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.
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 312.332.224