Student Backstage Tours - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Student Backstage Tours

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Grades: 3 – 12
Available: October 2015 – March 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Fee: $6 per person
Duration: each tour lasts approximately 80 minutes
Tour Groups: at least 12 people are needed to book a tour group, 1 to 2 chaperones per group are required

A backstage tour of the historic Civic Opera House is a wonderful introduction to the world of opera. Tours also complement and add relevancy to any and all of Lyric’s other education programs. 

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Discover the inner workings of a world-class opera company under the direction of guides whose training centers on teaching through engagement - questioning, discussion, and problem solving - and tailoring each tour to the unique qualities of each student group. As students explore the facility, they are also exploring the myriad elements that combine to create a grand opera performance and the vast array of professional skills involved. They see places and things that most Lyric patrons only dream of seeing, and they leave the tour with lasting insider knowledge about the world of opera.


2015/16 Tour dates will be announced in the coming weeks. 


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Lyric Opera gratefully recognizes and deeply appreciates the generosity of the following Student Backstage Tours supporters:
John Edelman and Suzanne Krohn
Shirley and Benjamin Gould Endowment Fund
Habitat Corporate Suite Network