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Lyric Unlimited, an initiative of Lyric Opera of Chicago, offers a multifaceted program of expanded community engagement and artistic initiatives and includes Lyric's longstanding education programs.

Announced in 2012, Lyric Unlimited is a long-term, evolving initiative that encompasses company activities outside of Lyric’s mainstage season. It was established to provide a relevant cultural service to communities throughout the Chicagoland area, including communities for whom opera and opera companies have been largely irrelevant; to explore a wide range of ways in which Lyric can collaborate with cultural and community organizations throughout the area; and to advance the development of opera, exploring ways in which opera as an art form can resonate more powerfully, and in a range of different ways, with people of multiple backgrounds, ethnicities, and interests. 

For an overview of Lyric Unlimited's activities in the 2014/15 Season, click here. 


Learn Lyric Unlimited programs instill a lifelong love of opera through a variety of learning opportunities.
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Engage Lyric Unlimited collaborates with a wide range of organizations to develop programs that resonate with the diverse communities of the greater Chicago area.
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Experience Opera presented in new, fresh, and accessible ways.

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Lyric Unlimited was launched with major catalyst funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and receives major support from the Hurvis Family Foundation.

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