By far and away the country’s most successful opera company, the Lyric Opera boasted better than 100-percent ticket sales throughout the nineties and into the new millennium. Pulling in international titans of the opera world like Lucianno Pavarotti and Samuel Ramey, under the leadership of musical director William Mason the Lyric has maintained a steady-as-she-goes level of success, despite the perceived lack of interest from Generation X, Y, Z, etc. But when you’re already at the top, why worry about going any higher?
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Best of Chicago 2002