Ryan Opera Center Events & Media

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

 Please direct all questions to Jimmy Byrne at 312-827-3510 or email jbyrne@lyricopera.org

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Upcoming Events with Ryan Opera Center Artists




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WFMT Recital Taping

Friday, December 1, 8 p.m.
By invitation only


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Recital Broadcast on 98.7WFMT

Sunday, December 3, 7 p.m.
Ann Toomey, Lindsay Metzger, Madeline Slettedahl, and Alan Darling


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Ryan Opera Center Board Meeting

Thursday, December 7, 11 a.m.


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Recital Broadcast on 98.7WFMT

Sunday, January 7, 7 p.m.


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Annual Fundraiser: Ladies’ Choice

Thursday, January 18, 6 p.m.
For more information, write to Meaghan Stainback at mstainback@lyricopera.org or call 312-827-5691 


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Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series

Wednesday, January 24, 12:15 p.m.
Whitney Morrison and Madeline Slettedahl


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Recital Broadcast on 98.7WFMT

Sunday, February 4, 7 p.m.


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Beyond the Aria

Monday, February 5, 7:30 p.m.
Lawrence Brownlee, Anthony Clark Evans, Ann Toomey, and Craig Terry


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Beyond the Aria

Thursday, March 1, 7:30 p.m.
Ana María Martínez, Andrew Stenson, Lindsay Metzger, and Craig Terry


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Recital Broadcast on 98.7WFMT

Sunday, March 4, 7 p.m.


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Ryan Opera Center Board Meeting

Wednesday, March 14, 11 a.m.


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Recital Broadcast on 98.7WFMT

Sunday, April 1, 7 p.m.


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Rising Stars in Concert

Saturday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.


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Recital Broadcast on 98.7WFMT

Sunday, May 6, 7 p.m.


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Beyond the Aria

Thursday, May 17, 7:30 p.m.
Nicole Cabell, Mario Rojas, Patrick Guetti, and Craig Terry


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Recital Broadcast on 98.7WFMT

Sunday, June 3, 7 p.m.


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Recital Broadcast on 98.7WFMT

Sunday, July 1, 7 p.m.


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Recital Broadcast on 98.7WFMT

Sunday, August 5, 7 p.m.


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Recital Broadcast on 98.7WFMT

Sunday, September 2, 7 p.m.



Discover More About the Ryan Opera Center

Alumni Spotlight

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Photo by Larrynx Photography

Will LivermanBaritone

Praised by The New York Times as “mellow-voiced and charismatic” and identified as a baritone to watch by Opera News, Will Liverman is quickly gaining a reputation for his compelling performances, while making significant debuts at opera houses across the country.

Future engagements include his reprisal of the role of Dizzy Gillespie in Charlie Parker’s Yardbird with English National Opera as part of ENO’s new partnership with the Hackney Empire, with Lyric Opera of Chicago for its Lyric Unlimited initiative, and with Madison Opera, after originating the role at Opera Philadelphia in 2015, and performing the role on tour at the Apollo Theater. Will also makes debuts with Seattle Opera as Raimbaud in Le Comte Ory, in his home state with Virginia Opera as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and with the Las Vegas Philharmonic as the baritone soloist in Brahms’ German Requiem, and with Dallas Opera.

Recent performance highlights have included the roles of Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia at Madison Opera and Utah Opera, Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia and Beaumarchais in The Ghosts of Versailles at Wolf Trap Opera, Andrew Hanley in the world premiere of Kevin Puts’ The Manchurian Candidate at Minnesota Opera, Sam in The Pirates of Penzance at Atlanta Opera, the Husband in Les mamelles de Tirésias with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Protestant Minister in Menotti’s The Last Savage with Santa Fe Opera, and Mr. Noye in Noye’s Fludde as a guest artist at his alma mater, Wheaton College.

Expanding into the concert repertoire, he recently performed with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago in Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, in Orff’s Carmina Burana and Handel’s Messiah as a guest artist at the University of Chicago, and in Beethoven’s Missa solemnis with the South Dakota Symphony. Mr. Liverman made his Alice Tully Hall debut with the New York Festival of Song, collaborating with Steven Blier on a program entitled “Road Trip.”

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