Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2018/19 Season



OPERA IS MAGICAL.

It enraptures our eyes and ears with a beauty, a power, and a splendor that can’t be duplicated anywhere else.



This season you can enjoy the best in opera at Lyric, with longtime company favorites as well as four Lyric premieres. From an unforgettable new production of La bohème and the thrilling new Siegfried to the long-awaited return of Idomeneo and our first-ever Ariodante, this opera season will be exciting, moving, and entertaining.

We pride ourselves on bringing you diverse programming, and the 2018/19 Season is no exception. Verdi and Puccini in all their passion, elegant Handel and Mozart, romantic Massenet, mighty Strauss and Wagner—there’s no end to the riches that will make this season one to remember.

Join us for both our eight mainstage opera productions, and a masterwork of American musical theater that our audiences have longed to see at Lyric—Bernstein and Sondheim’s incomparable West Side Story. And don’t miss our much-anticipated Chicago premiere at the Harris Theater of An American Dream by one of the most dazzlingly imaginative American opera composers, Jack Perla.

We’ll also present special events featuring two of the most glorious sopranos in the world: Anna Netrebko in recital and Lyric’s creative consultant, Renée Fleming, in a special gala concert celebrating the 25th anniversary of her Lyric debut.

All of us at Lyric look forward to welcoming you to our performances throughout the year. Here’s to an unforgettable 2018/19 Season!


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La bohème

La bohème
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Idomeneo

Idomeneo
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Siegfried

Siegfried
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Il trovatore

Il trovatore
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Cendrillon

Cendrillon
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Elektra

Elektra
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La traviata

La traviata
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Ariodante

Ariodante
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West Side Story

West Side Story
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An American Dream

An American Dream
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Anna Netrebko in Recital

Anna Netrebko in Recital
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Renée Fleming 25th Anniversary Concert & Gala

Renée Fleming 25th Anniversary Concert & Gala
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