CHICAGO (CBS) — The worlds of opera and aquariums are getting together for a sublime soundtrack that showcases penguins in their nesting mode.
At Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, the penguins are beginning their annual nest-building cycle. So the Lyric Opera of Chicago is giving them beautiful music to accompany their work.READ MORE: LIVE UPDATES: Protests Follow Release Of Video Of Police Shooting That Killed Adam Toledo
It’s from Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville.” The penguins are seen collecting natural materials like lavender sprigs, grape vines and fig branches to build their nest.READ MORE: What We Know About Officer Eric Stillman, The CPD Officer Who Fired The Shot That Killed Adam Toledo, 13
The Lyric Opera ended its season early and the Shedd Aquarium closed its doors to visitors because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
But it’s business as usual for the Magellanic and rockhopper penguins.MORE NEWS: Protesters Gather Downtown, Outside Chicago FOP Headquarters Following Release Of Video Showing Police Shooting That Killed Adam Toledo
The opera was performed by Adam Plachetka at the Lyric Opera of Chicago to open the 2019/20 season last fall.