Concerts & Special Events

Backstage Tours

Backstage Tours Lyric Opera of Chicago invites you to experience the Civic Opera House beyond the footlights with backstage tours!
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Lin-Manuel Miranda in Conversation with Chris Jones

Lin-Manuel Miranda in Conversation with Chris Jones In advance of HAMILTON opening in Chicago, the Chicago Humanities Festival and Chicago Tribune welcome Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and Theater Critic Chris Jones for an on-stage conversation.

Friday, Sept. 23 from 6-7pm
Lyric Opera of Chicago
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Chicago Voices Presents: Stories and Songs of Chicago

Chicago Voices Presents: Stories and Songs of Chicago Three unique groups. Countless original stories. Now, in a one-night-only, culminating event, experience the captivating music theater works that our finalists have created over the program's 16-week creative process.

Online reservations are now closed. Day-of tickets will be available at Harris Theater on a first come, first served basis starting at 6:30pm.
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Ryan Opera Center Final Auditions

Ryan Opera Center Final Auditions More than 20 finalists representing the world's finest emerging singers will vie for a spot in next season's 2017/18 Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center Ensemble.
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Opera Insider Series

Opera Insider Series For each opera of Lyric’s season, music historian and opera expert David Buch hosts a session illuminating the work’s creation, its composer, its musical and dramatic highlights, and its particular magic.
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Season Preview Concert

Season Preview Concert The evening will feature both a musical preview of the upcoming 62nd season performed by members of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, and a season overview by Roger Pines, Lyric’s dramaturg.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Concert at 6:30 pm
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Lyric from the Inside

Lyric from the Inside To celebrate the start of our new season, Lyric invites you to explore the inner workings of our world-renowned opera company with behind-the-scenes access, an array of demos and hands-on activities, and a short performance of live opera music.
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Opening Night and Opera Ball

Opening Night and Opera Ball Join us for an unforgettable night of magnificent opera, dining, and dancing!
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Longer! Louder! Wagner! The Second City Wagner Companion

Longer! Louder! Wagner! The Second City Wagner Companion Lyric Opera and The Second City join forces once again to celebrate everyone’s favorite four-day, fifteen-hour opera.
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Halloween Masquerade

Halloween Masquerade Join us for the Lyric Young Professionals' Halloween Masquerade — the operatic, sophisticated new Halloween experience for Chicago young professionals who want to party with a purpose.
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Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys
Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8pm

The Super Tour
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An Afternoon of Chamber Music

An Afternoon of Chamber Music Members of the renowned Lyric Opera Orchestra will perform intimate works inspired by Lyric’s 2016/17 mainstage season.
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Lido

Lido
Lido
Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 at 7pm

General Admission
All Ages

Grand Rice Foyer
Civic Opera House
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Straight No Chaser

Straight No Chaser
Straight No Chaser
Saturday, December 17, 2016
3:00 & 8:00pm

I’LL HAVE ANOTHER…WORLD TOUR
in celebration of the group’s 20th Anniversary

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Chicago Voices Gala Concert

Chicago Voices Gala Concert A unique, eclectic performance that is sure to be one of the highlights of Chicago's cultural season. Join us and celebrate the glory of the human voice in its many sounds and styles.
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Celebrating Plácido

Celebrating Plácido Plácido Domingo is a legend unlike any other opera star, and Lyric Opera is celebrating his unparalleled talents with two performances showcasing his acclaimed artistry.
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Charlie Parker's Yardbird

Charlie Parker's Yardbird 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.
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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.
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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.
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