Family programs

Through digital initiatives geared towards keeping children engaged, operas created for young audiences, and our annual Family Day at Lyric, Lyric is committed to offering gateways to storytelling for the whole family. 

Lyric for kids

There's no better time to instill a love of music and opera in young people than during their childhood. Designed to educate, encourage discussions and discovery, and entertain, we hope you enjoy this content, and invite you to share it with your friends! 


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Operas for young audiences

Each season, Lyric offers an opera for young audiences. Created by living composers, these operas deal with topics relevant to families and kids. They are sung in English, are approximately 45-minutes long, and are accompanied with interactive learning resources. After each performance, audiences are welcomed to meet the cast of the opera. We invite you to learn more about previous operas for young audiences. 

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Operas for young audiences

Each season, Lyric offers an opera for young audiences. Created by living composers, these operas deal with topics relevant to families and kids. They are sung in English, are approximately 45-minutes long, and are accompanied with interactive learning resources. After each performance, audiences are welcomed to meet the cast of the opera. We invite you to learn more about previous operas for young audiences. 

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Family Day at Lyric

Family Day at Lyric is an annual activity-filled day and wonderful way to share your love for opera with family members of all ages. Whether you’re exploring the orchestra pit or the stage, or enjoying hands-on demonstrations of operatic stagecraft and costume try-ons, there’s something for everyone. 

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Lyric Unlimited - Learning & Creative Engagement Sponsors

The Beaubien Family

The Grainger Foundation

Robert and Evelyn McCullen

Charles and M.R. Shapiro Foundation, Inc.

Rose L. Shure and Sidney N. Shure

Wintrust Community Banks

Anonymous Donor

Photos: Michael Brosilow, Jaclyn Simpson