March 06, 2019

Save Your Seats for the 2017/18 Season!

Beautiful music. Timeless stories. Thrilling theater. Lyric is ready to inspire you with a new season of great operatic experiences week after week. Join us for a magnificent blend of exciting premieres, new-to-Chicago productions, and classic treasures. Lyric enjoyed sold-out opera performances this season for titles like Les Troyens and Carmen – but right now, it’s not too late to save your seats at the best prices of the year for 2017/18 with a season ticket package. Visit or call 312.827.5600 for personalized customer service!

Highlights of the upcoming season:

Orphée et Eurydice

  • The spectacle you love, in new-to-Chicago productions: Verdi’s classic Rigoletto, Bizet’s exotic The Pearl Fishers, and Puccini’s blockbuster Turandot all take the stage with grand-scale productions premiering in our city.
  •  Music that will draw you to the edge of your seat: Whether it’s the vocal fireworks of Bellini that will be on display in I Puritani, or Mozart’s beautiful melodies in Così fan tutte, the season's operas have a wide array of musical styles to fit your taste.
  • Highly anticipated original productions that you can only experience at Lyric: The journey through Wagner’s Ring cycle continues with Die Walküre; we partner with The Joffrey Ballet for the first time with Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice; and Gounod’s French masterpiece Faust comes to life in an exciting new production designed by groundbreaking artist John Frame.
  • Beyond the main stage season: Lyric Unlimited presents the contemporary chamber opera Fellow Travelers in a limited-time engagement at the Athenaeum Theatre, and a production of the iconic rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar is the latest in our lineup of grand-scale musicals. You may also add a recital by acclaimed tenor Piotr Beczała (specially priced at $20-$50 for subscribers), and join us for a concert celebration of Leonard Bernstein.

Die Walküre

Lyric offers many ways to purchase multiple shows and save, while securing the best seats before they go on sale to the public in July. Here are just a few examples of our packages and perks:


  • A 4-Opera Sampler package that includes Rigoletto, Turandot, Così fan tutte, and Faust starting at just $100.
  • Create Your Own Series options where you choose the titles and dates that best work for you, from as little as $30 per show.
  • The 8-Opera Value Series that allows you to save up to 50% over individual show prices. Attend eight performances on select dates from just $174 – that’s less than $22 per ticket!
  • Custom benefits including free exchanges in case a performance date conflict arises and the opportunity to TradeOne opera that is in your series for one that is not. (See brochure for details.)
  • Priority seating for add-on events, plus additional event invitations, subscriber parking discounts, and priority reservations for dining or the opera bus.
  • Just 25% down secures your seats. With packages from 4 tickets for $100, put just $25 down and pay the balance over 90 days.

Jesus Christ Superstar

Join us for a new season at Lyric, and make the commitment to experience the beauty and power that only opera can provide. Join us today!  Visit or call 312.827.5600.

Photos: Reed Hummell/Nashville Opera, Kiran West/Hamburg Ballet, Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera, Die Walküre costume design by Marie-Jeanne Lecca, Ken Howard/San Diego Opera, Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera, Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera, Faust production design by John Frame/scenic design and rendering by Vita Tzykun, David Jensen/Regent's Park Open Air Theatre