The production, which opens the Lyric's season on September 24, features Denyce Graves in the title role, Neil Shicoff as Don Jos_, Ildebrando d'Arcangelo as Escamillo, and Andrea Rost as MicaêŠla. John Copley directs; music director Andrew Davis is the conductor.
Only 850 tickets will be made available for the rehearsal. Tickets are $200 for orchestra seats and $50 elsewhere. They can be purchased by calling 312-332-2244 x 5600.
The production runs through October 21 and March 9-25, 2006.