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Written by David Kersnar and Jacqueline Russell
Featuring music by Mozart, Bizet, and others

It's never too early to introduce kids to all of the wonders of the opera! When the lights dim at the Civic Opera House, you'll meet two children who stumble onto their grandparents' old trunk and discover it's filled with props, opera albums and, of course, The Magic Victrola. Little eyes and ears get treated to full sets, costumes, and beautiful music by Mozart, Bizet and other classical masters, as performed by members of the Ryan Opera Center and the Lyric Opera Orchestra. This performance filled with enough on-stage fun and pop culture surprises to keep young audiences engaged and the entire family entertained.

60 minutes of fun and music for kids ages 5-10
Featuring members of the Ryan Opera Center plus the Lyric Opera Orchestra 


Learn more about what to expect at The Magic Victrola on our blog!

Hear from Caroline Heffernan, Logan Neuschaefer, and Richard Henzel on why your family will love The Magic Victrola.



Major support is provided by the Nancy W. Knowles Student and Family Performances fund. The Magic Victrola is generously supported by Lead Sponsor the Dr. Scholl Foundation  and cosponsors: Nuveen Investments, the Paul M. Angell Family FoundationBulley & Andrews LLCSanfred and Nancy Koltun, the Sage Foundation, and US Bank.

Lyric Unlimited was launched with major catalyst funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and receives major support from the Hurvis Family Foundation.

The English version of selections from The Magic Flute in The Magic Victrola are by Kelley Rourke.