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Lyric 101: Dos and Don'ts

Posted 9/22/2017

Lyric 101: Dos and Don'ts 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...

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Lyric 101: What to Wear to the Opera

Posted 9/21/2017

Lyric 101: What to Wear to the Opera 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,...

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Lyric 101: Getting Around

Posted 9/20/2017

Lyric 101: Getting Around 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....

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A Romantic Night at the Opera

Posted 9/8/2017

A Romantic Night at the Opera Looking for a romantic date night? Look no further! Though operatic tales of love don’t always end well, Lyric’s 2017/18 season features several couples who live happily ever after. Kicking off the season on September 23rd is Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice; the story of a man who goes to great lengths — all the way to the Hades — to reclaim his lost love. When Orpheus’ wife, Eurydice, tragically dies, Cupid appears and offers him the chance to bring her back to life under one condition: he is now allowed to look at her on their journey from the Underworld. Orpheus, however, breaks his promise to Cupid, turning around at...

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