Youth Opera Council - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Youth Opera Council


The Youth Opera Council is a program for high school students who are passionate about opera and want to learn more about the inner-workings of a professional opera company.   Council members experience unique learning and leadership opportunities working closely with Lyric Opera staff to develop programs that are of interest to members and plan events to share their love of opera with their peers.  Meetings take place Wednesday evenings, twice monthly, at Lyric Opera of Chicago.  

To RSVP to the YOC meeting on February 18th, click here.

Tickets to A Night at the Opera: The Passenger are sold out.



YOC Opportunities

- Gain an inside look at a professional opera company from Lyric staff, artists, and volunteers.

- Attend rehearsals, performances, and special events.  

- Create unique ways to share your passion for opera with your peers.

- Provide insight and feedback about your experience at Lyric Opera.  

Membership Requirements  

- Must have a demonstrated interest in opera and the performing arts.  

- Must be a high school student (grades 9 - 12).  

- Attend meetings twice a month at Lyric Opera of Chicago (limited funding is available to assist with travel costs).

- Members are expected to make attendance at meetings and events from September to May a priority.


 Applications for the 2014/15 Youth Opera Council are now closed.


Youth Opera Council is supported by Terry J. Medhurst .



 YOC Passenger Invite


Aboard an ocean liner in the early 1960s, Liese, a former SS officer in Auschwitz, is stunned when she thinks she recognizes a fellow passenger; is it really Marta, her former prisoner? Guilt and denial, lies and truth, fear and courage, and love - it's all here in an experience you'll never forget.

Join the Youth Opera Council on Saturday, February 28th for a special reception for high school students followed by a performance of Mieczyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger.

Thank you for your interest in attending A Night at the Opera. Tickets are sold out for this event.





 Youth Opera Council is supported by Terry J. Medhurst.




 YOC Feb18 Meeting Image

Lyric’s Youth Opera Council invites you to participate in a special Council meeting open to all high school students on Wednesday, February 18. Join council members as they hear from the stars of Lyric's upcoming production of The Passenger. Amanda Majeski (Marta) and Daveda Karanas (Liese) will discuss their roles in this Lyric premiere, share what the life of an international opera singer is all about, and answer your questions! 

Youth Opera Council Meeting
Wednesday, February 18
5:30 - 7:00pm
Rehearsal Room 350
20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago

Please enter through the STAGE DOOR located at the corner of Wacker Dr. and Washington St. 

Space is limited for this free event, and tickets will be reserved on a first come first served basis. RSVP by completing the form below. 



Youth Opera Council is supported by Terry J. Medhurst .