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Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Address: 20 N. Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606
Phone Number: +1 312-827-5600
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Outstanding Performances Every Time!

I have attended Lyric Opera performances for the past several years. The music is amazing, with a very talented orchestra and outstanding singers. The staging and the sets are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Gail B
Mundelein, Illinois

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Mundelein, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have attended Lyric Opera performances for the past several years. The music is amazing, with a very talented orchestra and outstanding singers. The staging and the sets are also very wonderfully thought out and executed. Even if the particular opera is not your cup of tea, the music or the staging will win you over. I find the Sunday... More 

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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95 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time in a year that I've traveled to Chicago for the opera and I learned two very important things. 1) 20th century opera is above my level of comfort and I need to watch more at the theater (broadcasts from the Met.) or on a pay site on the internet before I see another live performance.... More 

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Durham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw two operas in less than 24 hours and both were excellent even if we disagreed with the director's use of adults dressed as mice (La Cenerentola). Marriage of Figaro was wonderful in all aspects of production. We are looking forward to Bel Canto opening in December.

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Whitehorse, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read a wonderful review of Rossini's Cinderella and managed to get seats within 4 days. Ticket buying is HELL for non-Americans. Their website does not accept any credit cards without a zip code. I left a message and they called the next day but it's hard to book off a night in Chicago waiting for something that might not happen!... More 

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Homer Glen, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here for two different performances. The acoustics at the Lyric are phenomenal. No matter where you are seated, you will be be amazed with the music. The performances are top notch. The only drawback is they should provide more vendor stations for intermission. The lines are ridiculous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I come from NYC where we're spoiled by the Metropolitan Opera. But wanting to see how other cities appreciate opera, we decided to take in a performance of Cinderella (La Cenerentola) at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. At first sight (we saw the river "throne" view of the building), the house appears unassuming, despite the Art Deco... More 

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Christiansted, St. Croix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Listening to an opera on the radio is fine, but seeing one in person at a beautiful venue is beyond belief. The Marriage of Figaro offers music by Mozart, which in itself would make for a grand evening. The costumes and stage settings in the Lyric's presentation were quite different than the traditional period dress I expected. The colorful sets... More 

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Aurora, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Saw Marriage of Figaro. My wife and I sat in the third row of the balcony. Sights and sounds were great! This is an old theatre and the leg room is tight. I am 6'4" tall and would not have survived had I not been on the aisle. Next time, I'll spend the extra $100 on box seats where there... More 

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Waterloo, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We attended the production of "Marriage of Figaro" and were in awe of the phenomenal performance. At the start they made an announcement that the soprano playing the Countess was suffering from a cold and begs our pardon if there were any issues. Noone noticed. It was a great night and well worth the money for the tickets. We sat... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The building alone is a reason to go to the Lyric. If you're not into opera, they have a couple of musicals every year too. It's really something to experience if you are in Chicago.

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