Enhance your Experience at Lyric!

Whether you're a life-long aficionado or a first-time opera goer, Lyric offers a growing number of introduction and enrichment experiences to choose from. These unique initiatives enable Lyric to more deeply engage its patrons while providing new audiences an opportunity to explore the world of opera.

Want to know more about opera? See below on how you make your experience at Lyric truly unforgettable! 

Backstage Tours

Lyric Opera of Chicago invites you to experience the Lyric Opera House beyond the footlights with backstage tours!

Talks, Tours and Events [Opera Insider fifty-fifty]

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.

Talks, Tours and Events [Opera Insider fifty-fifty]

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.

Opera Insider Sessions

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.

Lyric Uncorked

Join us for Lyric Uncorked: casual, after-work, wine-and-cheese-fueled, 60-minute talk and discussion sessions with the opera professionals who make it happen. Enjoy the opportunity to socialize with people like you who are excited about opera.

Pre-Opera Talks

Free pre-opera talks are offered before every performance of every opera in the mainstage season to enhance the opera-going experience.

Senior Matinee

Each season's Senior Matinee enables Chicago seniors to attend a selected Lyric Opera dress rehearsal at no cost. The Senior Matinee for 2019/20 is Verdi's Luisa Miller on October 8, 2019.