April 02, 2020
The work continues
Artists around the world are finding innovative ways to continue their craft and spark creativity in the new age of "working from home." Members of Lyric's Ryan Opera Center Ensemble are doing the same. From voice lessons and coachings via Zoom with our Director of Vocal Studies Julia Faulkner and Music Director Craig Terry, to memorization and language study, they are hard at work training and preparing for upcoming roles.
During this time, our artists have also found new and exciting ways to collaborate and share their gifts with the world. Through an online video series — Ryan Opera Center From Home — Ensemble members record themselves singing along to a prerecorded piano track. In the end, we are able to bring together one or more artists while still staying safely at home. Here are the videos from this fun series:
Ryan Opera Center From Home: Artist Profiles
Ryan Opera Center From Home: Anthony Reed
Bass Anthony Reed is a first-year member of the Ryan Opera Center. Here, he shares his own experience of training at home due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Ryan Opera Center From Home: Kayleigh Decker
Mezzo-soprano Kayleigh Decker just completed her second and final year in The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center. Keep reading to see how Kayleigh has continued to work from home during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Ryan Opera Center From Home: Madeline Slettedahl
For the past three years Madeline Slettedahl was the only pianist Ensemble member of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center. Keep reading to see how Madeline continued to work from home while following Chicago's stay at home order.
Ryan Opera Center From Home: The first week
Meet the first-year members of the 2020/21 Ryan Opera Center Ensemble as they settle into their first week of virtual classes, coachings, and more.