The Opera Insider Series

  • Location - Civic Opera Building Conference Center

Experience this enlightening series with music historian and opera expert David Buch. Whether you’re eager to learn more before seeing and hearing an opera for the first time, or you’re craving a deeper understanding of an opera you already know, you’ll enjoy David’s in-depth exploration of each opera in the 2020|21 Season. Sessions will discuss the work’s creation, its composer, its musical and dramatic highlights, and its particular magic. You’ll hear from a special guest from Lyric’s technical department, who will share insights into set and costume design interpretation, stagecraft, and more.

Upcoming Dates
Full Calendar

March 2020

Tuesday

03/10

10:00 AM

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Tuesday

03/17

10:00 AM

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Tuesday

03/24

10:00 AM

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Tuesday

03/31

10:00 AM

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September 2020

Tuesday

09/08

10:00 AM

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October 2020

Tuesday

10/27

10:00 AM

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November 2020

Tuesday

11/03

10:00 AM

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January 2021

Tuesday

01/12

10:00 AM

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Tuesday

01/19

10:00 AM

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March 2021

Tuesday

03/02

10:00 AM

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Tuesday

03/09

10:00 AM

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2019|20 Opera Insider Dates

The Barber of Seville: September 24, 2019

Luisa Miller: October 1, 2019

Dead Man Walking: October 29, 2019

Don Giovanni: November 12, 2019

Madama Butterfly: February 4, 2020

The Queen of Spades: February 11, 2020

Das Rheingold: March 10, 2020

Die Walküre: March 17, 2020

Siegfried: March 24, 2020

Götterdämmerung: March 31, 2020

2020|21 Opera Insider Dates

Cavalleria rusticana & PagliacciSeptember 8, 2020

Lessons in Love and ViolenceSeptember 15, 2020

ToscaOctober 27, 2020

AttilaNovember 3, 2020

Samson and DelilahJanuary 12, 2021

The Elixir of LoveJanuary 19, 2021

The Marriage of FigaroMarch 2, 2021

The Rake's ProgressMarch 9, 2021

Purchase dates individually or as a package to save more!
$45 Individual Event
$35 Per Event when purchasing 4 or more

10:00am–12:00pm
NEW LOCATION! 
Civic Opera Building Conference Center
Due to building construction, Opera Insider has been relocated to the 20th floor Civic Building Conference Center. Please enter through the same revolving doors in the middle of the block at 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. Take the elevators on your RIGHT to the 20th floor. There will be signage on the 20th floor to direct you to the new Conference Center.

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