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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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The Lyric Opera is One of Chicago's Best Bars...

Outstanding place to see, hear and drink these things in-- always a good time. Chicago audiences are great too-- very respectful and appreciative, between drinks. Bottoms up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Garrison, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Outstanding place to see, hear and drink these things in-- always a good time. Chicago audiences are great too-- very respectful and appreciative, between drinks. Bottoms up! ps, Could use more local Craft beer, hint hint. Half Acre, Bell's, Revolution Brewing, com'on.

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Ann Arbor, MI
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is a wonderful, world class opera house, with top world singers. They present a combination of standard and new and rarely-produced operas, The stagings are innovative and interesting. There is a series of before performance dinners that are excellent and moderately priced.

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Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Nine of us went to see Carousel. We thought the sound would be good in the Lyric Opera House but everyone commented on the inability to hear all of the lines. Some of our group was in their 20's so not an age issue at all. We were also seating about ten rows from the front so location was not... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Perfect evening. Its beautiful with great actors. Performances are superb. I saw Carousel. The props are perfect and the sound is amazing. Go see a production here...well worth it

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This month we saw the Lyric's presentation of "Carousel". It was quite an extravaganza, with charming scenery, engaging choreography, and magnificent vocal performances. The opera house is quite breathtaking. The minute you walk into the venue, you start to feel the beauty of the surroundings. We decided to pass up the opera dining and visited a very nice establishment across... More 

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Eau Claire WI
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Loved the performance. Entire production for staging, to music, acting and choreography was amazing. Building is beautiful, acoustics were excellent. I particularly liked the "slow motion" illusion. Excellent!

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Chicago, IL
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

WOW!!! We took a chance on going back to the Lyric as it has been 20 years since attending a performance there and we were stuck up in the rafters, which did not provide us with an excellent experience. This time we managed some Mezzanine seats in Box 5. What great seats! And well worth the price, a real bargain!... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We went to Chicago specifically to see "Carousel" at the Lyric and as soon as we walked in I realized that the visit was worth just seeing the Lyric! In one word, I would call it "grand". It was a little more difficult to hear the dialogue versus the singing/music and if I could do it over I would have... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Have been going to the Lyrica for years, and is a beautiful theater with all the grand glory. Excellent acoustics for Opera, but trouble hearing when speaking. This is from Row P on the main floor.

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Plain City, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My wife and I visited Chicago in December for my birthday weekend. We had tickets for Porgy and Bess. I had never seen this performed live and I had not been to the lyric Opera since my mother took me there as a child, so my memories were quite vague. What a wonderful treasure and an incredible venue. The performance... More 

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Address: Address: 20 N. Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606
Phone Number: +1 312-827-5600
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop

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