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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.

Tuesday, October 31
Tuesday, December 5
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The Scorpions' Sting

The Scorpions' Sting While lost in the desert, a group of  archaeology students uncover the Lost Temple of Isis, the ancient Egyptian goddess of healing, and a mythic tale unfolds as they read ancient hieroglyphics. Through the story of Isis, the students learn the importance of knowledge and the power of forgiveness. Recommended for ages 7-12. 

Saturday, October 14
Sunday, October 15
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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.

Monday, October 16
Thursday, November 9
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Chicago Humanities Festival: Christine Goerke and Wagner's Die Walküre

Chicago Humanities Festival: Christine Goerke and Wagner's Die Walküre Join soprano Christine Goerke, Lyric's Brünnhilde, in conversation with Colin Ure and Roger Pines, as they discuss her life in music and Wagner’s enduring significance. This Chicago Humanities Festival event takes place at the First United Methodist Chicago at the Chicago Temple (77 W. Washington Street).

Sunday, October 29
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Fellow Travelers

Fellow Travelers At the height of the McCarthy era in 1950s Washington, D.C., recent college graduate Timothy Laughlin is eager to join the crusade against communism. A chance encounter with a handsome State Department official, Hawkins Fuller, leads to Tim’s first job—and his first relationship with a man. Drawn into a maelstrom of deceit, Tim struggles to reconcile his political convictions and his forbidden love for Fuller—an entanglement that will end in a stunning act of betrayal.

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Friday, March 23, 2018
Sunday, March 25, 2018
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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!

Dates available throughout the season
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