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 singers and pianists 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 more than four decades.

The radio series features Ensemble members in recitals throughout the opera season, showcasing a wide variety of repertoire. Each program in the 2021/22 series also features at least one piece by composers of color. To find out more about the Ryan Opera Center visit: lyricopera.org/ryanoperacenter

Baritone Leroy Davis and Pianist Donald Lee III

January 2, 2022

Our Ryan Opera Center Recital features baritone Leroy Davis with pianist Donald Lee III performing some inspiring spirituals. As well as song cycles by Brahms. Poulenc, and by 20th and 21st century African American composer Robert Owens. We will also hear a selection from the contemporary opera "As One".