Beyond the Aria

Produced by the Harris Theater, Beyond the Aria pairs internationally celebrated opera singers of Lyric’s mainstage alongside rising stars from The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

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 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.

Beyond the Aria returns in 2020–21 with five performances. Dates and artists TBA.

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