March 30th, 2020

“the finest vocal moment of the night” | Yeletsky at Lyric Opera

For his second role with Lyric Opera of Chicago this season (Don Giovanni, fall), Lucas Meachem sang Prince Yeletsky in Richard Jones’ production of Queen of Spades. Sondra Radvanovsky and Brandon Jovanovich rounded out the cast of Tchaikovsky’s romantic thriller.

“Baritone Lucas Meachem hardly could have brought more warmth of tone or feeling to this music.”

                    Chicago Tribune

“the always-dependable Meachem was back after his triumph last fall in the title role of ‘Don Giovanni.'”

                    Chicago Sun Times

“Doing a 180 from his Don Giovanni last November Lucas Meachem portrayed Prince Yeletsky, Lisa’s buttoned-down fiancee. In a production where singing often seemed like the least important element, Meachem delivered the finest vocal moment of the night with his ardent, beautifully expressive rendering of Yeletsky’s Act II aria to Lisa (I love you beyond all measure).”

                    Chicago classical review

“As Lisa’s spurned fiancé, Lucas Meachem delivers some of the best singing of the evening in his gorgeous aria and draws his characterization with deftness and generosity.”

                    New City Stage

“Lucas Meachem, who dazzled Chicago with his portrayal of Don Giovanni last fall, portrays Prince Yeletsky, offering real warmth and tenderness to the role.”

                    Playtime Radio