Performances for Students

Performances for Students

Give students in grades 6–12 an unparalleled arts experience: world-class opera and musical theater at Chicago’s historic Lyric Opera House.

For additional Performances for Students ticket information, call 312-827-5613.

Make the most of your Lyric experience!

Make the most of your Lyric experience! Request a Lyric teaching artist to visit your classroom and engage your students with the important themes, musical highlights, and production elements of the opera. This program is for classes attending Rigoletto, Orphée et Eurydice, Turandot, and/or Faust.

Cost: $175 per 45-minute presentation

You can also sign up for this program on the ticket order form.


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CPS Dress Rehearsals

CPS Dress Rehearsals New this year!
Free dress rehearsal passes for CPS students

A limited number of free passes to the final dress rehearsal of select titles will be made available to Chicago public schools on a first-come, first-served basis.

2017/18 CPS Dress Rehearsal Offerings
  • Orphée et Eurydice, 9/20 at 1:30pm
  • Turandot, 12/2 at 1:00pm
  • Faust, 2/27 at 1:00pm


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Rigoletto

Rigoletto By Giuseppe Verdi
In Italian with Projected English translations

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

2:00pm

A court jester’s words create trouble for himself and his love-struck daughter.

Hear the famous quartet and “La donna e mobile.”

Tickets: $20
Approximate running time: 2 hours 45 minutes including one 30-minute intermission

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Orphée et Eurydice

Orphée et Eurydice By Christoph Willibald Gluck
In French with projected English translations

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017
2:00pm

Orpheus embarks on a perilous journey to the underworld to bring his wife back to life.

Ballet abounds in this first-ever collaboration between Lyric and the Joffrey Ballet.

Tickets: $20
Approximate running time: 2 hours 45 minutes including one 30-minute intermission

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Turandot

Turandot By Giacomo Puccini
In Italian with projected English translations

Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

2:00pm

A cruel princess gives three riddles to every prince who wants to marry her. All have failed, until now.

Experience the unforgettable “Nessun dorma.”

Tickets: $20
Approximate running time: 2 hours 30 minutes including intermission

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Faust

Faust By Charles Gounod
In French with projected English translations

Wednesday Mar. 21, 2018

2:00pm

A tortured philosopher sells his soul in hopes of youth and love. Is this bargain worth the price?

Film and puppetry combine to create a brand-new production of this classic grand opera.

Tickets: $20
Approximate running time: 3 hours 30 minutes including intermission

Free classroom resources coming soon!
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Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice

Thursday, May 3, 2018
12:00pm
Special students-only performance

The first “rock opera” tells the story of last days of Jesus Christ in a modern, dance-packed production.

Tickets: $10 & $20
Approximate running time: 2 hours 45 minutes including one 30-minute intermission

Free classroom resources coming soon!
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Free online classroom resources
Free online student and teacher resources created by Lyric Unlimited will be available to all participants.

Bus Scholarships
All bus scholarships available for 2017/18 have been awarded. Watch for Bus Scholarships to return in 2018/19 - and act quickly!

For additional Performances for Students ticket information, email lyricunlimited@lyricopera.org.

For information on group sales tickets for other Lyric performances, call 312-827-5927

Lyric Unlimited is Lyric Opera of Chicago’s department dedicated to education, community engagement, and new artistic initiatives.

Major support provided by the Nancy W. Knowles Student and Family Performances Fund. Performances for Students are supported by an Anonymous Donor, Baird, the John W. and Rosemary K. Brown Family Foundation, Bulley & Andrews LLC, The Jacob and Rosalie Cohn Foundation, the Dan J. Epstein Family Foundation, the General Mills Foundation, John Hart and Carol Prins, the Dr. Scholl Foundation, the Segal Family Foundation, the Bill and Orli Staley Foundation, the Donna Van Eekeren Foundation, Mrs. Roy I. Warshawsky, and Michael Welsh and Linda Brummer.

Lyric Unlimited was launched with major catalyst funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and receives major support from the Caerus Foundation, Inc.
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