Opera in the Neighborhoods

Opera in the Neighborhoods brings live performances of youth-focused operas to neighborhood venues throughout the Chicago area.

Opera in the Neighborhoods

Learn about our fall 2017 Opera in the Neighborhoods production of The Scorpions' Sting below.

TheScorpionsSting 
An opera for young people based on an Egyptian myth.
Composer and librettist, Dean Burry

While lost in the desert, a group of archaeology students uncover the Lost Temple of Isis, the ancient Egyptian goddess of healing. A mythic tale unfolds as they read the ancient hieroglyphics. Through the story of Isis the students learn the importance of knowledge and the power of forgiveness.

For grades 3-6
Performed by a cast of four singers and a pianist
45 minutes long, plus Q&A with the cast afterwards
No admission charge; suggested donation $65 per classroom
Tour runs October 17 - November 17, 2017
Bus scholarships are available to qualifying CPS schools while funds last.


Teacher Professional Development will take place at The Field Museum on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9am-12pm. Registration opens August 1.

Dean Burry is an award-winning Canadian composer and librettist whose work was recently featured in the 2014 Opera in the Neighborhoods production of The Brothers Grimm.

Major support provided by the Nancy W. Knowles Student and Family Performances Fund. Opera in the Neighborhoods are supported by Lead Sponsor J. Christopher and Anne N. Reyes and cosponsors an Anonymous Donor, Dover Foundation, the Donna Van Eekeren Foundation, and Wintrust Community Banks.

Lyric Unlimited Bus Scholarships are supported by the U.S. Bank Foundation

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

Fall Tour Schedule

Tue, Oct. 17 - North Central College, Pfeiffer Hall, Naperville Wed, Oct. 18 - Barrington High School, Barrington Thu, Oct. 19 - Governors State University, University Park - 10:00 AM reservations are closed Tue, Oct. 24 - College of Lake County, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, Grayslake Wed, Oct. 25 - College of Lake County, James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts, Grayslake Thu, Oct. 26 - Addison Trail High School, Addison - 10:00 AM reservations are closed Monday, Oct. 30 - Lindblom Math and Science Academy, Chicago Wednesday, Nov. 1 - Curie Metro High School, Chicago Thursday, Nov. 2 - Multicultural Academy of Scholarship High School, Chicago Monday, Nov. 6 - Lane Tech High School, Chicago Wednesday, Nov. 8 - Andrew High School, Tinley Park Thursday, Nov. 9 - Senn High School, Chicago Monday, Nov. 13 - Chicago High School for the Arts, Chicago Tuesday, Nov. 14 - Evanston Twp High School, Evanston Friday, Nov. 17 - Schurz High School, Chicago

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Take your classroom’s Opera in the Neighborhoods experience to new heights with a professional development workshop. This free session, held at The Field Museum, will introduce educators to Lyric Unlimited's youth-focused opera The Scorpions’ Sting and ancient Egypt, as well as provide strategies for integrating related learning resources into your curriculum. Plus, you can earn 3 professional credit hours!

Walk away with a deeper understanding of opera and concrete learning activities to use with your students before and after the show. The workshop is open to all music teachers and general education teachers, grades 3-6.

Opera in the Neighborhoods - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Saturday, September 16, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm
The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago

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Opera in the Neighborhoods - Lyric Opera of Chicago





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