Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Don Giovanni
Mozart’s Don Giovanni
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 …

Heggie/ McNally’s Dead Man Walking
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 …

The Three Queens
The Three Queens with Sondra Radvanovsky
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
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 …

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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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