• Lyric announces new programming

    Lyric is thrilled to present an exciting slate of virtual performance experiences giving you a multitude of ways to continue to make music, opera, and Lyric a part of your life.

  • For the Love of Lyric Concert

    This September, Lyric is excited to present the world premiere of a unique, free virtual concert from the stage of the Lyric Opera House.

  • Double the Impact of Your Support

    Today, for our work to continue, we are asking you to make a financial commitment to Lyric. Make a tax-deductible contribution to our For the Love of Lyric Fund, and your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar, doubling the effect your donation will make in our recovery.

  • An update on Lyric's IDEA values

    Read about the intensified work that Lyric has been doing to further define our ongoing commitment to Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) across our organization. 

  • Lawrence Brownlee and Friends: The Next Chapter

    Lyric's Ryan Opera Center presents a free virtual concert celebrating the depth and breadth of Black artistry, hosted by world-renowned tenor Lawrence Brownlee and featuring former and current members of the Ryan Opera Center.

  • Need music in your life? So do we.

    Visit our blog, Lyric Lately, for a compilation of our favorite content, regularly updated.

  • Lyric cancels fall performances

    UPDATE: Lyric Opera of Chicago’s fall performances are canceled as a result of public health policies related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our 2020/2021 Season

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Through the timeless power of voice, acting that brings characters to life in triumph and tragedy, the splendor of a great orchestra and chorus—coupled with theater, dance, design, and truly magical stagecraft—Lyric transports you to worlds both familiar and unexpected, leaving us all thinking and feeling differently long after the curtain comes down. Don’t miss a moment: secure your place for Lyric’s 2021 Season of grand opera, chamber opera, special events, and musical theater.

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Watch exclusive behind-the-scenes videos, interviews with artists, and trailers for every opera and musical production. Listen to excerpts from your favorite shows and hear informative commentaries on season productions. Read in-depth articles in Lyric Notes, our monthly eNewsletter, and on our blog, Lyric Lately. And browse our program books, with a full synopsis on each show, engaging articles, cast bios, and more.

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Watch & Listen

Watch exclusive behind-the-scenes videos, interviews with artists, and trailers for every opera and musical production. Listen to excerpts from your favorite shows and hear informative commentaries on season productions. Read in-depth articles in Lyric Notes, our monthly eNewsletter, and on our blog, Lyric Lately. And browse our program books, with a full synopsis on each show, engaging articles, cast bios, and more.

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