Opera Insider - The Queen of Spades

Join us for this illuminating series with music historian and opera expert David Buch. Whether you wish to learn more about an opera before seeing it for the first time, or want a deeper understanding of an opera that you already know and love, you’ll enjoy this in-depth exploration of each opera in the 2019/20 Season. Sessions will discuss a work’s creation, its composer, its musical and dramatic highlights, and its particular magic. You’ll also hear from a special guest from Lyric’s technical department who will share insights into set and costume design, interpretation, stagecraft, and more.

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February 2020



10:00 AM

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$45 Individual Event
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Civic Opera Building Conference Center (6th floor of the opera house building—enter through the revolving doors in the middle of the block)

No tickets will be issued for the Opera Insider Series. After registering, your name will automatically be added to our class roster and we will look forward to seeing you at your first session.

David Buch, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, is a music historian whose expertise ranges from the 17th through the mid 20th centuries, particularly Mozart, opera, and the Baroque. He's known to Lyric audiences for his popular pre-opera talks on Mozart operas.


Presented by Lyric Unlimited, Lyric Opera of Chicago's department dedicated to education, community engagement, and new artistic initiatives.


Photo: Jaclyn Simpson