Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the world's great opera companies. It is renowned internationally for its artistic excellence and financial strength. Founded in 1954, Lyric has always distinguished itself by presenting the finest international singers, conductors, directors, and designers in classic and less-familiar operatic repertoire and in world-premiere productions.

Browse the Lyric Opera of Chicago archives for lists of opera, musical, and recital performances and artists from past seasons.

In 1972 Lyric premiered Pier Luigi Pizza's production of La bohème, the most often-performed production in Lyric history.