Beyond the Aria is produced by the Harris Theater in association with Lyric Opera of Chicago, typically presented cabaret-style on the enclosed Pritzker Pavilion Stage at Millennium Park. The series offers audiences one-night-only experiences with some of the greatest operatic talents of our generation performing alongside rising stars from The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, accompanied by series artistic director and pianist Craig Terry. Each program presents a unique opportunity for the artists to perform engaging repertoire as solos and ensembles and is always a surprise for audiences to experience together.

J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano
Mathilda Edge, soprano 
Leroy Davis, baritone 
Craig Terry, series artistic director and pianist

GA (Choral Riser) Subscriptions
Limited space is available for this exclusive, intimate series. Subscriptions for general admission seating in the choral risers are available by contacting our Box Office by phone at 312.334.7777 or email at, open 12 p.m to 5 p.m, Monday through Friday.

COVID-19 Protocol
All Beyond the Aria audience members will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to entering the facility
. There is no test-out option for this series, given the close proximity of artists to audience members.

In addition, all audience members are required to wear a mask while inside the venue, except while actively eating or drinking, regardless of vaccination status. Vaccination requirements and testing protocols also extend to artists, crew, and staff.

Series Presenting Sponsor

Series Foundation Sponsor

2021-22 Reopening Sponsor