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Lyric Opera of Chicago

20 N. Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606
+1 312-827-5600
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Ranked #6 of 369 Attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas, Theaters, Performances
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Toledo, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The productions that the Lyric has hosted over the years are consistently equal to, if not better than, those at the MET. We saw the dress rehearsal of Don Giovanni. Wonderful performances. I would not bring young kids though...

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Chicago
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I attend the Lyric Opera every year. I used to be a subscriber but now I just go the performances I want to see. The theater is magnificent and the performances tend to be first class. I think that this is an experience everyone needs to have at least once. Go see the standards; Rossini or Mozart are always pleasing... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

beautiful building! we had a grand tour of backstage which was really cool! The production was outstanding, as always!! a must for fine art lovers!

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Ardmore PA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

All the operas I saw were excellent. I went in the late 90's and early '00's. Parking was the only thing bthat was at all a bother,

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you are fortunate to be in Chicago when the Lyric is performing, don't miss a performance. And if you think you don't like Opera, see if you can get tickets to a less operatic performance, like last year's Sound of Music, or this season's Porgy and Bess. And dinners at the Opera House before a performance are excellent.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Acoustics are wonderful, people watching wonderful, productions are variable...I was disappointed with the production of Aida, not as grandiose as I would have wanted it to be.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

have had an out of town subscription for over a decade. superior productions, world class performers, varied operas. worth a trip to chicago--and it's a solvent company! a must for opera lovers--or those wanting to see what it's all about

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Santa Paula, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This enormous and stunning building is one of the grandest examples of art deco architecture I have seen. The interior is beyond lavish and to say it is breathtaking would be an understatement. Everywhere I looked superlatives ran through my mind and all I can say is that even if you are not an opera lover you can't visit Chicago... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,602 reviews 1,602 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a peculiar opera house in the sense that it is in a skyscraper. The visibility in the seats towards the back is quite bad, and I think that's because the floor is not too inclined. The acoustics are fair. The inside is a bit too ornate for my taste, but I guess it must suit someone's taste...

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Austin, Texas
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18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very beautiful building inside and out. We were there for The Sound of Music. Sound quality and lighting was good, stage was deep and sets were interesting, seats were comfy. They even have a system to get everyone in and out of the bathrooms efficiently so no one misses a scene. We'd definitely go back.

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