Ryan Opera Center Recital Series

First Sundays at 7:00 pm
Ryan Opera Center Recital Series

Members of the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s professional artist-development program perform duo and trio recitals.

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center was established in 1974 as the professional artist-development program for Lyric Opera of Chicago. Singers from all over the world compete for a place in this program, which offers vocal coaching, coaching in languages, performance experience, and a supportive environment to learn numerous operatic roles. Since its inception, the Ryan Opera Center has been recognized as one of the premier programs of its kind in the world. The radio series features members in duo and trio recitals throughout the opera season. To find out more about the Ryan Opera Center visit: https://www.lyricopera.org/ryanoperacenter

Duo Recital: Ann Toomey and Christopher Kenney (Rebroadcast)

September 8, 2019

Soprano, Ann Toomey and baritone, Christopher Kenney are featured in a program featuring a wide variety of composers and sounds. From the jazz moods of Robert MacGimsey’s “Jonah an the Whale”, and the poetic and beautiful songs of Schubert’s Schwanengesang, to Broadway classics from George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and Harry Warren.  Ms. Toomey and Mr. Kenney will be joined on ...