• Luisa Miller

    October 12 - 31, 2019

    "Impeccably sung by a strong cast."
    Chicago Tribune

    "Powerfully sung...a high-energy performance."
    Chicago Sun-Times

     

  • The Barber of Seville

    September 28 – October 27


    "Wickedly funny, elegantly sung, cleverly directed."
    Chicago Tribune

    "Hearts were soaring both onstage and in the audience."
    Chicago Sun-Times

  • Halloween Masquerade 2019

    October 26, 2019

    Don't miss the annual event benefiting the emerging operatic talent of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center Saturday.

  • 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.

Our 2019/20 Season

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Don Giovanni

November 14 - December 8, 2019

The seducer. The philanderer. The libertine who takes what he wants and lives only for his own pleasure. All three are Don Giovanni, antihero in Mozart's drama of lust and revenge. 

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Don Giovanni

November 14 - December 8, 2019

The seducer. The philanderer. The libertine who takes what he wants and lives only for his own pleasure. All three are Don Giovanni, antihero in Mozart's drama of lust and revenge. 

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Jake Heggie & Terrence McNally

Dead Man Walking

November 2 - 22, 2019

A young couple is brutally killed, and the convicted murderer, Joseph De Rocher, sits on death row. Sister Helen Prejean agrees to be his spiritual adviser. As she meets his family, and the families of his victims, she begins questioning every attitude she has about how human beings treat each other. 

 

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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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Dine at Lyric

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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