Lyric News, Events & Offers for July 2017

Lyric Notes Upcoming Events

Encore Broadcasts of Lyric’s Season Continue 

Saturdays at Noon CDT 

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s encore broadcasts of the 2016/17 season continue to air nationally and internationally via The WFMT Radio Network and locally on 98.7WFMT. The opera broadcasts may also be streamed on Lyric’s dramaturg Roger Pines and WFMT’s Lisa Flynn host the performance broadcasts of the 2016/17 season starting at noon CDT on the following Saturdays:  

Carmen/ Bizet: July 1 
Eugene Onegin/ Tchaikovsky: July 8 
Don Giovanni/ Mozart: July 15  (archival rebroadcast from 2014/15) 
Tannhäuser/ Wagner: July 22  (archival rebroadcast from 2014/15)


Box Office Summer Hours 

Visit us during our summer hours to purchase your tickets to the 2017/18 season. Just missed us? Don’t worry, you can still purchase your tickets online
Box Office: Lyric Opera House 
Monday - Friday 
Audience Services: Ticketing Department 
20 N. Wacker, Suite 840
Monday- Friday

Lyric Opera of Chicago Box Office Hours

Keep up with Chicago Voices

Lyric Unlimited’s groundbreaking Chicago Voices initiative has a packed summer schedule! From student songwriting workshops to the Community Created Performances program, Lyric's halls are buzzing with exciting and innovative community activities. Stay in the loop with Chicago Voices by following @ChicagoVoices on Facebook and Instagram and by checking out the Community Created Performances blog here.

Community Created Performances

Step Behind the Footlights with a Backstage Tour 

This summer, tourists, students, architecture fans, and arts lovers shouldn’t miss the experience of a public backstage tour of the Lyric Opera House. 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 been announced through next spring — experience a glimpse beyond the footlights and book your backstage tour today!

My Fair Lady at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Ask Roger

“Where can I find the best recording of La Bohème?” 
“What is the Ryan Opera Center?” 
“What makes opera different from a musical?” 

Just Ask Roger! Roger Pines — Lyric's dramaturg and resident opera answer man — is here to help. Submit your opera questions to or tweet #LyricRoger.

Backstage Tours at Lyric Opera

Yoga at the Opera

Wed, July 26, 2017
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM CDT

Join Lyric Opera and CorePower Yoga West Loop on a yoga journey inside the beautiful Lyric Opera House! Summer is a time for celebration, friends and fun...grab your tribe and join us for a soulful, celebratory flow!

Once a month, CPY's Stacey Caron and Marissa Khalaf lead a one-hour yoga class right in the heart of the Loop. The stunning setting of the Lyric Opera House is an epic place to breathe, move, and explore your yoga practice outside of the studio walls. We cannot wait to have you!

Please bring a mat, towel, water, workout clothes, and an open heart.

Reserve Your Space Here

Yoga at the Opera

Bring Your Dog to Work Day!

On June 23, Lyric participated in National Bring Your Dog To Work Day. Visit Lyric’s facebook page to see all the fun our staff had meeting each other's furry family members.

Bring Your Dog to Work Day at Lyric Opera of Chicago