The Opera Insider Series

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The Opera Insider Series

Experience this enlightening series with music historian and opera expert David Buch. Whether you’re eager to learn more before seeing and hearing an opera for the first time, or you’re craving a deeper understanding of an opera you already know, you’ll enjoy David’s in-depth exploration of each opera in our season.

Sessions will discuss the work’s creation, its composer, its musical and dramatic highlights, and its particular magic. You’ll hear from a special guest from Lyric’s technical department, who will share insights into set and costume design interpretation, stagecraft, and more.

The Opera Insider Series is currently on hiatus.

  • Location: Civic Opera Building Conference Center

David Buch

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 - Learning & Creative Engagement, Lyric Opera of Chicago's department dedicated to education, community engagement, and new artistic initiatives.

Photos: Jaclyn Simpson