• Madama Butterfly

    February 6 - March 8, 2020

    An enchanting geisha, Cio-Cio-San, loses her heart to an American naval lieutenant and marries him. After he leaves Japan, she waits three long years for his return. 

  • The Queen of Spades

    February 15 - March 1, 2020

    Tchaikovsky’s broodingly romantic thriller is a tour de force for a great tenor.

  • Bring magic, music, and memories to life.

    The soul-stirring performances you experience at Lyric are made possible each year by the generosity of thousands of loyal patrons just like you.

  • The Ring Cycle

    Now On Sale

    Join us for an extraordinary story told over the journey of four operas. Together, they comprise Wagner's magnificent Ring cycle, one of the greatest musical achievements in Western culture and an immersive operatic adventure that every opera lover should experience.

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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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Backstage Tours

Lyric Opera of Chicago invites you to experience the Lyric Opera House beyond the footlights with backstage tours! See the inside of the art-deco Ardis Krainik Theatre, enjoy an up-close-and-personal view of the orchestra pit where the acclaimed Lyric Orchestra plays, and then journey on to backstage destinations where you’ll learn about the vast array of skilled professionals who bring operatic stagecraft to life.

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Make your afternoon or evening out even more delicious with Lyric's on-site restaurants and dining options. Whether you're a regular at one of our restaurants, or have yet to join us for a meal, you're invited to experience dining at Lyric for yourself.

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