Concerts & Special Events

Backstage Tours

Backstage Tours Lyric Opera of Chicago invites you to experience the Civic Opera House beyond the footlights with backstage tours!
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Post-Performance Meet and Greet

Post-Performance Meet and Greet Fans have a chance to meet the stars with Lyric’s post-show Signing Events this season. Stay after the performance or check out the posted time and stop by the Opera House for the event in the lobby.
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Opera Insider Series

Opera Insider Series For each opera of Lyric’s season, music historian and opera expert David Buch hosts a session illuminating the work’s creation, its composer, its musical and dramatic highlights, and its particular magic.
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Expert Panels & Master Classes

Expert Panels & Master Classes Join us at Columbia College Chicago for a multi-day series of Expert Panels and Master Classes presented in conjunction with the Chicago Voices Concert.
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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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No Tenors Allowed

No Tenors Allowed Current baritones and basses from The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center will join esteemed alumnus Christian Van Horn and Ryan Opera Center music director Craig Terry in an unforgettable musical program full of laughter, beautiful singing, and surprises.
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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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Il Volo

Il Volo International superstars Il Volo return to Chicago for their Notte Magica - A Tribute To The Three Tenors Tour on Saturday, March 18!
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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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