Continuing Lyric’s Opening Night

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Jana Schreuder, representing Opera Ball sponsor Northern Trust.





By Megan McKinney


Lyric Opera’s Opening Night Gala and Ball is like Christmas morning; it is succession of gifts and surprises and it comes around but once a year. Classic Chicago published dozens of pictures of the magnificent 2017 event last Sunday, but they did not begin to cover it all. We promised to come back with more, and here it is . . . beginning with a return to the Red Carpet.


Shirley Ryan and David Ormesher.

Mary Galvin.

Karen Z. Gray-Krehbiel and John H. Krehbiel Jr.

Zachary and Anne Lazar.

Caroline Huebner.

Laura and Alex Silva.

Kara Kilmer of NBC’s  Chicago Fire and her husband, Andrew Cheney.

Sharon and Lee Oberlander.

Renée and Lester Crown.Shirley and Pat Ryan with Marlene Phillips.Chris and Eileen Murphy.

Kip and Sarah Kelley.

Jim and Ellen Stirling.

Greg and Mamie Case.

Lyric Young Professionals, Lisa DeAngelis, J.J. Williams, Claudine Tambuatco and Martha Grant.

Yaya DaCosta of Chicago Med was among the NBC stars attending Opening Night.

Brian Tee, of Chicago Med, with his wife, Mirelly  Taylor.

Norma Kuhling, also of NBC’s Chicago Med.

Kara Kilmer, of Chicago Fire.

Barb and Ted Rouse.

Scott and Nancy Santi. Bob and Roberta Washlow.

Josef and Margot Lakonishok.

Jane Pigott, Sir Andrew Davis and Ann Ziff.

Ashley Wheater, Ellen Stirling, Mamie Case, Colin Ure and Anthony Freud.


Photo Credit:

Robert Kusel

Dan Rest

Todd Rosenberg

Jaclyn Simpson

Author Photo:

Robert F. Carl