Opera Insider

Lyric Opera Insider

Upcoming Dates

Opera Insider

Lyric Opera Insider


Ever wish you knew more about an opera before seeing it for the first time? Ever wanted a deeper understanding of an opera you already know and love? Join us for this illuminating series with music historian and opera expert David Buch. Each session will discuss a work’s creation, its composer, its musical and dramatic highlights, and its particular magic. You’ll also hear from a special guest from Lyric’s creative team who will share insights into set and costume design, interpretation, stagecraft, and more.

September 12
Orphée et Eurydice
September 26
October 10
Die Walküre
October 31
The Pearl Fishers
December 5
January 23
I Puritani
February 6
Così fan tutte
February 13

Purchase dates individually or as a package to save more!
$45 Individual Event
$35 Per Event when purchasing 4 or more

Discount is reflected when four or more dates are added to your cart.

Civic Opera Building Conference Center (6th floor of the opera house building—enter through the revolving doors in the middle of the block)

No tickets will be issued for the Opera Insider Series. After registering, your name will automatically be added to our class roster and we will look forward to seeing you at your first session.
David Buch, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, is a music historian whose expertise ranges from the 17th through the mid 20th centuries, particularly Mozart, opera, and the Baroque. He’s known to Lyric audiences for his popular pre-opera talks on Mozart operas.

Presented by Lyric Unlimited, Lyric Opera of Chicago's department dedicated to education, community engagement, and new artistic initiatives.

Lyric Unlimited was launched with major catalyst funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and receives major support from the Caerus Foundation, Inc.