Youth Opera Council

Youth Opera Council


Lyric Unlimited’s Youth Opera Council is a group of Chicagoland high school students with a passion for opera and the performing arts. They meet regularly at the Civic Opera House, where members deepen their knowledge of opera through up-close experiences with Lyric staff, artists, and the day-to-day workings of the company. The Council also creates and hosts events and activities aimed at teen audiences.

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Youth Opera Council is supported by Terry J. Medhurst and Penelope and Robert Steiner.

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

Youth Opera Council - Lyric Opera of Chicago
Spend an evening filled with great music, drama, and Lyric's Youth Opera Council!

MOVIE: The Merry Widow

Join Chicago-area high school students backstage at the Lyric Opera House for a free, special movie viewing of Franz Lehár's The Merry Widow.
In this classic opera, Hanna’s late husband has left her a very rich woman. In fact, she’s so rich that the economy of her homeland depends on her marrying a local. 
But it’s a tricky affair because she already has someone in mind: Count Danilo, an old flame, who has no intention of giving up bachelorhood. Rendezvous are rampant. Complications abound. Will it work out? Come find out!

It's a casual affair. Pajamas are encouraged! Bring a blanket to camp out in Lyric's largest rehearsal room.

The Merry Widow

Friday, April 27
7:30 p.m.
Running time approximately 2 hours 30 minutes

Rehearsal Room 200
Lyric Opera House
20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago

Movie night is FREE for all high school students. Registration required - reserve your spot today!

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