Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sergio A. Mims: 'Eric Owens named Lyric Opera of Chicago Unlimited Community Ambassador'

Eric Owens

Sergio A. Mims forwards this release:

Eric Owens and 
Ana María Martínez named Lyric Opera of Chicago's inaugural Lyric Unlimited Community Ambassadors

Owens makes Wotan role debut in Lyric
Opera of Chicago's 
New Ring cycle

Philadelphia native and Metropolitan Opera mainstay 
Eric Owens has found a second home in Chicago. 
This season, he returns to Lyric Opera Chicago to 
make his role debut as Vodník in Rusalka, his 
third Lyric company premiere. Previously, he 
earned critical praise in the title role of Handel’s 
Hercules and in John Adams’s Doctor Atomic as 
General Leslie Groves with the company. Over the 
next several seasons, Owens will spend time 
in Chicago not only performing as Porgy in the 
2014-15 production of Porgy and Bess and making his 
role debut as Wotan in the new 2016-17 Ring cycle, 
but acting as Lyric Opera of Chicago's inaugural Lyric 
Unlimited Community Ambassador with Ana María 
Martínez, who currently stars in Rusalka.

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