Chicago Lyric Opera


One of Lyric’s Ryan Opera Center sub pages


An inner Production Rentals page


A main Production Rentals page


Sitecore, Analytics, SEO, Content Administration, Content Creation, UX

I was under contract with the Lyric Opera of Chicago for 14 months, during which I helped the IT department finish creating areas of the website that hadn’t been developed by their partner development company when the new site was created in 2015.

I specifically worked on the Ryan Opera Center of the site, Lyric’s apprenticeship program, which is only one of 3 such programs in the country. It was especially important that this area get developed, and developed well, because Patrick and Shirley Ryan donated the money for the site to be redone.

Several key components on the site hadn’t been completed when the allocated funds for the site ran out.

I worked directly with the development company (Bluetube) to test the site and make sure everything was working properly.

In the 14 months I worked at Lyric, I developed the Ryan Opera Center and used the templates I developed for that and applied them to the Development section of the site (Donations) and the Community Outreach areas.

In addition, I wrote monthly status reports on the website’s development and activity that were submitted for accountability and transparency to the Ryans.


  • Client Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Date May 25, 2017
  • Tags Websites
  • URL View Project