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The Light in the Piazza

December 14 - 29, 2019

Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas' immensely romantic musical heads to Chicago.

Why See The Light in the Piazza?


Starring Renee Fleming!

Grammy award winner and Tony nominee Renne Fleming stars as Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza! The internationally renowned musical by Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel heads to the Lyric Opera in Chicago for a strictly limited 10 performance run! Fleming will debut in the role in London before heading to Chicago just in time for the holidays.

Debuting on Broadway in 2005 The Light In Piazza received much critical acclaim for its immensely romantic score. The production went onto win Six Tony awards including the award for Best Original Score. This 2019 revival is directed by Olivier award-winner Daniel Evans. Featuring the Lyric Opera Orchestra, be prepared to be swept off your feet with this gorgeous musical!

What is The Light in the Piazza about?

Set in Florence in the summer of 1953, American Margaret Johnson and her daughter Clara take in the sights and sounds of their surroundings. When a gust of wind carries Clara's hat across the square and into the hands of Fabrizio Naccarelli a romance between the pair ensues. But as Clara's and Fabrizio's love deepens, secrets begin to surface as it becomes clear that there is more to Clara than meets the eye.

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Opening night: 14 December 2019

Cast and Creative


Renee Fleming as Margaret Johnson


Directed by Daniel Evans
Book by Craig Lucas
Music and lyrics by Adam Guettel
Based on the novel by Elizabeth Spencer 

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