mezzo-sopranos Elizabeth DeShong, Rachel Frenkel, and Katharine Goeldner; tenors Lawrence Brownlee and Keith Jameson; bass-baritones Luca Pisaroni and Adam Plachetka; and bass Brindley Sherratt. Also performing will be current Ryan Opera Center ensemble members Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi, soprano, Jonathan Johnson, tenor, and Bradley Smoak, bass.

Sir Andrew Davis, Lyric’s music director, will lead the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus; the Chorus will be prepared by chorus master Michael Black.

The concert will also be broadcast live on

The concert program will include:

Part 1:

—Excerpts from Cinderella (La Cenerentola), Rossini; featuring Elizabeth DeShong and Lawrence Brownlee with the Lyric Opera Chorus

— Excerpts from Idomeneo, Mozart; Romeo and Juliet, Gounod; and La traviata, Verdi; featuring Lyric Opera Chorus, with Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi and Jonathan Johnson

Part 2:

— Act II (complete), The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart; featuring Christiane Karg, Amanda Majeski, Rachel Frenkel, Katharine Goeldner,

Adam Plachetka, Luca Pisaroni, Keith Jameson, Brindley Sherratt, and Bradley Smoak

In addition, members of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America will perform a pre-concert set between at 6:45 p.m.

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