All yours to enjoy in Chicago — and only at Lyric — "one of the best opera companies in the world." Esquire Magazine
Lyric Opera of Chicago, founded in 1954, is one of the world's greatest opera companies. It is renowned internationally for its artistic excellence and financial strength. Over the past two decades the company has achieved unparalleled success in its ticket sales, averaging 100% attendance from 1988-2002, and more than 90% attendance since that time. Lyric Opera is also distinguished for having operated in the black for 24 of the past 25 years.
Each season Lyric audiences enjoy the world's greatest singers in visually spectacular productions. The 2012/13 nine-opera season starts in October and concludes in late March, offering 68 performances of opera classics and 20th-century repertoire over that time span.
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The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center
Learn more about Lyric's famed professional artist-development program.