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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

  • LA BOHÈME by Giacomo Puccini
    October 17-20, January 10-31
    In Italian with projected English translations
    New to Chicago production 
     
  • IDOMENEO by WA Mozart
    October 18-November 2
    Sung in English with projected English text
    New to Chicago production
     
  • SIEGFRIED by Richard Wagner
    November 3-16
    Sung in German with projected English translations
    New Production
     
  • IL TROVATORE by Giuseppe Verdi
    November 17-December 9

    Sung in Italian with projected English translations

     
  • CENDRILLON (CINDERELLA) by Jules Massenet
     December 1-8, January 11-20

    Sung in French with projected English translations
    Lyric Premiere & New-to-Chicago Production
     
  • ELEKTRA by Richard Strauss
    ​February 2-22,

    Sung in German with projected English translations
     
  • LA TRAVIATA by Giuseppe Verdi 
    February 16-24, March 1-22
    Sung in Italian with projected English translations
     
  • ARIODANTE by GF Handel 
    March 2-17 
    Sung in Italian with projected English translations 
    Lyric premiere and new co-production
     
  • AN AMERICAN DREAM by Jack Perla and Jessica Murphy Moo
    March 15-17  
    Sung in English 
    Lyric premiere & new production
     
  • WEST SIDE STORY by Bernstein and Sondheim
    May 3-31, June 1-2  
    Lyric premiere and new co-production
     

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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