Ryan Opera Center Spotlights

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The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center was established in 1974 as the professional artist-development program for Lyric Opera of Chicago. Since its inception, the Ryan Opera Center has been recognized as one of the premier programs of its kind in the world. That standing is maintained by providing the finest up-and-coming singers and pianists with unparalleled training and experience. Hear what makes the Ryan Opera Center so special from some of its many alumni in this video series. Looking for more Ryan Opera Center insider info?

Andriana Chuchman
Ensemble Member from 2007-2010



Soprano Andriana Chuchman was a Ryan Opera Center Ensemble Member from 2007-2010 and has since gone on to perform to great acclaim at LA Opera, Canadian Opera Company, and the Metropolitan Opera, among others. She was most recently seen on Lyric's mainstage as Zerlina in Mozart's Don Giovanni in the 2014/15 season.
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