2017/18 Season Subscriptions are Now On Sale

2017-2018 Opera Series Subscriptions to Lyric Opera of Chicago
Save up to 50% off individual ticket prices when you subscribe, plus get priority access and additional discounts on 2017/2018 special concerts and events including Jesus Christ Superstar, Fellow Travelers, Piotr BeczaƂa in Recital, Celebrating 100 Years of Bernstein, and more! Create Your Own Series and choose each opera, date, and seating section that you'd like in your package. 

Create Your Own Series

ANY title. ANY date. ANY price zone. YOU decide what suits your taste and schedule! Create your own series and choose the performances (operas or special events), dates, and seating areas you want. You can mix and match your dates and seating zones as you wish!


Season Brochure

View Lyric's 2017/2018 season brochure for series pricing, season calendar, and more!


Need more flexibility?

We’re happy to customize a 2017/18 package that’s just right for you! Call 312.827.5600 today.

Lyric Opera 2017 2018 Season Calendar

The ultimate in flexibility,

allow you to choose your operas and your dates. You can even mix and match sections of the house, because your seats vary from show to show. (Don’t worry—you still get free exchanges as long as they are done 5 days before the performance!)

Choose Your Own Series Example
RACHEL loves classic titles, so she chooses:

2 tickets in the first balcony to take friends along to RigolettoThe Pearl Fishers, and Faust.
2 Main Floor Prime seats to Turandot to take her mom for a special evening together.
And adds on an extra 2 tickets at her 10% subscriber discount for Rigoletto and looks forward to making it a group outing!

KATE loves romantic opera “date nights” with her husband, so she chooses:

A combination of Friday and Saturday evening dates for Orphée et Eurydice, The Pearl Fishers, Turandot, I PuritaniCosì fan tutte, and Faust. She writes the dates on both of their calendars so that they can plan around them and enjoy special evenings together.
Choose Your Own Opera Series at Lyric Opera of Chicago
ROB likes rarely-performed works that he hasn’t seen before, so he chooses:

1 ticket on the Main Floor to Orphée et Eurydice and Die Walküre, which he’s been eager to see.
1 ticket in the First Balcony for Turandot to enjoy a more expansive view of the stage.
And he decides to sample The Pearl Fishers and I Puritani with with one ticket for each in the Upper Balcony.

JACK loves taking clients to the opera all season long, so he chooses 

Sunday matinees for every title in the season, choosing 4 box seats for each date.

There are limitless ways to Create Your Own series. You save over single ticket prices, and you commit to giving yourself great music and theater throughout the year.

Want help creating your series?
Our Audience Services representatives are standing by at 312-827-5600 to help you build a series that matches your schedule and musical tastes!


Benefits & Beyond

When you join the Lyric family, you don’t just get the best prices of the season. Become part of our vibrant community of music lovers and enjoy special perks and opportunities to enhance your experience.

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Free Pre-Opera Talks

Perfect for newcomers, opera aficionados, and anyone in between, our free pre-opera talks provide an engaging overview of the opera. Learn about the fascinating background of each production, including the opera’s music, characters, composer, and historical context from a music expert. You and your guests may arrive one hour before curtain time and enjoy a free, 30-minute pre-opera talk right in the opera house. Excludes Opening Night.

Invitations to Exclusive Events

You’ll be invited to exclusive events throughout the season, including new subscriber invitations to Lyric Uncorked, a casual event that offers behind-the-scenes information about our operas, a visit with artists, and refreshments.

First in Line

All subscribers get the best seats before tickets go on sale to the general public and early access to special events. If you love your seats, you’ll be first in line to reserve them for seasons to come.

Special Prices

Subscribers save 10% on any additional opera and musical tickets all season long! Purchase an 8-opera series and unlock 25% savings on additional tickets with your subscription order online or by phone through April 1. Don’t forget—we also offer children’s prices at $20-$50, and will arrange your subscription seats so that you’ll all sit together.

Subscription to Lyric Notes

Receive Lyric’s monthly e-newsletter, full of opera previews and behind-the-scenes features.
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...Worry Less!

No Exchange Fees

Can’t make one of your shows? Exchanges are free for subscribers up to five days before a performance. Fees apply to exchanges that include an upgrade in seating section or date. Value Dates can only be exchanged for other Value Dates.


Subscribers to fixed 4-, 5-, or 6-opera series may trade one opera in their lineup for one that is not. Just let us know which opera you want to trade at the time of your order or when you receive your tickets. Fees apply.

Easy Payment Plans

Just 25% down secures your series with no additional processing or handling fees. You can even call us to create a custom payment plan that works for you!

Drink and Dine at Lyric

The pleasure and comfort of dining right at the Civic Opera House are yours with two unique restaurants offering marvelous food created by Calihan Catering. Lyric also offers concessions and coat check services on every floor.

Discounted Parking

Lyric subscribers enjoy a special low rate starting at $12 at The Poetry Garage. Offer valid weeknights 3pm-3am and up to 12 hours on weekends. Not valid for weekday matinees.