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

Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7:00pm

WFMT Ryan Opera Center Recital Series

Classic songs of Bizet, Poulenc, Sibelius, and Liszt are featured in a program with performances by mezzo-soprano Kayleigh Decker, tenor Joshua Lovell, and pianist Madeline Slettedhal.

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Wednesday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m

Beyond the Aria at The Harris Theater

The Harris Theater's Beyond the Aria series offers audiences a one-night-only experience with some of the greatest operatic talents of our generation in an intimate, cabaret-style setting on the enclosed stage of the Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park. The series finale features Patricia Racette, along with Ryan Opera Center Ensemble members Ann Toomey and Mario Rojas, and music director Craig Terry.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 8:00pm

Season Finale: Civic and the Ryan Opera Center

The Civic Orchestra joins forces with the extraordinary singers of Lyric Opera of Chicago's Ryan Opera Center for an evening of beloved opera scenes and orchestral interludes.

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