Lyric Opera of Chicago's Arts Education Department - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric's education department seeks to enrich the lives of Chicago-area children and adults through high-quality, accessible arts education, which focuses on cultivating a lifelong appreciation of opera and creating audiences for the future.


Lyric's school programs embrace arts education as a core subject and promote cross-curricular integration while fulfilling state learning standards. Programs for adults provide education on a variety of levels, from novice to expert, which heighten the opera-going experience.


Children + Teens

Explore programs for grades three through twelve

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Adults + Community

Learn more about the opera through lectures at Lyric and throughout the community

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Discover how to integrate opera into the classroom

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College Students

Explore programs for college students

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Education Resources

Increase your opera knowledge

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Volunteer Opportunities

Lend a hand and introduce opera to others

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