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Lyric 101: Dos and Don'ts

Posted 9/22/2017

Here’s a short list of do’s and don’ts to make your Lyric Opera experience one to remember... Do: Come in with an open mind. Immerse yourself in the world created onstage, a world where dragons are real and true love can conquer everything — even death. Bring friends. Be a Lyric ambassador by sharing your love of opera with the ones you love. Who knows, you may just get a permanent opera buddy out of it! We recommend starting with Turandot and easing them into Wagner. Get to the opera house early. In addition to attending the pre-opera talk, getting to Lyric early gives you time to relax and beat the rush. Take your time finding your seat and ordering...

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Lyric 101: What to Wear to the Opera

Posted 9/21/2017

One of the most common questions we receive here at Lyric is “How should I dress?” Fortunately for you, we’ve compiled this handy list of frequently asked questions and answers so you’ll know exactly what to wear on your next outing to Lyric! via GIPHY Do I have to wear a tux/ball gown? Oftentimes, when people picture a night at the opera they picture ball gowns, top hats, diamonds, and fur coats — not always easy when you’re coming from the office or hopping off the train. Fortunately, nowadays, this isn’t the case. A night at the opera can be as casual or as dressy as you like! On most nights at Lyric, you’ll see everything from denim...

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Lyric 101: Getting Around

Posted 9/20/2017

Situated on the Chicago River, the Lyric Opera House is just as beautiful as the operas that take place on its stage. However, it’s easy to understand how someone can feel overwhelmed during their first visit. That’s why we’ve created this handy beginner’s guide to help you get around! Lyric Opera of Chicago has called this historic building home since 1954. Its elaborate design reflects the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles that were popular at the time of its construction. The 3,563-seat auditorium features impeccable sightlines, with no obstructed views of the largest stage in the city of Chicago. Upon walking into the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Grand Foyer, guests...

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