Opera in the Neighborhoods - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Opera in the Neighborhoods

Grades: 3 – 6
The Brothers Grimm by Dean Burry
Available: October 6, 2014 – November 6, 2014
Fee: free/suggested donation $65 per classroom
Application deadline: Reservations accepted while space is available

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New for this season, Lyric Unlimited offers an original opera written especially for elementary school students. The Brothers Grimm by Dean Burry tells the historically-inspired story of the famed sibling folklorists as they record and bring to life some of their most beloved tales. Premiered in 2001 in Toronto, this entertaining and enlightening 45-minute opera is rapidly becoming a mainstay in North America and recently received its European premiere. The Brothers Grimm comes to city and suburban neighborhoods and features a cast of spirited young professional singers in full costume with colorful sets, props, and live accompaniment by a small ensemble of instrumentalists. Lyric Opera provides specially-developed student study materials, and a teacher professional development workshop is held each summer. Reservations are accepted as long as space is available.

Click here to download the order form for the teacher professional development workshop on September 6, 2014.

Click here to download the student study guide: Backstage Pass!
Click here to download the teacher's edition Backstage Pass!

Program Dates + Locations

Oct 6     Lane Tech High School, 2501 W Addison St, Chicago    
Oct 7     North Central College, Pfeiffer Hall, 30 N Brainard St, Naperville              
Oct 9     Whitney Young High School, 211 S Laflin St, Chicago
              (10:00 a.m. is closed)

Oct 14   Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave, Evanston    
              (10:00 a.m. is closed) 
Oct 15   Senn High School, 5900 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago    
Oct 17   Waukegan High School, 2325 Brookside Ave, Waukegan+

Oct 20   Curie Metro High School, 4959 S Archer Ave, Chicago  
Oct 21   Addison Trail High School, 213 N Lombard Rd, Addison  
Oct 22   Governors State University, 1 University Pkwy, University Park   

Oct 28   Simeon Career Academy, 8147 S Vincennes Ave, Chicago
Oct 29   Lindblom Math and Science Academy, 6130 S Wolcott Ave, Chicago   
Oct 30   Multicultrual Academy of Scholarship High School, 3120 S Kostner Ave, Chicago        

Nov 3    Barrington High School, 616 W Main St, Barrington
              (10:00 a.m. is closed)
Nov 4    Andrew High School, 9001 W 171st St, Tinley Park    
Nov 6    Lake Park High School, West Campus, 500 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Roselle        

+ = Reservations available September 1st

Image courtesy of Reed Hummell/Nashville Opera

Lyric Opera gratefully recognizes and deeply appreciates the generosity of the following Opera in the Neighborhoods supporters:
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