Youth Opera Council

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Lyric Unlimited’s Youth Opera Council is a group of Chicagoland high school students with a passion for opera and the performing arts. They meet regularly at the Civic Opera House, where members deepen their knowledge of opera through up-close experiences with Lyric staff, artists, and the day-to-day workings of the company. The Council also creates and hosts events and activities aimed at teen audiences.

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Youth Opera Council
 is supported by Terry J. Medhurst, Penelope and Robert Steiner, and Michael Welsh and Linda Brummer.

Lyric Unlimited was launched with major catalyst funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and receives major support from the Caerus Foundation, Inc.

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What happens at a Youth Opera Council (YOC) meeting? Find out! Join us for a special YOC meeting open to all high school students on Wednesday, December 7.

Stars of Lyric's upcoming opera The Magic Flute, soprano Christiane Karg (Pamina) and bass-baritone Adam Plachetka (Papageno), will speak with the YOC about working on the opera and what it's like to be a professional performer.

Youth Opera Council Meeting
Wednesday, December 7
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago
Rehearsal Room 350

An annual event open to high school students, A Night at the Opera is an opportunity for high school students to eat, mingle, and enjoy a fun evening of opera!

This season's A Night at the Opera: Cinderella took place on Saturday, October 17th. Check back soon for photos and video from the masquerade party.

In the meantime, check out the video A Night at the Opera: The Barber of Seville.

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