The Light In The Piazza – Chicago 14 to 29 December 2019

Lyric Opera House Chicago

December 2019 saw THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA transport audiences at the Lyric Opera House, Chicago to the sun-drenched piazzas of 1950’s Florence and Rome, with 10 critically acclaimed performances.

Opera superstar RENÉE FLEMING, ALEX JENNINGS (Netflix’s The Crown), ROB HOUCHEN (Les Misérables), MARIE McLAUGHLIN (Royal Opera House) reprised their roles, with SOLEA PFEIFFER (Almost Famous) as Clara Johnson, ERIC SCIOTTO (Aida) as Giuseppe Naccarelli and SUZANNE KANTORSKI (Opera Orlando) as Franca Naccarelli.

Directed by multiple Olivier Award-winner Daniel Evans, this lavish production with a full staging and gorgeous period costumes was accompanied by Lyric Opera Chicago’s 30-piece orchestra at the Lyric Opera House, Chicago.

Production photos

Production photography: Liz Lauren 2019


Chicago Tribune

16th December 2019

“An exquisite ‘Piazza'”

Chicago Sun Times

16th December 2019

“Powerful, poignant Renee Fleming brightens ‘The Light in the Piazza'”

Daily Herald

17th December 2019

“Emotionally complex ‘Piazza’ lands at Lyric Opera of Chicago”

Chicago Reader

19th December 2019

“‘The Light in the Piazza’ shines at Lyric”

The most romantic score of any musical since West Side Story

New York Times
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