Jenn Gambatese, Edward Hibbert, Christine Brewer, Elizabeth Futral and More Cast in Lyric Opera's Sound of Music

Lyric Opera of Chicago will present the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music April 25-May 18 at the Civic Opera House.

Jenn Gambatese
Jenn Gambatese

Directed by Marc Bruni with choreography by Denis Jones, the cast will be headed by Jenn Gambatese as Maria, Edward Hibbert as Max Detweiler, Christine Brewer as Mother Abbess and Elizabeth Futral as Baroness Elsa Schraeder.

They will be joined by Betsy Farrar (Liesl), Brady Tutton (Friedrich), Julia Schweizer (Louisa), Michael Harp (Kurt), Isabelle Roberts (Brigitta), KyLee Hennes (Marta), Nicole Scimeca (Gretl), Zach Sorrow (Rolf), Cory Goodrich (Sister Margaretta), Susan Moniz (Sister Berthe), Erin Elizabeth Smith (Sister Sophia), Mary Ernster (Frau Schmidt), Dev Kennedy (Franz), Rob Hunt (Herr Zeller) and Michael Weber (Admiral von Schreiber). Additional casting will be announced.

Rob Fisher will conduct the orchestra. The production will also feature designs by Michael Yeargan, lighting by Duane Schuler and costumes by Alejo Vietti. Michael Black is chorus master.

In addition to the cast, 37 members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra will perform with a 25-member choral ensemble (including 12 members of the Lyric Opera Chorus). This company premiere is the second work in Lyric’s American Musical Theater Initiative, which launched last season with a new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Tickets start at $29 and are now available at or at (312) 827-5600.