Ryan Opera Center Final Auditions


Upcoming Dates

Ryan Opera Center Final Auditions


Discover a Star

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center
Final Auditions

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Join us for the full day, or come and go as you please:

Part One 12:00 - 2:30 pm
Break 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Part Two 3:30 - 6:30 pm

Voice category order to be announced. Timing subject to change.

Performance by bass-baritone Christian Van Horn, 2004-2006 alum of the Ryan Opera Center
Announcement of the 2016/17 Ensemble and "Audience Favorite Award"

Master of Ceremonies Roger Pines

Complementary refreshments provided during the break. Valet parking available.

Ardis Krainik Theatre
Civic Opera House
Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 N Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL

Tickets are non-transferable. Inquiries call 312-827-5696.

Generous support for the Final Auditions is provided by:
Lead Sponsor Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation 
Sponsor The Cozad Family


Join us as more than 20 finalists representing the nation’s finest singers vie for a spot in next season’s 2016/17 Ryan Opera Center Ensemble – plus, participate in the process yourself by voting for the singer you believe should receive the “Audience Favorite Award.”  The Final Auditions will take place onstage in the Ardis Krainik Theatre. 

Founded in 1974, The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center is celebrated as one of the world’s premier artist-development programs.

Every year some 400 singers nationwide audition for a chance to be one of 10-15 members of each season’s Ensemble.  These rising stars of tomorrow are in residence year-round for a complete curriculum that includes:

 -Distinguished instruction in voice, language, acting and movement

 - Master classes and individual coachings with opera's leading artists, including Ryan Opera Center Advisor Renée Fleming and Lyric Opera Music Director Sir Andrew Davis 

 -Performance opportunities throughout Chicagoland and on the Lyric Opera mainstage alongside today’s greatest opera singers.

For more information about the Final Auditions or additional Ryan Opera Center events and activities, please visit lyricopera.org/ryanoperacenter or call 312.827.5696.
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