Beyond the Aria

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

Performances will feature internationally celebrated opera singers alongside rising stars from The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, the eminent artist-development program. The artists will perform a repertoire of their choosing, which may include Broadway, American Songbook, Jazz, and more, with accompaniment by pianist Craig Terry, who is the Artistic Director for the Beyond the Aria series and the Music Director for Ryan Opera Center.

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

October 17, 2016, 7:30PM
Eric Owens, bass-baritone,
Piotr Beczala, tenor,
Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi, soprano   
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November 16, 2016, 7:30PM
Renée Fleming, soprano,
Annie Rosen, mezzo-soprano,
Takaoki Onishi, baritone
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January 19, 2017, 7:30PM
Christiane Karg, soprano,
Adam Plachetka, bass-baritone,
Lindsay Metzger, mezzo-soprano
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February 21, 2017, 7:30PM
Russell Thomas, tenor,
Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano,
Patrick Guetti, bass   
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April 26, 2017, 7:30PM
Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano,
Diana Newman, soprano,
Bradley Smoak, bass-baritone
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