September 17. 2021 - October 09. 2021

Upcoming Dates

September 17. 2021 - October 09. 2021

New production Macbeth


Lyric’s riveting season opener is the inaugural production of Music Director Enrique Mazzola's tenure, and a brand-new production from Sir David McVicar. Adapting one of the greatest tragedies written by his hero, Shakespeare, Verdi created a stunning portrait of the most power-hungry couple who ever trod a stage. Macbeth’s bloody ascent to the throne of Scotland — led and supported by his wife’s own consuming ambition — results in disaster for them both. Verdi brings them to blazing life in a score that bristles with energy and endless excitement. Grand-scale arias, hair-raising duets, stupendous ensembles — they’re all here, in the first genuine masterpiece of Verdi’s career.

  • Language: Sung in Italian with projected English texts
  • Running Time: 3 hours with 1 intermission
  • Location: Lyric Opera House

Meet the artists

* Lyric debut
** Ryan Opera Center alumnus

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Lyric is fully committed to the health and safety of our entire family — our audiences, artists, technicians, administrative staff, and all of the communities we serve throughout each season. Though there are still many unknowns around the fall season, we are committed to communicating to you with transparency about our plans for the fall.

Lyric’s new co-production of Verdi’s Macbeth is generously made possible by

Sylvia Neil & Daniel Fischel

Robert & Penelope Steiner Family Foundation

Julie & Roger Baskes

Additional support is provided by Lyric Opera of Chicago's Production Circle.

A co-production of Lyric Opera of Chicago and Canadian Opera Company.