Lyric Opera of Chicago

Upcoming Events

Sunday in the Park with Lyric’s Rising Stars
Opera, Outdoor
Aug 21, 2022

Join the Lyric for an evening of beautiful music as artists from The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center perform a variety of favorites from the …

Runs Sep 09Oct 01, 2022
Ernani reveals Verdi at his most irresistibly melodic and dramatic. A persecuted nobleman forced to disguise himself as an outlaw, Ernani loves beautiful Elvira, but she’s pursued by two other men — her uncle, Silva, and the King of Spain, Carlo. This “love quadrangle” inspires grand-scale arias and ensembles, bursting with the unique energy and drive that were Verdi’s own.
Fiddler on the Roof
Runs Sep 17Oct 07, 2022
Experience a Fiddler like no other, with the full power of the Lyric Opera Orchestra and a production that is both grand in scale and intimate in its power to bring you directly to the heart of the village of Anatevka.
Renée Fleming and Rod Gilfry in Concert
Oct 08, 2022
The incomparable Renée Fleming will be joined by charismatic baritone Rod Gilfry for an extraordinary musical event: the Chicago premiere of The Brightness of Light, composed by Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts.
Don Carlos
Runs Nov 09Nov 25, 2022
The full stature of this epic opera will be revealed at Lyric as never before when performed in the full five acts, with the matchless eloquence of the opera’s original French text. Don Carlos is a tour-de-force experience for those who love Verdi in his prime.
Le Comte Ory
Runs Nov 13Nov 26, 2022
The master of operatic comedy who created The Barber of Seville strikes again with this side-splitting comedy replete with onstage antics that match its high-energy music
Hansel and Gretel
Children’s/Family, Opera
Runs Jan 25Feb 05, 2023
This rivetingly modern, astonishingly inventive view of the Brothers Grimm’s fairytale features an eye-popping production that does full justice to Humperdinck’s glorious score.
The Factotum
New Work, Opera
Runs Feb 03Feb 12, 2023
A new work inspired by Rossini’s The Barber of Seville that has grown into a joyful, original piece all its own, commissioned by Lyric. Updating the action to a Black barbershop on Chicago’s South Side, this gifted duo has created an irresistibly upbeat work that celebrates the strength of community.
Runs Mar 11Apr 07, 2023
The immortal tale of the restless, free-spirited heroine and Don José, the soldier who’s drawn to her in a truly “fatal attraction,” Carmen has long been one of the world’s favorite operas.
New Work, Opera
Runs Mar 24Apr 08, 2023
 Proximity is a gripping, powerful trio of new works that confronts head-on some of the greatest challenges affecting us as a society: yearning for connection in a world driven by technology; the devastating impact of gun violence on cities and neighborhoods; and the need to respect and protect our natural resources.
West Side Story
Musical, Opera
Runs Jun 02Jun 25, 2023
Tony and Maria are wide-eyed teenagers from two communities in conflict, who fall in love. As their friends and family battle with one another, Tony and Maria long for “a place for us…somewhere.”
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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