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.

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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 16 - 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. More details coming soon.

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 The Scorpions' Sting will appear throughout the region between October 16 and November 17, 2017. Stay tuned for more venue and date information!
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