Upcoming Events and Lyric News - July 2016

Chicago Voices Sing

Chicago Voices SingChicago Voices 

Chicago Voices is an exciting new Lyric Opera initiative spearheaded by Renée Fleming that celebrates Chicago’s vibrant and diverse vocal music scene. The two-year program invites Chicagoans to take part in events that celebrate the city’s unique vocal heritage, while also encouraging them to tell their own stories through song. Our mobile video van captured more than 200 everyday singers. You can add more to the growing chorus by sharing your video online. Learn how at chicagovoices.org/sing. Keep up with all the latest updates by visiting the Chicago Voices website, by following us on Facebook and Instagram and by signing up for the Chicago Voices mailing list!


Lyric Opera Backstage ToursLyric Opera Backstage Tours July 12, 18, and 28 - Just $15 

New Dates Added for Lyric Public Backstage Tours This Summer

Tourists, students, architecture fans, and arts lovers have been enjoying Lyric’s public backstage tours, launched this season. Given on select weekdays at 10am, these tours offer an introduction to the many areas of Lyric’s behind-the-scenes magic.  New dates have just been announced — experience a glimpse beyond the footlights and book your backstage tour today!


Romeo and Juliet Broadcast on WFMTEnjoy Lyric’s magnificent 61st season again through July 9 on WFMT!

Lyric’s 2015-16 season is yours to enjoy again every Saturday through July 9! The Lyric Opera Broadcasts of the 2015-16 Lyric Opera of Chicago season are being rebroadcast internationally by The WFMT Radio Network and heard locally on 98.7WFMT. They may also be streamed on WFMT.com. The Saturday broadcasts begin at 12 noon CDT. 

View the opera broadcast schedule here.


Opera Bus at Lyric OperaOpera Bus Offers North Shore Transportation for $20

Lyric Opera is pleased to offer luxury motor coach service from Northbrook Court Shopping Mall for weekday matinee performances. Join us and avoid the hassles of traffic and public transportation — plus, ride to the opera with fellow opera lovers!

You can drive to Northbrook Court, park, and let us do the driving to the Civic Opera House and back for just $20 round-trip on the Opera Bus! Arrive in time to enjoy one of Lyric’s onsite restaurants or attend our free pre-opera talk one hour before the performance.

The Opera Bus is currently on sale only to subscribers. Call Lyric’s Audience Services department at 312.827.5600 to purchase bus tickets for your ride to the opera!


Alabama Shakes at Civic Opera HouseUpcoming Concerts at the Civic Opera House

Beyond the opera performances you love, Lyric's Civic Opera House is one of Chicago's premier venues for hosting events (from weddings to corporate meetings) and great concerts of every genre. This summer sees a busy onstage lineup, including Alabama Shakes on July 19 and Joe Rogan on July 22. Later in the year, Pet Shop Boys (November 5) and Straight No Chaser (December 17) will be onstage. Tickets are on sale now — giving you even more reasons to join us at Lyric's Civic Opera House!