Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Sir Bryn Terfel in Recital
Feb 02, 2020

Sir Bryn Terfel is one of the most beloved artists of our time.

The Welsh bass-baritone, who has triumphed at Lyric in several of his signature roles, is also …

Madama Butterfly
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly
Runs Feb 06Mar 08, 2020

An enchanting geisha, Cio-Cio-San, loses her heart to an American naval lieutenant and marries him. After he leaves Japan, she waits three long years for his return. We …

The Queen of Spades
Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades
Runs Feb 15Mar 01, 2020

Tchaikovsky’s broodingly romantic thriller is a tour de force for a great tenor. He plays the terrifyingly obsessed Gherman, an unhappy soldier desperate to know a secret hidden …

42nd Street
42nd Street
Runs May 29Jun 21, 2020

Nobody does Broadway-style productions quite like Lyric, and Chicago audiences will love the Tony-winning song-and-dance spectacular 42ND Street when it comes to Lyric next spring! The story of Peggy Sawyer, an aspiring …

Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s Blue
Runs Jun 19Jun 28, 2020

An African American couple in Harlem anticipates the birth of their firstborn, a son, with both hope and fear. As the baby grows into a young man, the …

20 N. Wacker Dr.
Chicago IL 60606
Experience the world-renowned Lyric Opera of Chicago. Each year features eight operatic productions and a spring musical, as well as a variety of concerts, recitals, family programming, and community performances. The 3,563 seat theatre is the second-largest opera auditorium in North American and has the largest stage in downtown Chicago. Excellent sightlines, premium acoustics and intricate architecture make the Opera House a fantastic venue for a performance or your own private or public event. Subscriptions, group, and single tickets are available, as well as private event space. Visit or call 312-827-5600.
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