Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

Selected annually from over 500 artists from around the globe, Ryan Opera Center Ensemble members are in residence for nearly twelve months. Over the course of the year these exceptionally talented emerging artists receive comprehensive training and advanced instruction in numerous aspects of operatic performance, including voice lessons and coachings, language and acting training, and master classes with some of opera's most renowned artists.

During Lyric Opera's mainstage season, Ryan Opera Center members perform and understudy a significant number of principal and supporting roles. This presents an extraordinary opportunity to work with the world's greatest opera singers, conductors, directors, orchestra, and chorus. They also gain valuable performing experience by participating in recitals and concerts at many Chicago-area venues.

2024|25 Ensemble members

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 artists 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.

Header photo: The 2022/23 Ryan Opera Center Ensemble performing at Lyric's 2023 Rising Stars in Concert
Credit: Robert Kusel