• 2020/21 Season Announced

    Lyric performances touch our lives, tell unforgettable stories, and provide truly unique experiences. Be part of the excitement of live art unfolding.

  • 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 psychological thriller will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

  • 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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Our 2020/2021 Season

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September 17 - October 10, 2020

Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci

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September 27 - October 9, 2020

Lessons in Love and Violence

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At Lyric, you’re enthralled, replenished, and
inspired by must-see, must-hear live performances.

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 2020/21 Season of grand opera, chamber opera, special events, and musical theater.

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As a nonprofit performing arts organization, Lyric relies on charitable contributions from individuals and organizations to put breathtaking productions on our stage, bring amazing music to our communities, and give grand opera a lasting place in the hearts of Chicagoans.

Make a gift today and you’ll enjoy your next Lyric performance even more knowing that your generosity made it all possible. Thank you!

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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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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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