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LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

Immortal music. Mesmerizing spectacle. Celebrated musicians. And the finest opera singers of our time.

Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 N Wacker Dr 
(312) 827-5600  

Lyric OperaRecognized around the world as one of today's most accomplished opera companies, the esteemed Lyric Opera of Chicago wows audiences with its world-class performers and performances, assisted by celebrated soprano Renée Fleming (pictured below), who serves as the Lyric's creative consultant.

The Civic Opera House itself was designed as a massive "throne" facing the Chicago River, and blends Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles to create the quintessence of opulence. Not only is this one of the city's best-loved historic landmarks, but it is also the second largest opera house in the country.

2018/2019 Season

  • COSI FAN TUTTE by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    February 17 – March 16, 2018
    Sung in Italian with projected English translations
     
  • FAUST by Charles Gounod
    March 3 – 21, 2018
    Sung in French with projected English translations
    New Production
     
  • FELLOW TRAVELERS an opera by Gregory Spears, libretto by Greg Pierce
    March 17 – 25, 2018
    Sung in English with projected English text
    Chicago Premiere
    Performed at the Athenaeum Theatre
     
  • JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice
    April 27 – May 20, 2018
    Lyric Premiere and New-to-Chicago Production
     
  • ORPHEE ET EURYDICE by Christoph Willibald Gluck
    September 23 – October 15, 2018
    Sung in French with projected English translations
    Featuring Joffrey Ballet, Chicago
    New Production
     
  • RIGOLETTO by Giuseppe Verdi
    October 7 – November 3, 2018
    Sung in Italian with projected English translations
    New-to-Chicago Production
  • IDOMENEO by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    October 13 – November 2, 2018
    Sung in Italian with projected English translations
    New-to-Chicago Production

  • SIEGFRIED by Richard Wagner
    November 3-16, 2018
    Sung in German with projected English translations
    New Production

  • IL TROVATORE by Giuseppe Verdi
    November 17, 2018 - December 9, 2019

    Sung in Italian with projected English translations
  • CENDRILLON by Jules Massenet
    December 1, 2018 - January 20, 2019

    Sung in French with projected English translations
    Lyric Premiere & New-to-Chicago Production

  • ELEKTRA by Richard Strauss
    ​February 2-22, 2019

    Sung in German with projected English translations

Special Events

The Lyric's pre-opera lectures and exclusive backstage tours are additional ways to delve into the world of opera in Chicago. What's more, a number of special engagements showcase this centuries-old art form in ways like never before.

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