Performances for Students - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Performances for Students

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Lyric Unlimited is offering more performances to students in 2014/15 than ever before so teachers can choose from works in a wide variety of languages, settings, styles, and themes. Teachers are also encouraged to attend available professional development sessions. The performances available for students in the 2014/15 season are:

Don Giovanni
Il Trovatore
Anna Bolena
Porgy and Bess
Tosca
The Passenger
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To find out more information on each of the performances including dates, times, pricing, and order forms please click the links to the left.

For additional ticket information, please call 312-827-5613.

 

Lyric Opera gratefully recognizes and deeply appreciates the generosity of the following contributors:

Students at the Opera

Lead Sponsor

Dr. Scholl Foundation

Additional funding by:
Anonymous
John and Rosemary Brown
General Mills Foundation
Carol Prins and John Hart
Segal Family Foundation
Bill and Orli Staley Foundation
Donna Van Eekeren Foundation
Mrs. Roy I. Warshawsky

Don Giovanni
Approximate running time: 3h 30m

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
In Italian with projected English texts

Dates:   Thursday, October 2, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
  Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
  Friday, October 24, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20 per ticket
Grades:   6 – 12

 
Don Giovanni is Mozart’s take on the tale of Don Juan, the legendary narcissist and serial seducer who leaves a trail not just of broken hearts, but of ruined lives and even murder. Rich in psychology and inspired music, it’s an operatic morality play that’s both comic and deadly serious. Share a masterpiece by one of the greatest geniuses in music with your students.

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Il Trovatore
Approximate running time: 2h 50m

By Giuseppe Verdi
In Italian with projected English texts

Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Tickets:  $20 per ticket
Grades:  6 – 12


A grisly, unjust execution sparks an unspeakable crime, long lost brothers are caught in a deadly love triangle, and the resolution comes just a moment too late. For Verdi, this hair-raising, over-the-top story provided the perfect vehicle for fantastic music—including the famed “Anvil Chorus.” One of the most dramatic grand operas of them all, composed by the king of the genre.

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Anna Bolena
Approximate running time: 3h 25m

By Gaetano Donizetti
In Italian with projected English texts

Date: Friday, December 12, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20 per ticket
Grades:  6-12


Anne Boleyn, the second of Henry VIII’s six wives, nobly faces court intrigues, betrayal, and ultimately her own execution as the king abandons her to marry Jane Seymour. Inspired by English history—including a generous dash of artistic license—with music by one of the masters of the glorious 19th-century bel canto (literally “beautiful singing”) style.

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Porgy and Bess
Approximate running time: 3h 10m

By George Gershwin
In English with projected English texts

Date: Thursday, December 18, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20 per ticket
Grades: 6 – 12


Perhaps the most popular and influential opera of the 20th century, Porgy and Bess features some of the most beloved music in the American songbook. "Summertime," "Bess You Is My Woman Now," "It Ain't Necessarily So," and other iconic songs frame a story of love and loss between Porgy - marginalized by physical disability - and Bess - emotionally disabled by physical abuse and drug addiction - set within a larger story of the vibrancy and strength of a small African-American community in 1920s Charleston, South Carolina.

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Tosca
Approximate running time: 2h 40m

By Giacomo Puccini
In Italian with projected English texts

Date: Friday, January 30, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
  Thursday, February 5, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
  Wednesday, March 11, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20 per ticket
Grades: 6 – 12


A strong woman who lives for art and knows how to take care of herself, a painter willing to die for his political beliefs, a corrupt and licentious government official, true love, intrigue, and the most dramatic ending in opera combine with Puccini’s masterfully moving score to make one of the most popular grand operas of all time. 

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The Passenger
Approximate running time: 2h 50m

By Mieczyslaw Weinberg
In Russian, German, Polish, French, Yiddish, Greek, Czech, and English with projected English texts

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20 per ticket
Grades: 6 – 12
Prof. Development: Saturday, January 10, 2015, Timing TBD


When a former Auschwitz guard thinks she sees one of her prisoners 20 years later, a story of fear, love, loss, and denial unfolds through the dual perspectives of defensive oppressor and defiant victim as the setting flashes between a 1960s cruise ship and the infamous concentration camp. Weinberg was a Polish composer who lost his entire family to the Holocaust, then languished in Soviet Russia for decades, his compositions suppressed by the government. His lush, modern musical language matches the power of the subject in this compelling work.  

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