Beyond the Aria

Beyond the Aria is a performance series produced by Harris Theater in association with Lyric Opera of Chicago, on the Pritzker Pavilion Stage at Millennium Park. 

Beyond the Aria offers audiences a one-night-only experience with some of the greatest operatic talents of our generation in an intimate, “cabaret style” setting on the enclosed stage of the Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park The artists perform a program of their choosing which may include opera, art song, Broadway standards, folk song, jazz, and more, with piano accompaniment by Beyond the Aria’s Artistic Director and pianist Craig Terry. Each program presents a unique opportunity for the artists to perform in duet or trio, and is always a surprise for audiences to experience together.

At café tables and choral risers, patrons will share the stage with acclaimed performers starring in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s current season.