Program Details

  • For CPS student groups, grades 6 -12
  • A wait list of schools will be generated once availability is depleted 
  • Schools must complete a simple application 

NOTE: These are dress rehearsals, not performances. The rehearsal may be interrupted at any time and singers might not use full voice.

NOTE: Final dress rehearsals include a diverse mixture of audience members. While student seats will be grouped together by school, there may be other schools, as well as a variety of other opera patrons in attendance. 

2019/20 CPS Dress Rehearsal Dates

Reservations for the following dates and times will available beginning August 1: 

The Barber of Seville - Wednesday September 25 at 1pm
Luisa Miller - Tuesday October 8 at 12pm
Madama Butterfly - Monday February 3 at 1pm
The Queen of Spades - Wednesday February 12 at 1pm
42nd Street - Thursday May 28 at 2pm

Major Lyric Unlimited support provided by the Nancy W. Knowles Student and Family Performances Fund. Performances for Students are supported by Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Mrs. James S. Aagaard, an Anonymous Donor, the John and Rosemary Brown Family Foundation, Dan J. Epstein, Judy Guitelman, and the Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation, Shirley and Benjamin Gould Endowment Fund, Dan and Caroline Grossman, James and Brenda Grusecki, John Hart and Carol Prins, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Drs. Funmi and Sola Olopade, Matt and Carrie Parr/ PJT Partners, the Dr. Scholl Foundation, and the Segal Family Foundation.

Lyric Unlimited Chicago Public Schools Bus Scholarships are supported by the U.S. Bank Foundation.