Go behind the scenes and enhance your Lyric experience!

Watch exclusive behind-the-scenes videos, interviews with artists, and trailers for every opera and musical production. Listen to excerpts from your favorite shows and hear informative commentaries on season productions. Read in-depth articles in Lyric Notes, our monthly eNewsletter, and on our blog, Lyric Lately. And browse our program books, with a full synopsis on each show, engaging articles, cast bios, and more.

Lyric Opera Videos

Learn more about our operas, musicals, and other productions with exclusive interviews with artists and creative team members, backstage looks, musical highlights, and more in our video library. Watch video trailers from our past and current seasons and get an inside look at what's on stage at Lyric.

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Audio Excerpts and Commentaries

Our opera excerpts feature some of opera's biggest hits and familiar songs you know you've heard somewhere before. Our Commentaries simplify abstract plots, offer tidbits about the productions, and narrate anecdotal stories of composers and cast members. The Commentaries and excerpts promise to make each opera a more rewarding experience.

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Audio Excerpts and Commentaries

Our opera excerpts feature some of opera's biggest hits and familiar songs you know you've heard somewhere before. Our Commentaries simplify abstract plots, offer tidbits about the productions, and narrate anecdotal stories of composers and cast members. The Commentaries and excerpts promise to make each opera a more rewarding experience.

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Lyric Notes

Our monthly eNewsletter is designed to inform and delight, with enlightening articles, opera news, exclusive artist interviews, behind-the-scenes photos, engaging videos, and more. Enjoy our latest monthly editions. 

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Lyric Lately Blog

Our blog is here to educate and amuse, with enlightening articles, exclusive artist interviews, behind-the-scenes photos, engaging videos, and more. Take a look below to see what's been happening at Lyric Lately!

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Lyric Lately Blog

Our blog is here to educate and amuse, with enlightening articles, exclusive artist interviews, behind-the-scenes photos, engaging videos, and more. Take a look below to see what's been happening at Lyric Lately!

Read Our Blog

Program Books

Go inside each Lyric Opera presentation with engaging articles that give detailed background on the opera, musical, or recital being performed, as well as directors' notes, complete plot synopses, and artist bios.

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Ask Roger

If you have questions about opera, you've come to the right place! Roger Pines, dramaturg at Lyric Opera of Chicago, answers your opera questions. 

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Ask Roger

If you have questions about opera, you've come to the right place! Roger Pines, dramaturg at Lyric Opera of Chicago, answers your opera questions. 

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People of Lyric

From artists to administrators, People of Lyric takes you behind the scenes and introduces you to the casts and characters who make up the Lyric family. Now, it’s your chance to take center stage!

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