3/10 "Rusalka"­­­ A Night @Lyric Opera! main floor $68, reg $90

Puerto Rican Soprano Ana María Martínez, will sing the title role in Lyric's production of Rusalka (also played Mimi in La Boheme, our opera Meetup event last year

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http://www.lyricopera.org/rusalka/ 

Rusalka by Antonín Dvorák, In Czech with projected English texts.

Dvořák's Rusalka is a new production and a Lyric Opera premiere! Approximate running time: 3h 30m

You may know Dvořák's rousing "New World Symphony"—but here he's at his romantic best as dark swirling under-currents blend seamlessly with entrancing folk melodies.

Rusalka, a water sprite, falls in love with a human prince and strikes an impossible bargain to enter his world. A witch grants her mortality so they can be married. But this is no Disney mermaid. Dark consequences flood Dvorák's moonlit fairy tale, along with music of acute longing, hope and disillusionment. Rusalka's "Song to the Moon" might just break your heart. With memorable Lyric productions such as Elektra, Manon, Julius Caesar and Billy Budd under his belt, you can expect another winner from director Sir David McVicar. 

You may still be able to join us for this glamorous evening at a great price! Pay your $68 for main floor tickets with Enjoy Life Chicago group here: https://www.wepay.com/events/rusalka-opera-in-full If issues arise closer to the date and you cannot attend, please call or text Robin T ASAP[masked] and we will try to help you sell your ticket so you can be refunded. 

Rusalka - Ana María Martínez



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Ana María Martínez

Rusalka - Brandon Jovanovich



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Brandon Jovanovich


Rusalka - Eric Owens



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Eric Owens



Rusalka - J'nai Bridges



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J'nai Bridges† (Meetup member!)

Weeknights are more casual, you can come straight from work and have dinner at the nearby Cosi cafe(Washington & Franklin). No need to wear a velvet gown or tux(unless you want to!) Just look nice- no jeans or gym shoes- and you will be fine. A cocktail dress or suit is a good look too. 

We will meet for an optional light dinner & distribute tickets at Cosi cafe 230 W. Washington @ Franklin(1 block from the opera house) 5:00p-6:15p. Look for Meetup signs on the table and host Robin T with nametag[masked]-7555. Parking across the street at 217 W. Washington is $14 after 3p. If you cannot make it to Cosi by 6:15p, your ticket will be left at Will Call under your name at 6:25p. There is a FREE pre-opera lecture 6:30p-7p to help enhance your appreciation of the show. PERFORMANCE BEGINS AT 7:30P SHARP! IF YOU ARE LATE YOU WILL BE FORCED TO STAND IN THE LOBBY UNTIL INTERMISSION. NO EXCEPTIONS.

If you are making your own dinner plans before the opera rather than coming to Cosi, be aware that a big fancy dinner with heavy food and wine or cocktails is not a good idea. The theater is warm and dark, with relaxing music, and it is VERY easy to fall asleep.

We have had to elbow members at previous operas to wake them up. Avoid alcohol, and have coffee or coke and a chocolate bar after the pre-opera lecture, right before the show(there is a CVS drugstore near Cosi for candy). Also get plenty of rest the night before. Let's enjoy the evening to the fullest!

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  • Robin T

    Spectacular show! Beautiful elaborate sets and incredible singing with gorgeous music. Interesting story too, a very good opera. We had a nice group come out to enjoy it, and seeing J'nai Bridges from the cast before and after the show was also a special treat. We will be back at Lyric Opera for "The Sound Of Music" on April 30!

    2 · March 11

    • Trish

      Hi Robin, Is there a meet up scheduled for "The Sound of Music yet?

      March 14

    • Robin T

      Hi Trish, The Sound Of Music meetup will be Wed. April 30. Main floor seats will again be $68. It will be posted today or tomorrow, with an Eventbrite payment link. Hope you can make it!

      March 15

  • Henri B.

    Great show! Awesome sets!

    2 · March 12

  • Trish

    The Civic Opera House is beautiful and everything about the performance including the sets, costumes and music were fabulous. The experience exceeded my expectations. I am looking forward to the next opera.

    2 · March 11

  • jerry

    Robin, See you there by 5:30! Jerry

    March 8

    • Robin T

      Great! Look forward to meeting you, call or text me if you have any difficulty locating us Mon. at Cosi.([masked]

      March 8

  • Robin T

    We will meet for an optional light dinner & distribute tickets at Cosi cafe 230 W. Washington @ Franklin(1 block from the opera house) 5:00p-6:15p. Look for Meetup signs on the table and host Robin T with nametag[masked]-7555. Parking across the street at 217 W. Washington is $14 after 3p. If you cannot make it to Cosi by 6:15p, your ticket will be left at Will Call under your name at 6:25p. There is a FREE pre-opera lecture 6:30p-7p to help enhance your appreciation of the show. PERFORMANCE BEGINS AT 7:30P SHARP! IF YOU ARE LATE YOU WILL BE FORCED TO STAND IN THE LOBBY UNTIL INTERMISSION. NO EXCEPTIONS.

    March 7

  • Robin T

    3 tix left- there is still time to join us! If issues arise closer to the date and you cannot attend, please call or text Robin T ASAP[masked] and we will try to help you sell your ticket so you can be refunded. If you enjoyed "Madama Butterfly" Jan 14 or you missed it(and our awesome upgraded seats), you will definitely want to check out our next exciting opera meetup on March 10- "Rusalka"! Enjoy Life Chicago meetup member J'nai Bridges has a role, let's show our support. Read the synopsis on the discussion board and get your tickets before they're gone.

    March 4, 2014

  • Henri B.

    All paid up! :)

    December 7, 2013

  • Robin T

    Please see the Discussion Board and read synopsis for "Rusalka" if you are attending, it will really enhance your enjoyment of the show.

    We will be joined by friends from Enjoy Life Chicago! Black Professionals Group Meetup group as well. All are welcome!

    December 6, 2013

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