2024|25 Season

Embark on a captivating journey through Lyric Opera's 2024/25 Season, where transcendent voices, powerful storytelling, and grand-scale theatrical spectacle await. Step into the breathtaking Lyric Opera House, a cultural gem that everyone in Chicago should experience and celebrate. Experience timeless stories that tug at the heartstrings and new works that remind us that art is an important way to share the relevant issues of our time. Join a vibrant community of arts lovers, and create unforgettable memories with friends, family, and colleagues. This is your Lyric, and we are so excited to share the new season together.

Individual show tickets for each performance will be available on June 20.

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SEPTEMBER 14 - OCTOBER 6, 2024

Rigoletto

Rigoletto

Giuseppe Verdi brings astounding intensity to the court jester Rigoletto, tragically obsessed with avenging his daughter Gilda’s dishonor. Music Director Enrique Mazzola conducts an outstanding cast including returning baritone Igor Golovatenko and Mane Galoyan and Javier Camarena in their Lyric debuts.

SEPTEMBER 26 - OCTOBER 10, 2024

Fidelio

Fidelio

Enrique Mazzola conducts Beethoven's timeless political thriller in Matthew Ozawa’s production, praised as “transformative… a thoughtful examination of how we strive for the ideals of justice and freedom.” The radiant soprano Elza van den Heever is joined by tenor Russell Thomas and baritone Brian Mulligan.

NOVEMBER 9 - NOVEMBER 30, 2024

The Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro

Servants Figaro and Susanna, along with the Countess, tangle with Count Almaviva in Mozart's rollicking study of human nature, The Marriage of Figaro. An internationally celebrated cast leads this production directed by Chicago legend Barbara Gaines and conducted by Erina Yashima in her Lyric debut.

NOVEMBER 16 - DECEMBER 1, 2024

Blue

Blue

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Blue, by Tony-winning composer Jeanine Tesori and librettist Tazewell Thompson, the poignant tale of a Harlem family shattered by tragedy. The moving production stars bass Kenneth Kellogg and acclaimed artists Zoie Reams and Norman Garrett in this anticipated Chicago premiere.

FEBRUARY 8 - FEBRUARY 16, 2025

Sondra Radvanovsky in Concert: The Puccini Heroines

Sondra Radvanovsky in Concert: The Puccini Heroines

World-renowned soprano Sondra Radvanovsky joins Music Director Enrique Mazzola in a program featuring excerpts from all twelve Puccini operas, revealing Radvanovsky's magnificent voice, stylistic command, and incandescent dramatic powers.

MARCH 15 - APRIL 12, 2025

La Bohème

La Bohème

The ultimate operatic love story, La Bohème at Lyric features a stellar cast, including sopranos Ailyn Pérez and Gabriella Reyes, tenor Pene Pati in his Lyric debut, and vibrant baritone Will Liverman. An unforgettable La Bohème performance awaits.

MARCH 30 - APRIL 11, 2025

The Listeners

The Listeners

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents The Listeners, by the renowned composer/librettist team Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek. This thrilling story of a mysterious hum, a compelling heroine, and a catastrophic spiral is brought to life by a brilliant cast, conducted by Enrique Mazzola and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz.

April 16 & 19, 2025

Lyric in Concert: A Wondrous Sound

Lyric in Concert: A Wondrous Sound

Experience an unforgettable program showcasing thrilling overtures and beloved choral works by Mozart, Puccini, and more. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see the talented artists of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Chorus and Orchestra led by Music Director Enrique Mazzola.

OCTOBER 4, 2024

Patti LuPone: A Life in Notes

Patti LuPone: A Life in Notes

Tony Award winner Patti LuPone makes her Lyric debut in a delightful musical memoir as this legendary talent shares the personal musical touchstones from her life.

Sunday in the Park with Lyric

Sunday, Aug. 25, 2024 at 7PM

Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World

Fall 2024 and Spring 2025

Explore Your Lyric

Saturday, April 26, 2025 11AM - 3PM

Subscribe today to the 2024|25 Season

Subscribe today to the 2024|25 Season

Experience the thrill of world-class performances throughout the season with a package that's perfect for you. We offer a range of options to suit your schedule and budget. Choose a carefully curated fixed package, or create your own!

Lyric’s 2024/25 Season is sponsored by Erika Gross in loving memory of Dietrich Gross, Julie & Roger Baskes, and Invesco QQQ .

Lyric Opera of Chicago thanks its Official Airline, American Airlines, and acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council

Photo credits: Scott Suchman/Wolf Trap Opera, Antoni Bofill/Gran Teatre del Liceu, Dan Rest/Lyric Opera of Chicago, Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera, Michael Pohn/Wiener Staatsoper, Todd Rosenberg/Lyric Opera of Chicago, Scott Suchman/Washington National Opera, Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival, Cedric Angeles, Ken Howard/LA Opera, Michael Cooper/Canadian Opera Company, Evan Zimmerman/Metropolitan Opera, Erik Berg/Oslo Opera House, Douglas Friedman