Each season the artists of the Ryan Opera Center Ensemble give a variety of performances at Lyric and around Chicagoland. Find information on upcoming events, and view photos, videos, and audio clips from previous season highlights, including our unique WFMT Broadcast Recital Series.

Please direct all inquiries to Emma Scherer, Ryan Opera Center Associate at 312.827.3510

Upcoming Events with Ryan Opera Center Artists

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7:30pm

Beyond the Aria at Harris Theater

Mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa and tenor Lawrence Brownlee star in The Barber of Seville and will open the sixth season of Beyond the Aria. They are joined by Artistic Director and pianist Craig Terry, and current Ryan Opera Center ensemble member, soprano Emily Pogorelc.

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Sunday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m

WFMT Ryan Opera Center Recital Series 

This edition of the Ryan Opera Center Recital Series features two new members of the ensemble, mezzo-soprano Kathleen Felty and bass Anthony Reed. They will be singing 19th century works by J.S. Bach, Brahms, and Rossini as well as 20th century works by Reynaldo Hahn, Paul Bowles, and Cole Porter.

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