March 09. 2024 - April 07. 2024

Upcoming Dates

March 09. 2024 - April 07. 2024

New-to-Chicago production Aida

Giuseppe Verdi

Opera at its grandest! While Aida delights audiences with its visual splendor, it also captivates them with a score ranging from exquisitely intimate arias to deeply dramatic duets and trios, and the most thrilling choruses Verdi ever composed. Aida presents a riveting love triangle, which unfolds in an alluring Egyptian setting. At Lyric Opera of Chicago, each of the five principal artists boasts not only a sumptuously beautiful voice, but also the charismatic presence to bring these characters vividly to life. Conducting Francesca Zambello’s striking production will be Music Director Enrique Mazzola, acknowledged internationally as an exceptionally authoritative Verdian.

  • Language: Sung in Italian with projected English titles
  • Running Time: 3 hours, including 1 intermission
  • Location: Lyric Opera House
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Lyric’s presentation of Verdi’s Aida is generously made possible by an Anonymous Donor, The Julius Frankel Foundation Mr. and Mrs. William C. Vance, Liz Stiffel, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, and ITW.

Maestro Enrique Mazzola is generously sponsored by Alice & John Butler, H. Gael Neeson, Sylvia Neil & Daniel Fischel, and the Robert and Penelope Steiner Family Foundation as members of the Enrique Circle.






* Lyric debut

A co-production of San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera, Seattle Opera, and Minnesota Opera.

Header image: Edward Wilensky/San Diego Opera