What's On at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Backstage Tours

Backstage Tours Lyric Opera of Chicago invites you to experience the Civic Opera House beyond the footlights with backstage tours!
Learn More


Carmen Opera has plenty of femmes fatales, but there's only one Carmen. Her allure proves spellbinding as she seduces a hapless corporal and then a dashing bullfighter.
Learn More

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.
Learn More

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.
Learn More

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.
Learn More

My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady The charming story of Eliza Doolittle, a young flower seller with a strong Cockney accent, and Professor Henry Higgins, the phonetics professor who believes he can teach her to speak like a proper lady.
Learn More