Talks, Events & Tours

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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.

Want to know more about opera? Access these resources to enrich your Lyric experience.

Opera Insider Series

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.
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Backstage Tours

Backstage Tours Lyric Opera of Chicago invites you to experience the Lyric Opera House beyond the footlights with backstage tours!
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Pre-Opera Talks

Pre-Opera Talks Free pre-opera talks are offered before every performance of every opera in the mainstage season to enhance the opera-going experience.
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Lyric Uncorked

Lyric Uncorked 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. Enjoy the opportunity to socialize with people like you who are excited about opera.

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Senior Matinee

Senior Matinee
Each season's Senior Matinee enables Chicago seniors to attend a selected Lyric Opera dress rehearsal at no cost. The Senior Matinee for 2019/20 is Verdi's Luisa Miller on October 8, 2019. 

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Resources Access print, audio, electronic, and other resources to enhance your opera experience. 

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Pre-Opera Talks are supported by Raynette and Ned Boshell and James and Michelle Young.