• Don Giovanni

    November 14 - December 8

    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.

  • Dead Man Walking

    November 2 - 22

    "Big-picture beautiful, orchestrally rich, and emotionally true"
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "Jake Heggie's evocative score and Terrence McNally's illuminating libretto take us deep into a tragic story in ways that neither a book nor a film can"
    Chicago Tribune

  • Get to know Whitney Morrison.

    How music pushed the Ryan Opera Center alum and Dead Man Walking star to "dream bigger."

  • 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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Gaetano Donizetti

The Three Queens

December 1 - 7, 2019

Lyric favorite Sondra Radvanovsky sings the finales of Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda, and Roberto Devereux in semi-staged performances featuring the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus and artists of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center Ensemble. This magnificent American diva will give Lyric audiences vocal fireworks to remember forever.

 

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Giacomo Puccini

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. We share her joy when he returns, and her utter despair when she realizes that he's married an American woman and has come to take his young son—Cio-Cio-San's child—back with him. Puccini lost his heart to his heroine, and so will you, in music of miraculous beauty and aching, deeply poignant dramatic truth.

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Giacomo Puccini

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. We share her joy when he returns, and her utter despair when she realizes that he's married an American woman and has come to take his young son—Cio-Cio-San's child—back with him. Puccini lost his heart to his heroine, and so will you, in music of miraculous beauty and aching, deeply poignant dramatic truth.

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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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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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