About Lyric Opera of Chicago

Transformational experiences, a vision, and a community like no other

Lyric Opera of Chicago amazes, inspires, and engages audiences with powerful live performances that resonate long after the curtain falls. 

We strive to advance artistic excellence, to attract new audiences, to engage and inspire diverse communities with the power of opera and compelling storytelling—and to increase the gravitational pull of our art form, our company, and our city.

Committed to a vibrant future for opera

As part of the Lyric family, you are connected to one of Chicago’s preeminent, nonprofit cultural institutions.

Beyond great performances, and beyond the boundaries that often define opera companies, Lyric ignites creativity across Chicago. Through innovative learning opportunities, creative exploration, and artistic creation and collaboration, Lyric, with your support, encourages tens of thousands of students, educators, and families from neighborhoods across the city to share their voices and embrace the joy, power, and relevance of opera as a catalyst for growth and change.

Lyric Opera House: an architectural gem

Lyric Opera House: an architectural gem

The Lyric Opera House has been a cornerstone of Chicago's cultural landscape for generations. 

Lyric Opera is proud to be a member company of OPERA America

Photo: Kyle Flubacker