Whether they're life-long aficionados or first-time opera goers, Lyric audience members have a growing number of introduction and enrichment experiences to choose from. These unique initiatives enable Lyric to more deeply engage its patrons while providing new audiences an opportunity to explore the world of opera.
Talks, Events & Tours
Opera Insider Series
For each opera of Lyric’s season, music historian and opera expert David Buch hosts a session illuminating the work’s creation, its composer, its musical and dramatic highlights, and its particular magic.Learn More
Lyric Opera of Chicago invites you to experience the Civic Opera House beyond the footlights with backstage tours!Learn More
Free pre-opera talks are offered before every performance of every opera in the mainstage season to enhance the opera-going experience.Learn More
Join us for Lyric Uncorked: casual, after-work, wine-and-cheese-fueled, 60-minute talk and discussion sessions with the opera professionals who make it happen. Some sessions may include an excursion backstage, and all offer the opportunity to socialize with people who are interested in or curious about opera.Join Us