Youth Opera Council is a group of Chicagoland high school students with a passion for opera and the performing arts. Youth Opera Council members gain a deeper understanding of opera through exclusive access to Lyric Opera artists, staff, and behind-the-scenes exploration. The council also hosts youth-focused events throughout the season. 

In order to heed social distancing recommendations and continue to support the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois in controlling the spread of COVID-19, the application process for next season's Youth Opera Council is suspended until further notice. Stay tuned for an update early this summer. 

Questions? Contact Lyric Unlimited Coordinator LaRob Payton at lpayton@lyricopera.org. 

Youth Opera Council is supported by Terry J. Medhurst and Penelope and Robert Steiner.