Lyric Opera of Chicago Reschedules 2 Previously Canceled Performances of ‘La Bohème’

By David Salazar

The Lyric Opera of Chicago has added performances of Puccini’s “La Bohème.”

The two performances will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 29 and Jan. 31, 2019 to make up for the canceled shows from last week when the company had experienced a strike from the members of the orchestra.

Per a press release, casting will be announced at a later date. Tickets for these performances will go on sale starting on Oct. 19, 2018.

Patrons who had performances to the canceled shows will get a chance to exchange their tickets for the new presentations.

Audiences got a chance to see the opening night performance of “La Bohème” but a few days later, the musicians decided to go on strike to protest management’s terms in the ongoing negotiations for a new contract.

Three performances were ultimately canceled, including one of “Idomeneo” to this point has not been replaced in the same manner as “La Bohème.” There has been no mention from management as to whether that performance will be replaced.