ShowBiz Chicago Photo Booth! Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera Perform at Pritzker Pavilion

Ensemble members of the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago was eatured with the Grant Park Orchestra for a sparkling evening of opera excerpts Wednesday, August 15 at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Carlos Kalmar conducted the Grant Park Orchestra, many of whom are also members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra. Act One of Mozart’s Italian comedy Così fan tutte will opened the program, and the sublime final scene/Act Two of Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier will closed the concert. Lyric’s own Jack Zimmerman will narrated the evening’s program.  The concert is partially underwritten by a generous contribution from Rose Ann Grundman.  For more information on Lyric Opera’s upcoming season, please visit  For information on The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center click here.












The program was as follows:

MOZART Act I of Così fan tutte, K. 588

Ferrando – John Irvin
Guglielmo – Joseph Lim
Don Alfonso – Evan Boyer


Fiordiligi – Tracy Cantin
Dorabella – J’nai Bridges
Despina – Emily Birsan




STRAUSS Final Scene of Act III of Der Rosenkavalier

Sophie – Kiri Deonarine
Octavian – Cecelia HallMarschallin – Tracy Cantin
Faninal – Will Liverman