Sam Fain, representing the Lyric Opera: "We have a spectacular and magical season ahead with many classics of the operatic canon as well as rarely performed gems, including The Magic Flute, Carmen, Lucia di Lammermoor, and the Lyric Opera premiere of the French Grand Opera Les Troyens. I will speak to your members about opera, the history of the Lyric, the Civic Opera Building, and answer any questions you may have about one of the oldest and most revered non-profit arts organizations in the city of Chicago."