Growing Up Backstage: Part One

Sitting backstage in the dressing room during an evening performance, you will often hear the mothers in our chorus talking with their children via Skype or Facetime or just on a phone call telling their children good night or reminding … Read More -->

Center Stage With: Peggy Stenger

In an opera production, every person has a role. Opera simply does not and cannot happen without everyone involved and goes way beyond the principal artists. Without our stage management team, we would all be completely lost! They give us … Read More -->

Center Stage With: Ken Nichols

Thank goodness for the teachers out there in the world. In Ken’s case, his 9th grade teacher convinced him he should do something with his talent. Also, luckily for Ken, he had a great high school choir teacher that … Read More -->

Center Stage With: Scott Holmes

This month we decided to change the pace a bit and interview a former chorister from Lyric Opera. Scott Holmes was a chorister at Lyric for 44 years and has always fascinated me as an individual. He has one of … Read More -->

Center Stage With: Ron Watkins

Special thanks to Ken Donovan, Tyler Lee and Sherry Watkins

There are not many artists out there that possess all the wonderful qualities, skills and talent as our Center Stage artist this month Ron Watkins. Watkins is blessed with an … Read More -->

Center Stage With: Jo Lampert

Jo Lampert is portraying the role of Mary Magdalene in “Jesus Christ Superstar” at Lyric Opera of Chicago and has taken the time to answer a few questions about her career, life, performance rituals, hobbies and upcoming performance projects. “Jesus … Read More -->