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Lyric Unlimited, an initiative of Lyric Opera of Chicago, offers a multifaceted program of expanded community engagement and artistic initiatives and includes Lyric's longstanding education programs.

Announced in 2012, Lyric Unlimited is a long-term, evolving initiative that encompasses company activities outside of Lyric’s mainstage season. It was established to provide a relevant cultural service to communities throughout the Chicagoland area, including communities for whom opera and opera companies have been largely irrelevant; to explore a wide range of ways in which Lyric can collaborate with cultural and community organizations throughout the area; and to advance the development of opera, exploring ways in which opera as an art form can resonate more powerfully, and in a range of different ways, with people of multiple backgrounds, ethnicities, and interests. 

Want to learn more about how Lyric Unlimited interacts with and engages communities throughout Chicago? Read the Lyric Unlimited Impact Report.


Experience Opera presented in new, fresh, and accessible ways.

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Learn Lyric Unlimited programs instill a lifelong love of opera through a variety of learning opportunities.
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Engage Lyric Unlimited collaborates with a wide range of organizations to develop programs that resonate with the diverse communities of the greater Chicago area.
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Lyric Unlimited was launched with major catalyst funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and receives major support from the Hurvis Family Foundation.

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