Lyric reaches agreement with Chicago Federation of Musicians (CFM)
Source: Lyric Opera of Chicago

We are pleased to announce that Lyric Opera of Chicago will resume our 2018/19 Season, having reached a new, multi-year labor agreement with the Chicago Federation of Musicians (CFM), which was ratified by the union’s membership today.

Performances of our critically-acclaimed production of Puccini's La bohème will resume this Wednesday, October 17 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m., as our company returns to full operational and artistic capacity. Rehearsals for Mozart's Idomeneo will resume immediately, and the first performance will take place on Thursday, October 18 at 7 p.m. The rest of the 2018/19 Season will continue as scheduled.

We are grateful to all those who helped us reach our new labor agreements with the CFM, AGMA (subject to ratification), and IATSE. These agreements will protect the artistic brilliance on our stage while also helping to ensure Lyric’s long-term financial security and its future success as one of the world’s great opera companies.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Lyric Opera of Chicago. We deeply appreciate your expressions of encouragement and strong desire to return to what we all want most, exceptional performances of great opera.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Lyric and thank you for your continued loyalty. 

With best wishes,

Anthony Freud
General Director, President & CEO

David Ormesher

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