In just one month, the 65th Season kicks off with an original Lyric production of The Barber of Seville — full of artist debuts and returning favorites. But before we return to the opera house, we invite you to join us tonight for a night of music under the stars for our annual Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park  Friday at 7:00 p.m.  Gates open today at 4:30 p.m. for your picnicking pleasure. We hope to see you there.

Then on Saturday join us for the return of “La Divina,” Maria Callas. Experience the seamless melding of state-of-the-art 3D hologram technology, the greatest of Callas's digitally remastered recordings, and the live Lyric Opera Orchestra in a unique, one-night-only concert experience.

This is only the beginning of what is sure to be a spectacular 2019/20 Season and we can't wait to share it with you.

The Great Return: Maria Callas and Lyric Opera

Lyric Lately Blog Feature!

When Callas first arrived at the Lyric Opera House for her American debut in 1954, everyone thought she would be preoccupied with glamour and stardom. However, she was only interested in rehearsal — her first questions were, "Where is the maestro? When do we start work?"

Verdi, Opera’s “Soul Man”

Giuseppe Verdi! When it comes to operas that make the most powerful emotions live onstage, there’s no one like him. When his Luisa Miller makes its eagerly awaited return to Lyric this season, audiences will be overwhelmed by the music – it truly exemplifies Verdi at his best.

The Last Step Toward the RING

The images here will give you the very first look at some of the staging and approach that, until now, had been represented in model form, in drawings, through costume sketches and lighting plots. We’ve had a chance to see it in three dimensions and wanted to share a very special behind-the-scenes glimpse with you.