Upcoming Ryan Opera Center events

Each season the artists of the Ryan Opera Center Ensemble give a variety of performances at Lyric, around Chicago, and online. Find information on upcoming Ryan Opera Center events, virtual performances, and our unique WFMT Broadcast Recital Series.

Upcoming performances

First Sundays at 7:00 pm

WFMT Recital Series

WFMT Recital Series

In this radio series, heard via 98.7WFMT and WFMT.com, members of Lyric's Ryan Opera Center professional artist-development program perform duo and trio recitals throughout the opera season.

The Ryan Opera Center’s 6th annual gala

Magical Music Around the World

Magical Music Around the World

Experience the artistry of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center Ensemble like never before. Our talented singers and pianist will whisk you away with a thematic performance of operatic and popular music, led by music director Craig Terry. Through the magic of technology, alumni from around the world will be joining the evening to share how their careers have benefited from the amazing training and experience they received at the Ryan Opera Center. 

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Provide the stars of tomorrow with your support today

Provide the stars of tomorrow with your support today

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center prepares emerging singers and pianists for careers in opera by providing unique, comprehensive training. Your gift helps offset the expense of maintaining the high quality of Lyric’s stellar professional artist-development program.

Photos: Lyric Opera of Chicago, Kyle Flubacker