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A scene from 'The Mikado'

THE MIKADO
The Rockford-born, Broadway-buffed director Gary Griffin rides his own coattails back to Lyric Opera, hoping to re-create the ritz of 2009’s The Merry Widow.

Through 1/21 After his successful Lyric debut with 2009’s The Merry Widow, the Broadway bigwig Gary Griffin returns to direct Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado. Bonus: Andriana Chuchman, a recent Ryan Opera Center grad and one of our favorite up-and-coming sopranos, in the role of Yum-Yum.

$33–$207. Civic Opera House, 20 N Wacker. lyricopera.org.

 

Photograph: Tim Fuller/Arizona Opera

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