Sergio A. Mims forwards this release:
Don't miss Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD this weekend – just two performances. Use promo code PARKER to save 15% off tickets!
End the 16/17 opera season with the exciting new work Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD. Described by The New York Times as “a 90-minute, swift-paced chamber opera with pulsing, jazz-infused score” this new-to-Chicago production from Daniel Schnyder with libretto by Bridgett A. Wimberly is perfect for opera lovers and jazz enthusiasts alike!
Audiences will travel into the mind, heart, and tormented past of bebop great Charlie "Yardbird" Parker — portrayed by renowned tenor Lawrence Brownlee — as the saxophonist's spirit returns to the famed Birdland jazz club to complete one final masterpiece.
All ticket-holders are welcome to attend a free pre-opera talk one hour before the curtain rises and, following the opera, are invited to enjoy a 30-minute performance of Parker’s music from members of Orbert Davis’ Chicago Jazz Philharmonic.
At the Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph St., Chicago) for two performances only!
Friday, March 24 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 26 at 2:00pm
Get your tickets now! Tickets available online at lyricopera.org/yardbird or call 312.827.5600 to order by phone.