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Inside the Youth Opera Council with Adina Harris

Posted 6/17/2015

Adina Harris (second from left) poses with Youth Opera Council members and soprano Ana María Martínez (second from right) at Millennium Park in September 2014 Lyric Unlimited's Youth Opera Council had a second great season. Officially launched with the 2013/14 season, the Youth Opera Council is a group of 20 high school-aged opera lovers who are dedicated to spreading the word about this fantastic art form. Among their many activities, they have weekly meetings, have conversations with Lyric staff and guest artists, and have the opportunity to attend...

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Ryan Opera Center Spotlight: Maureen Zoltek

Posted 6/3/2015

Pianist and recent Ryan Opera Center alumna Maureen Zoltek had the honor of being the Ryan Opera Center's new pianist for the past two years. In addition to receiving high-level instruction and experience in coaching singers—including study of repertoire and languages—she performed regularly with her Ensemble colleagues and served on the Lyric music staff for La Clemenza di Tito in the 2013/14 season and Tosca in the 2014/15 season.  Some of her performance highlights included solo turns at the annual Rising Stars in Concert, several appearances as...

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Opera 101 Summer Series: Visa Applications with Jason Byer (Rehearsal Department)

Posted 5/29/2015

Lyric's 2015/16 mainstage opera season might not start until September 26, with opening night of a brand-new production of The Marriage of Figaro, but that doesn't mean the company is at a standstill. Quite the opposite! The staff behind the scenes is busy preparing for all of the aspects that go into creating a new opera season. Here's a look behind the curtain at what happens during the summer. We kick off this new series with an interview with rehearsal assistant Jason Byer from Lyric's Rehearsal Department. He is spending his summer working on visas for the 40 or so international artists...

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