Lyric Opera of Chicago

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The Barber of Seville
Opera
Runs Sep 28Oct 27, 2019

Irrepressible Rosina refuses to marry her pompous old guardian. Meanwhile, a bold young count is eager to win Rosina for himself. And who’s going to make sure those …

Luisa Miller
Verdi’s Luisa Miller
Opera
Runs Oct 12Oct 31, 2019

Verdi’s sumptuously beautiful romantic drama tells the story of sweet, vulnerable Luisa, who loves Rodolfo, the son of a ruthless, unethical nobleman whom Luisa’s own father loathes. The …

Heggie/ McNally’s Dead Man Walking
Opera
Runs Nov 02Nov 22, 2019

A young couple is brutally killed, and the convicted murderer, Joseph De Rocher, sits on death row. Sister Helen Prejean agrees to be his spiritual adviser. As she …

Earth to Kenzie
Earth to Kenzie, an Opera for Young Audiences
Children’s/Family, Opera
Runs Nov 09Nov 10, 2019

How far can your imagination take you?

Meet Kenzie, a fifth-grader with homework, asthma and a big imagination. When she and her mother have to move into a family …

Don Giovanni
Mozart’s Don Giovanni
Opera
Runs Nov 14Dec 08, 2019

The seducer. The philanderer. The libertine who takes what he wants and lives only for his own pleasure. All three are Don Giovanni, antihero in Mozart’s drama of …

The Three Queens
The Three Queens with Sondra Radvanovsky
Opera
Runs Dec 01Dec 07, 2019

Featuring the finales of Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda, and Roberto Devereux by Gaetano Donizetti.

Three of the most extraordinary women in history grace Donizetti’s “Three Queens” trilogy: proud Mary Stuart, passionate Anne Boleyn, …

Sir Bryn Terfel in Recital
Opera
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
Opera
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
Opera
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
Musical
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 …

Blue
Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s Blue
Opera
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 …

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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 www.lyricopera.org or call 312-827-5600.
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