Total running time: 3 hours with one intermission
The Lyric Opera House doors open one and a half hours before the start of every performance. Lyric Opera performances begin promptly at the published times. We realize situations arise that can delay your arrival and we will try to accommodate latecomers in an available section of the house or at a predetermined break, but latecomers may not be seated until intermission. Video screens are available in the lobby so you won't miss a moment of the performance.
Please remember that if you arrive after curtain time or exit the theater during the performance you may miss part of the opera, as seating during the performance is often not possible. Monday through Friday evening opera performances are at 7pm, and Saturday opera performances are at 7:30pm except. Opera matinee performances are at 2pm except the performance of Lessons in Love and Violence at 1pm on September 27. Chamber opera, musical, and special event start times vary.
Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust Chimes
You'll know when it's time to take your seat when you hear the chimes ring in the lobby. Chimes sound ten, five, and one minute before the performance begins and also at the end of intermission.
Approximate Performance Running Times
Total Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes with no intermission
Total running time: 2 hours 50 minutes with two intermissions
Total running time: 2 hours 25 minutes with one intermission
Total running time: 3 hours with two intermissions
Total running time: 2 hours 30 minutes with one intermission
Total running time: 3 hours 45 minutes with one intermission
Total running time: 3 hours 10 minutes with two intermissions
2 hours 50 minutes with one intermission
Timings are subject to change without notice. Running times for special events are unknown due to programming variations and may be confirmed closer to the show date.