The Lyric Opera in Chicago has enjoyed a happy season.
Ticket sales rose to $28.8 million, up from $26.6 million in 2013.
Of 284,440 tickets sold, 67,485 were purchased by first-timers.
Lyric also beat its $23.6 million annual fund-raising goal by $100,000. It’s the third buggest US company, after the Met and San Francisco.
Anthony Freud, formerly of Welsh National Opera, is running a good ship.
No sign of Peter Gelb gloom in Chicago.