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Lyric Opera of Chicago

20 N. Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606
+1 312-827-5600
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Ranked #5 of 367 attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas
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Austin, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We went here for our first wedding anniversary and watched Gone With the Wind - the architecture is awe inspiring and feels very majestic!

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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We have season tickets, so I've been to the lyric quite a lot. Like many Chicago institutions, you feel like you're going back in time when you enter the main theater hall. Most of the performances have been stellar, with very few exceptions. The secret tip: Order and pay for your intermission drink during arrival to avoid intermission lines.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I enjoy going to the Italian Opera's and I've seen other musicals here with family. I'd recommend dressing up and enjoy a wonderful evening and talent in a very cool place. Enjoy!

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San Jose, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We recently saw Red Bull Flying Bach at Lyric Opera House and the venue was spectacular. We entered the building and the beautiful, regal lobby took on a nightclub feel which was perfect for this particular show. The acoustics in the theater were magnificent. We sat in row LL which is near the back on the main floor, but had... More

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Batavia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My husband loves to go to the opera once a year, which is pretty much all we can afford. We try to pick one that is a popular one. This year we saw Madame Butterfly, and wow. I love the theater, the actors are always top-notch.

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I only got to see a college graduation ceremony at this venue, but the building is absolutely gorgeous. Very historic, and the television sets outside the main room make it easy to see what is happening on stage should you arrive late or need to use the facilities during a performance. It definitely makes me want to plan to see... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I was a season-ticket holder for the 2013/2014 season. My seat was in the top balcony (nosebleeds) section. It was difficult to experience the nuances of the performances from such a distance so binoculars were crucial. Acoustic quality is excellent regardless of where you sit, however. Wine and champagne are available to purchase before the show and at half-time. For... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I love the Lyric Opera! I most recently saw the Sound of Music there, but have visited a few times in the past couple years. The building is remarkably beautiful, as the acoustics are astounding. The production quality and level of talent in each show can not be beat. My college brings a group of vocal students each year to... More

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Willmar, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Wonderful venue to watch a play. The acoustics were wonderful and there wasn't really a bad seat in the whole place. We sat in the first balcony and had a great view of the stage. The building was beautiful.

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