Now Accepting Applications for the 2018/19 Ensemble
The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center prepares emerging singers and apprentice coaches for careers in opera by providing unique, comprehensive training.
Established in 1974 as the professional artist-development program for Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Ryan Opera Center has been recognized as one of the premier programs of its kind in the world for more than four decades. That standing is maintained by providing the finest up-and-coming singers and pianists with unparalleled training and experience.
The program is administered by Director Dan Novak, Music Director Craig Terry, Director of Vocal Studies Julia Faulkner, and Advisor Renée Fleming.
See below for our full history and meet the people who make it all happen.
Please direct all inquiries to Manager Jimmy Byrne at 312.827.3510 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center is supported by:
Rising Stars in Concert 2016 was generously sponsored by:
Lucia di Lammermoor
The most famous of all bel canto operas, you'll be transfixed by the passion of the heroine and her lover Edgardo.
Les Troyens (The Trojans)
The drama of the Trojan War, replete with heroes and tragedy, vividly comes to life in French opera's most astounding work.
This timeless story of love betrayed runs the gamut of emotions from loyalty and love to jealousy, revenge, and redemption.
The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)
Join us for this operatic fairytale as Prince Tamino strives for the hand of Pamina, accompanied by his lovable sidekick Papageno.
Immerse yourself in thrilling drama and music of vast proportions during the first of four new Ring productions from world-renowned director David Pountney.
The story of an eccentric idealist and self-proclaimed knight errant who tilts at windmills and fights for the honor of his lady Dulcinee.