Vision

Lyric is redefining what it means to experience great opera today

Through artistic excellence coupled with innovative, relevant programming; initiatives to connect with and grow new audiences; engagement with communities to ignite creativity across Chicago; and a modernized Opera House that is the setting for truly great experiences, Lyric is leading the advancement of opera. This collaborative vision will deliver ever more exciting, thought-provoking and inclusive audience and community experiences—while increasing the gravitational pull of our art form, our company, and our city.

Guiding Principles

Leading the advancement of opera

Lyric is committed to marshalling its resources to break the moldagain.

Advancing artistic excellence
Lyric is committed to producing some of the most exciting, artistically excellent, thought-provoking, opera in the world.

Attracting new audiences
Lyric is committed to creating opportunities for new audiences to experience the magic of Lyric.

Igniting creativity across Chicago
Lyric is committed to marshalling all the artistic disciplines of opera to engage Chicagoans of all ages and backgrounds from across the city in innovative learning opportunities and artistic creation.

Chicago
Lyric is committed to embedding inclusivity, diversity, equity, and access into all facets of its operations.

Training the next generations of artists
Lyric is committed to providing the best training for talented, aspiring stars, worldwide.

Modernizing and improving our Art Deco Opera House
Lyric is committed to both preserving and enhancing our home to ensure all enjoy great experiences.

Guiding Principles

Leading the advancement of opera

Lyric is committed to marshalling its resources to break the moldagain.

Advancing artistic excellence
Lyric is committed to producing some of the most exciting, artistically excellent, thought-provoking, opera in the world.

Attracting new audiences
Lyric is committed to creating opportunities for new audiences to experience the magic of Lyric.

Igniting creativity across Chicago
Lyric is committed to marshalling all the artistic disciplines of opera to engage Chicagoans of all ages and backgrounds from across the city in innovative learning opportunities and artistic creation.

Chicago
Lyric is committed to embedding inclusivity, diversity, equity, and access into all facets of its operations.

Training the next generations of artists
Lyric is committed to providing the best training for talented, aspiring stars, worldwide.

Modernizing and improving our Art Deco Opera House
Lyric is committed to both preserving and enhancing our home to ensure all enjoy great experiences.

Photos: Parsifal (Dan Rest), Die Walküre (Cory Weaver), The Barber of Seville (Todd Rosenberg)