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Ryan Opera Center Ensemble auditions | Lyric Opera of Chicago

Ryan Opera Center Ensemble auditions

COVID-19 UPDATE - September 14, 2020:

Dear Applicants:

After carefully considering the health and safety of our applicants and team members, as well as myriad travel and gathering restrictions set forth by the State of Illinois and City of Chicago, The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center has made the difficult decision to close its 2021/22 Ensemble application and audition cycle. We recognize this will be a disappointment to many applicants — indeed it is a disappointment to us as well — but we appreciate your patience and understanding in the face of an unprecedented global health situation.

We encourage any interested singers to reapply for the 2022/23 Ensemble when applications reopen in Spring 2021.

Sending all best wishes,

The Ryan Opera Center Team


The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center is Lyric's acclaimed artist-development program that nurtures the talents of some of the most promising operatic singers and pianists of each generation. Ryan Opera Center alumni are among the dominant names in opera today. This highly competitive program, established in 1974, is honored to enjoy the support of acclaimed soprano Renée Fleming as Advisor, along with full-time staff Dan Novak (Director), Craig Terry (Music Director), and Julia Faulkner (Director of Vocal Studies).

Pictured: Ryan Opera Center alumnus, tenor Mario Rojas performs in a master class with Ryan Opera Center Advisor Renée Fleming.

Photos: Kyle Flubacker, Jaclyn Simpson