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Opera is the fusion of all the arts – orchestra, chorus, soloists, sets, costumes, lighting, dance – how does it all come together? Join us for Lyric Uncorked, an intimate, 60-minute program designed to help you learn more about the art form that we love. Hear from opera professionals, take a walk backstage, and enjoy wine and snacks. Everyone is welcome – whether you’re a longtime fan, a new subscriber, or simply curious!

Register for all three sessions, or just one. The content of each session is different, so you can pick the topics that interest you and the dates that work for your schedule.

Wine and snacks will be served, and participants are welcome to come a little early and/or stay and chat afterwards.


Session I
Monday, September 22, 6-7pm
Florian Bistro, Civic Opera House
Program details: What makes opera THE total performance experience? Opera director Elise Sandell and Lyric technical staff talk about the magic of stagecraft and the art of stage direction.

Session II
Tuesday, September 23, 6-7pm
Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room, Civic Opera House
Program details: Opera characters can range from children to monsters to goddesses. How do we make our singers look the part? Lyric’s wigmaster and makeup designer Sarah Hatten shares techniques and stories of operatic illusion and transformation.

Session III
Wednesday, October 1, 6-7pm
Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room, Civic Opera House
Program details: Ever wonder what it’s like to be a globe-trotting opera singer? Or what it takes to get there? This is your chance to hear about it from someone who’s living the dream! Talk and Q&A with a Lyric mainstage artist.

Pricing and Tickets

• Space is limited and reservations are required. This event goes on sale for the public and existing subscribers on September 8 for $20 per person.

• New subscribers may reserve your tickets now with promo code by clicking your preferred calendar date on the right.

• All events take place at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive. Enter through the opera house doors at the south end of the block