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Lyric U

Welcome to Lyric U!

It's never too late to learn! Lyric U is your new resource for all things opera, giving everyone an easy way to explore, discover, and engage. Whether you're new to the art form and looking for Opera 101 or an aficionado who wants to earn a PhD in Advanced Opera Studies, let Lyric U guide the way with this ever-expanding content library. 


Ryan Opera Center Spotlights

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center has been identifying and nurturing some of the best emerging artists of the next generation for over 40 years. Hear from some of the Center's many alumni in this video series.

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From Soprano to Bass: Exploring Voice in Opera

NEW - MEZZO-SOPRANO! What’s the difference between a soprano and a mezzo-soprano? What types of roles do tenors play as compared to a bass? Sir Andrew Davis, Renée Fleming, and Anthony Freud are your guides through the seven different categories of the human voice in this in-depth video series.

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Lyric Insider's Guides

This is your source for exclusive content from past and current Lyric productions. Explore each opera and musical through video clips, interviews with cast and creative team members, behind-the-scenes articles, audio previews, and more!

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How to Plan a Season

You too can run an opera company! Sir Andrew Davis and Anthony Freud take you through the basics of planning an opera season.

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Lyric Opera Commentaries

Everyone will enjoy learning about this season's operas with the convenient and fun Lyric Opera Commentaries!

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