The Opera Insider Series

The Opera Insider Series

The Opera Insider Series

The Opera Insider Series


Do you wish you knew more about an opera before seeing it for the first time? Want deeper understanding of an opera you already know and love? Join us for the Opera Insider Series with music historian and opera expert David Buch. Each session discusses a work’s creation, composer, as well as musical and dramatic highlights. You’ll also get behind-the-scenes details about every production from a guest from Lyric’s Technical Department. Be the first to know about this season's set and costume design, interpretation, stagecraft, and more.

September 25
La bohème
October 9
October 16
November 6
Il trovatore
November 20
January 29
February 5
La traviata
February 19

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.