June 29, 2020

Lyric Music & More: July 14

In the heart of summer, our Ryan Opera Center artists are hard at work bringing us joyful songs to keep our spirits high. In a new video from our Ryan Opera Center From Home series, recent baritone alumnus Christopher Kenney joins ROC Music Director Craig Terry to serenade us with the classic song “Daisy Bell,” better known as “Bicycle Built for Two,” written by Harry Dacre and later recorded by Nat King Cole.

For more inspiration, see how Lyric Opera Orchestra members have found ways to improve the lives of hospital patients with personalized virtual performances. Then, hear from Lawrence Brownlee on why there are so few Black tenors on opera stages. Plus, fall in love with Mozart all over again, and have some fun face painting with the kiddos!





...music heard so deeply, that it is not heard at all, but you are the music, while the music lasts

T. S. Eliot

A call for advocacy

The situation right now for the arts is dire. As Congress debates the next round of COVID relief, we encourage you to contact your elected officials in support of strong federal support for the arts. You can read more at Arts Alliance Illinois Covid Relief Policy Agenda for the Arts and send an email to your elected officials here. We need your voice and your support!

Photos: Kyle Flubacker, Simon Pauly