Lyric Opera subscriptions

Make Lyric a part of your life

The excitement of attending world-class performances can be yours all season long, and Lyric is here to help you create the perfect package experience. 

There are so many ways to attend — whether it’s after a work day, on the weekend, or in the afternoon, we have seats that match every schedule and budget!

Subscribe to a fixed package

Choose your own package

Ways to subscribe

Join the Lyric family and get special benefits along with the best prices of the season, including priority access, event invitations, and more.

Lyric performances touch our lives, tell unforgettable stories, and provide truly unique experiences. Be part of the excitement of live art unfolding. Subscribe today.

Create Your Own Series (CYO)

As the title says, you'll be able to choose any title, any date, and any seat in the house and put together your own dream package of three or more performances — and still save up to 25% off purchasing individual shows.

Putting together a custom CYO package is easy:

  • Choose 3 or more shows and dates

  • Choose the seating area you’d like for each performance. Mix and match as you wish!

  • Attend and enjoy!

Create your own series

Fixed-date series

Our fixed-date packages offer the greatest savings! Choose from pre-selected series featuring a curated selection of shows and attend on the same day of the week or a range of days for all of your performances.

These fixed-date series offer:

  • Our very best discounts

  • Fee-free exchanges completed up to five days before your performance date

  • The option to trade one opera in your series for an opera that is not (fees apply)

  • Priority seating — our fixed-date subscribers have access to the best seats in the house, and priority renewal

Worried about date conflicts?

No problem, subscribers have free exchanges as long as they are completed five days before your performance date. For those with fewer than 6 operas in your series, you may also trade one show that is in your series for one that is not through TRADEONE™.

Choose your fixed package

Fixed-date series

Our fixed-date packages offer the greatest savings! Choose from pre-selected series featuring a curated selection of shows and attend on the same day of the week or a range of days for all of your performances.

These fixed-date series offer:

  • Our very best discounts

  • Fee-free exchanges completed up to five days before your performance date

  • The option to trade one opera in your series for an opera that is not (fees apply)

  • Priority seating — our fixed-date subscribers have access to the best seats in the house, and priority renewal

Worried about date conflicts?

No problem, subscribers have free exchanges as long as they are completed five days before your performance date. For those with fewer than 6 operas in your series, you may also trade one show that is in your series for one that is not through TRADEONE™.

Choose your fixed package

Explore the season

With two newly-commissioned world premieres, three premieres of works never before seen on Lyric's stage, and a host of classic favorites returning, plus a star-studded lineup of acclaimed artists delivering inspiring performances, Lyric's 2022/23 Season will move you and remind you that there's nothing like experiencing a live performance! We invite you to explore the season and the many ways to make Lyric a part of your life.

Explore the season

Upcoming performances

Lyric Opera's Season is presented by

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

Production photos: Lynn Lane/Houston Grand Opera, Dan Rest/Lyric Opera of Chicago, Iko Freese/Komische Oper Berlin
Audience photos: Todd Rosenberg, Kyle Flubacker, Jaclyn Simpson, Dan Rest
Other photos: Darris Lee Harris