Unsung Hero: Wendy McCay

This month we are starting a new feature we are calling “Unsung Hero.” It’s where we take a moment to recognize someone who works in or around LOSA that has gone above and beyond the call of duty in order … Read More -->

Skincare for the Stage Performer

Stage makeup effects are just a part of life for a working stage performer. Modern stage lighting requires the use of many different makeup application techniques. Sometimes, a person can be made to look very old or young, or have … Read More -->

Onstage: A (Very) Brief History of AGMA

Every organization has an origin story, and the American Guild of Musical Artists is no exception.  Our story is that AGMA was created in March of 1936 over a game of golf played by Lawrence Tibbett, Jascha Heifetz, Alma Gluck … 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 -->

Patron Spotlight: Barb and Bob Green

Barbara and Robert Green, of Schaumburg, have subscribed to Lyric Opera of Chicago since 1969.   They began attending the opera before they were married.  They like their seats in the front section of the second balcony, where “we can see … Read More -->

ONSTAGE: Singer’s Health

A common misperception about singers is that all they have to do is open their mouths and beautiful sounds pour out. While there may exist some singers, especially when they are young for whom that is true. For the most … Read More -->

In The Audience: Patron Spotlight

Carl Johnson has been a Lyric Opera of Chicago patron since 1956, and he hasn’t missed a season since. He is pictured above in his Galena, IL studio where he sells his beautiful Representational Art.

Carl was 25 years old … 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 -->

OFFSTAGE: An Afternoon At Gilda’s

Members of LOSA presented a free concert of popular arias, duets and musical theater selections to a very enthusiastic audience at Gilda’s Club, Chicago on Saturday July 14. The audience included members of Gilda’s Club, Chicago and ranged in age … Read More -->