Ryan Opera Center Recital Series

First Sundays at 7:00 pm

Members of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s professional artist-development program perform.

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center prepares emerging artists for careers in opera by providing unique, comprehensive training and experience. Established in 1974 as the professional artist-development program for Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Ryan Opera Center has been recognized as one of the premier programs of its kind in the world for nearly five decades.

The radio series features Ensemble members in recital throughout the year, showcasing a wide variety of repertoire. Each program in the 2022/23 season also includes one or more selections by composers of color. To find out more about the Ryan Opera Center visit: lyricopera.org/ryanoperacenter

Soprano Kathryn Henry and Pianist Chris Reynolds

April 2, 2023, 7:00 pm

Our recital features first year Ryan Opera Center soprano Kathryn Henry along with third year pianist Chris Reynolds. Together they will perform music from Donizetti’s Anna Bolena and music of American songwriter Gene Sheer. Then, Chris Reynolds will perform one of the most beloved piano works in the repertoire, Modest Mussorgsky’s colorful Pictures at an Exhibition.