Lyric Opera of Chicago Postpones ‘Proving Up’ Due COVID-19

By Francisco Salazar

Anthony Freud, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s general director, president & CEO, has announced that the company’s production of Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek’s chamber opera “Proving Up,” planned for January 22-30, 2022 at the Goodman’s Owen Theatre, has been postponed.

Freud noted in a press statement, “This difficult decision is based on our current understanding of the ever-changing public health situation, with the goal of keeping the safety of our company, our audiences, and our artists as our overriding priority. As always, we have benefited enormously from the advice of Dr. Emily Landon, the epidemiologist providing ongoing consultation to Lyric throughout this pandemic period.”

The company will reschedule “Proving Up” for a future season and ticket holders will be contacted directly and may keep the value of their tickets on account, donate the value, or request a full refund.

The 2021-22 season will continue at the Lyric Opera House in early February and at that time, the company will require that all audience members be both fully vaccinated, and when eligible, to have received their vaccine booster shot.