April 24. 2022

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April 24. 2022

An original opera experience for kids aged 5 to 10 The Magic Victrola

Introduce the young people in your life to the brilliant world of opera with The Magic Victrola.

The adventure begins when Gracie and Sam are dropped off at their Grandpa's place for summer vacation. While at first the kids are less than excited to be without their modern comforts, things get much more interesting when they discover their grandfather's old victrola and his prized collection of opera records suddenly comes to life! With the help of the mysterious birdman, Papageno, Gracie and Sam are off on a musical adventure through some of opera's most delightful hits.

You'll hear selections from some of the most widely beloved operas including The Magic Flute, Carmen, The Elixir of Love, and more in this whimsical, original opera created for kids aged 5 to 10. Big screens beside the stage will help you feel close to every moment of the action!

Tickets are just $5 for children and $10 for adults.

Please note: Lyric Opera of Chicago continues to adhere to a vaccination requirement and mask mandate. Vaccinated audiences 5 and older are asked to please bring proof of vaccination and facial mask to be worn for the duration of your time at the opera house. Unfortunately, audiences under age 5 or who have not been vaccinated are not currently eligible to attend.

  • Running Time: Approximately 70 minutes, no intermission
  • Location: Lyric Opera House


* Lyric debut
*** Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

Program book

Go inside this production of The Magic Victrola with engaging articles, notes from the director, a complete plot synopsis, artist bios, and more.

View digital program book

The Magic Victrola is generously presented by

Nancy Knowles Fund for Children and Family Performances

Mary Pat Gannon

Photo: Todd Rosenberg