Costumes are prepped. Wigs are tweaked. Hair and makeup makes its way to the performers dressing rooms - it’s one of the busiest days at Chicago’s Lyric Opera - and the curtain hasn't even risen on the season yet.
Amy Rutledge got a preview of Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
When it opened 60 years ago, it was considered the Lyric's calling card opera and has been performed here a few times over the decades. The updated version - organizers say – is a reflection of the company's ability to keep this 400 year old art form relevant.