Unlikely Pairing, Lasting Implications
Cayenne Harris, Director of Lyric Unlimited, Lyric Opera of Chicago
Sparked by a famous diva's chance encounter at Chicago's famed Second City comedy club, Lyric Opera of Chicago went way out on a limb to collaboratively develop a groundbreaking new performance piece - The Second City Guide to the Opera. What seemed like a mismatched pairing turned out to be the surprise hit of the season with traditional and new audiences alike. As unlikely as this partnership initially seemed, its success has emboldened Lyric Opera to continue to seek new and interesting creative partnerships and collaborations.
This Talk was delivered at the National Innovation Summit for Arts & Culture on October 20, 2013 at the History Colorado Center in Denver, CO. To learn more about the Summit, please visit artsfwd.org/summit.
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