Youth Opera Council

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Youth Opera Council - Lyric Opera of Chicago


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 Hurvis Family Foundation.

Youth Opera Council Backstage Tours

Youth Opera Council - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Ever wondered what it takes to produce grand opera?

Join the Youth Opera Council behind the scenes at the Civic Opera House to find out! Explore the theater,
enjoy an up-close-and-personal view of the orchestra pit, and journey backstage to see and hear about the
vast array of skilled professionals that bring opera to life at Lyric!

Saturday, February 6
12:00 pm
Tours last approximately one hour.

Civic Opera House
20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago

Reservations are now closed.

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.

Join Us

Applications for the 2016/17 Youth Opera Council will be available in Spring 2016.