Magical Music Around the World

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Ryan Opera Center Gala Magical Music Around the World

Experience the artistry of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center Ensemble in a delightfully entertaining, cabaret-style program featuring some of your very favorite bewitching melodies.

Our talented singers and pianists will whisk you away with a thematic performance of operatic and popular music, led by Grammy-winning Music Director Craig Terry. Thanks to some technological magic, alumni from around the globe will join the evening to share how their careers have benefited from the amazing training and experience they received at the Ryan Opera Center.

We hope you'll join us for this enchanting evening — the Ryan Opera Center Ensemble artists just might leave you spellbound.

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Program notes

Program notes

Program notes

Experience the artistry of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center Ensemble in a delightfully entertaining, cabaret-style program featuring some of your very favorite bewitching melodies. Learn more about the artists and and explore each piece of the program.

Streaming guide

Streaming guide

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Meet the artists

Featured Ryan Opera Center Alumni

René Barbera
Harolyn Blackwell
J'Nai Bridges
Nicole Cabell
Sam Handley
Quinn Kelsey
Mingjie Lei
Will Liverman
Amanda Majeski
Mario Antonio Marra
Takaoki Onishi
Matthew Polenzani
Christian Van Horn

 

*** Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

Provide the stars of tomorrow with your support today

Provide the stars of tomorrow with your support today

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center is Lyric's preeminent artist-development program that nurtures the talents of some of the most promising operatic singers and pianists of each generation. Donor generosity ensures continued unparalleled training, performance experience, and professional readiness of Ensemble members.

Magical Music Around the World is generously presented by

Lead Sponsors

Sylvia Neil and Daniel Fischel

Major Sponsors

Richard Abram and Paul Chandler

Anders and Donna Gustafsson

Lori Julian for the Julian Family Foundation

Phil Lumpkin

Frank B. Modruson and Lynne C. Shigley

Richard Ryan

Michael Steinberg and Salme Harju Steinberg 

Thierer Family Foundation

Donna Van Eekeren, President & CEO, Springboard Arts Chicago

Additional Sponsors

Neal Ball

Julie and Roger Baskes

Heidi Heutel Bohn

David and Janet Fox

Mary and Lionel Go

Howard L. Gottlieb and Barbara G. Greis

Caroline and Charlie Huebner

Patricia A. Kenney and Gregory J. O'Leary

Dorothy Kuechl

Jean McLaren and John Nitschke

Mimi and Todd Mitchell

Brendan and Suzanne Mulshine

Cynthia Vahlkamp and Robert Kenyon

Dr. David H. Whitney and Dr. Juliana Chyu