• 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.

  • For the Love of Lyric Concert

    September 13, 2020

    September has always meant the opening of a new season at Lyric, and though we can't be together for live performances this fall, Lyric is excited to present a 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.

  • 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.

  • A message of support

    We pledge our commitment to listening, learning, and using our platform to help eradicate racism.

  • 2021 Season

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

Our 2020/2021 Season

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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 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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