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.    

Applications for the 2015/16 Youth Opera Council are now closed.

If you have any questions, please email Drew Smith, Program Assistant, at dsmith@lyricopera.org.

 

 


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.

 

Youth Opera Council is supported by Terry J. Medhurst 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.

 

 

 A Night at the Opera 

 

The Youth Opera Council hosts an annual event for high school students from throughout the Chicagoland area. For the 2014/15 season students enjoyed an evening with friends at performances of Don Giovanni and The Passenger. 

 

 

 

 

Youth Opera Council is supported by Terry J. Medhurst 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.