Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2016/17 Season

Lyric Opera of Chicago 2016/17 Opera Season


Vibrant. Larger than life. Brimming with spectacle and sublime music. Packed with new ways to welcome you to our family. Poised to provide you with thrilling and unforgettable performances at one of America’s most beautiful theaters. That is Lyric’s 2016/17 Season. Lyric has something wondrous in store for music lovers at every point on the spectrum. From the monumental — with the launch of a new Ring cycle and the company premiere of the epic Les Troyens — to the treasured, with classics like Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Bizet’s Carmen — take the journey with us. This season, there are more ways than ever to join us at Lyric with special events including our annual Broadway musical, My Fair Lady, one-night-only concerts and recitals, and unique programming from Lyric Unlimited. Don’t let this season slip by without experiencing the magic of a performance at Lyric.


Das Rheingold

Das Rheingold Immerse yourself in thrilling drama and music of vast proportions during the first of four new Ring productions from world-renowned director David Pountney.
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Longer! Louder! Wagner! The Second City Wagner Companion

Longer! Louder! Wagner! The Second City Wagner Companion Lyric Opera and The Second City join forces once again to celebrate everyone’s favorite four-day, fifteen-hour opera.
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Lucia di Lammermoor

Lucia di Lammermoor The most famous of all bel canto operas, you'll be transfixed by the passion of the heroine and her lover Edgardo.
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An Afternoon of Chamber Music

An Afternoon of Chamber Music Members of the renowned Lyric Opera Orchestra will perform intimate works inspired by Lyric’s 2016/17 mainstage season.
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Les Troyens (The Trojans)

Les Troyens (The Trojans) The drama of the Trojan War, replete with heroes and tragedy, vividly comes to life in French opera's most astounding work.
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Don Quichotte

Don Quichotte The story of an eccentric idealist and self-proclaimed knight errant who tilts at windmills and fights for the honor of his lady Dulcinée.
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The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)

The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) Join us for this operatic fairytale as Prince Tamino strives for the hand of Pamina, accompanied by his lovable sidekick Papageno.
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Chicago Voices Gala Concert

Chicago Voices Gala Concert A unique, eclectic performance that is sure to be one of the highlights of Chicago's cultural season. Join us and celebrate the glory of the human voice in its many sounds and styles.
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Norma This timeless story of love betrayed runs the gamut of emotions from loyalty and love to jealousy, revenge, and redemption.
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Celebrating Plácido

Celebrating Plácido Plácido Domingo is a legend unlike any other opera star, and Lyric Opera is celebrating his unparalleled talents with a one-night-only performance showcasing his acclaimed artistry.
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Eugene Onegin

Eugene Onegin Intensely passionate drama set to some of opera's most sweeping, soulful, and heartstoppingly beautiful music.
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Carmen Opera has plenty of femmes fatales, but there's only one Carmen. Her allure proves spellbinding as she seduces a hapless corporal and then a dashing bullfighter.
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Charlie Parker's Yardbird - A Chamber Opera

Charlie Parker's Yardbird - A Chamber Opera In that empty twilight between life and death, tortured jazzman Charlie Parker composes his final masterpiece, revisiting the inspirations, demons, and women who fueled his creative genius. Performed at the Harris Theater.
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Lawrence Brownlee & Eric Owens in Recital

Lawrence Brownlee & Eric Owens in Recital Two of the most dynamic artists of our day come come together for a single performance at Lyric Opera displaying their consummate artistry, and exciting range of repertoire.
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Itzhak Perlman

Itzhak Perlman This reigning virtuoso of the violin in his only Chicago appearance of the 2016/17 Season. Accompanied by pianist Rohan De Silva.
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My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady The charming story of Eliza Doolittle, a young flower seller with a strong Cockney accent, and Professor Henry Higgins, the phonetics professor who believes he can teach her to speak like a proper lady.
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