Vision

Lyric Opera of Chicago is redefining what it means to experience great opera today

Through artistic excellence coupled with innovative, relevant programming; initiatives to connect with and grow new audiences; engagement with communities to ignite creativity across Chicago; and a modernized Opera House that is the setting for truly great experiences, Lyric is leading the advancement of opera. This collaborative vision will deliver ever more exciting, thought provoking and inclusive audience and community experiences— while increasing the gravitational pull of our art form, our company, and our city.

Guiding principles of our vison

Leading the advancement of opera. Lyric is committed to mobilizing its resources to break the mold—again.

Advancing artistic excellence
Lyric is committed to producing some of the most exciting, artistically excellent, thought-provoking, opera in the world.

Attracting new audiences
Lyric is committed to creating opportunities for new audiences to experience the magic of our artform.

Igniting creativity across Chicago
Lyric is committed to marshalling all the artistic disciplines of opera to engage Chicagoans of all ages and backgrounds from across the city in innovative learning opportunities and artistic creation.

Reflecting Chicago
Lyric is committed to embedding inclusivity, diversity, equity, and access into all facets of its operations.

Training the next generations of artists
Lyric is committed to providing the best training for talented, aspiring stars.

Modernizing and improving our Art Deco Opera House
Lyric is committed to both preserving and enhancing our home to ensure all enjoy great experiences.

Guiding principles of our vison

Leading the advancement of opera. Lyric is committed to mobilizing its resources to break the mold—again.

Advancing artistic excellence
Lyric is committed to producing some of the most exciting, artistically excellent, thought-provoking, opera in the world.

Attracting new audiences
Lyric is committed to creating opportunities for new audiences to experience the magic of our artform.

Igniting creativity across Chicago
Lyric is committed to marshalling all the artistic disciplines of opera to engage Chicagoans of all ages and backgrounds from across the city in innovative learning opportunities and artistic creation.

Reflecting Chicago
Lyric is committed to embedding inclusivity, diversity, equity, and access into all facets of its operations.

Training the next generations of artists
Lyric is committed to providing the best training for talented, aspiring stars.

Modernizing and improving our Art Deco Opera House
Lyric is committed to both preserving and enhancing our home to ensure all enjoy great experiences.

Support our vision

Support our vision

Lyric creates magical moments every time the curtain rises and we do it for you! We are inspired by your love of this multifaceted artform and with your help, we can share the dramatic tales and beautiful music far and wide.

Photos: Parsifal (Dan Rest), The Barber of Seville (Todd Rosenberg)