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IUAA Chicago: Night at the Opera - Aida

April 1, 2024 at 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. CST
Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N Wacker Dr, Chicago, Illinois, 60606

Join IUAA Chicago and the Jacobs School of Music for a night of networking and music as we celebrate famous alumna Jamie Barton and renowned professor Russell Thomas, both performing in the Lyric Opera production of Aida.

Jamie Barton is a critically acclaimed mezzo-soprano. She is respected not only for her immense talent and voice but also for her advocacy work lifting up women, queer people, and other marginalized communities. The New York Times calls her "Opera's Nose-Studded Rock Star."

Russell Thomas, Professor of Practice (Voice) at IU is recognized as a "tenor of gorgeously burnished power." He is known for creating vivid character portrayals on the world's most important stages.

Use the link below for 25% savings for the April 1 performance by using Promo Code: IUJACOBS
Link: or Call at 312.827.5600

Register also on this site to join us before and after the show (ticket purchase through Lyric required to enter building):

  • 5:30 p.m. Pre-show reception (drinks and hors d'oeuvres) in the Malott Room on the 2nd floor
  • 7 p.m. Performance of Aida
  • 10 p.m. Post-show champagne toast in the Malott Room (drinks and hors d'oeuvres)


With your ticket purchase and registration, you will receive a drink ticket to use at the pre-show reception.

We hope to see you there as we listen and applaud the amazing IU talent on Lyric Opera's stage!

For any questions contact Michael Cervantes, IUAA interim director of market engagement, at

Masks are now optional in the IU community and encouraged for those who may be more comfortable in public spaces.