The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center prepares emerging singers and apprentice coaches for careers in opera by providing unique, comprehensive training.
Established in 1974 as the professional artist-development program for Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Ryan Opera Center has been recognized as one of the premier programs of its kind in the world for more than four decades. That standing is maintained by providing the finest up-and-coming singers and pianists with unparalleled training and experience.
The program is administered by Director Dan Novak, Music Director Craig Terry, Director of Vocal Studies Julia Faulkner, and Advisor Renée Fleming.
See below for our full history and meet the people who make it all happen.
Please direct all inquiries to Emma Scherer, Ryan Opera Center Associate at 312.827.3510
The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center is now accepting applications from singers and pianists for the 2020/21 Ensemble. Click here for complete audition information. Applications are free and must be submitted via YAP Tracker. If you do not have a YAP Tracker account, register for free at www.yaptracker.com.
The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center is supported by: