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Classical opera and kids don't usually go hand in hand. But a new, 70-minute opera adventure created especially for kids ages 5 to 12 aims to introduce the younger set to the joys of live opera at the Lyric. Hosted by famed Chicago actor Ross Lehman-four-time Jeff Award winner with credits including zany Captain Andy in Lyric's Show Boat, Tevye in Marriott Lincolnshire's Fiddler on the Roof, and Mr. Fezziwig in Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol, this new performance gives kids the opportunity to hear the Lyric's celebrated orchestra and singers, including stars Ildebrando D'Archangelo and Marlis Peterson.

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You'll be led through selected songs and scenes from Lyric's mainstage production of Donizetti's Don Pasquale. You'll learn a tune, sing along, and enjoy an interview with the characters. Oh, and you'll also see a set change.

A special printed program for kids and take-home activities will help further learning at home. Parents, this is your chance to enjoy the gilded art-deco opera house and fantastic music, scenery and costumes alongside your kids! To order tickets for this special December 2 performance (2pm) click here, or contact the Lyric's ticket office at 312.332.224Popcorn Pasquale - Blog