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.

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

Oct 14   Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave, Evanston    
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*
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 August 4th
+ = Reservations available September 1st


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