Hope and Strength: Celebrating Black Artistry with Lawrence Brownlee & Lyric

Ahead of a free livestream this weekend, the star tenor reflected on his colleagues and career in opera and what he thinks classical music organizations should be doing to better represent their communities.

Seven Sensational Virtual Field Trips for Chicago Art Lovers

We’re not sure the next time we’ll be able to catch an in-person performance, but luckily, many of Chicago’s hallowed artistic venues are just a click away.

Lyric Cancels Performances Until January 2021

Today, Lyric Opera of Chicago general director, president, and CEO Anthony Freud announced the decision to cancel performances at the Lyric Opera House through December 2020, eliminating the fall opening of the season that was to begin in September. Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the statement explains, in-person performances will be among the last to return, making “operating on anything …

American Takes Top Prize at 2020 Glyndebourne Opera Cup, Ryan Opera Center Tenor Takes Third

In March, the ascendant American baritone Edward Nelson took first prize at the 2020 Glyndebourne Opera Cup, an operatic singing competition hosted in England by the famed East Sussex opera house and designed to discover and spotlight young opera singers from around the world. During the finals, the 31-year-old San Francisco native, who only began singing opera at the age …

From the Opera House to Your House: Ryan Opera Center Artists Bring Music Home

Keeping busy and enjoying great music are some of the best ways to get through COVID-19 quarantining. Ryan Opera Center artists have been doing both in a series of homemade performance videos.

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