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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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Carousel at the Lyric

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Chicago, IL
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I'd like to firstly have full disclosure that my uncle is a very recently retired conductor for the Lyric Opera so clearly I have a bias. With that aside this is still one of the best opera houses I've ever been to, the only close rival is in St. Petersburg Russia. It is a gorgeous building, great acoustics and the... More 

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Huntley, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Our family went to a preview performance of El Pasado Nunca se Termina put on by the Lyric Opera of Chicago and performed at the B. Juarez Community Academy in Pilsen nighborhood. The tickets were only $10 a piece! The theater was very nice with stadium seating. Sound was excellent. Simple stage set. Mariachi's played music onstage throughout. Singing was... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Attempting to become more culturally minded, my daughter and I decided to visit the Opera. We learned a little about the opera itself, the hall, composer and its historical significance. We sat in the mezzanine, finding it just a little too far away, so a learning experience. The set and cast were appropriately dramatic and the singing touching and beautiful.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I went this past Saturday night to my first opera, Tosca!! What a great experience!! The music, performers, audience and building, beyond fabulous!! I can't wait to go back!! I'm thinking of getting a subscription and I'm a guy that usually likes going to basketball games!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We love the Lyric and were thrilled by this performance of Tosca - Scarpio was so evil and Flora Tosca had the most beautiful voice. A wonderful afternoon.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I had never been to the opera and here I am, the next day, still ecstatic about the experience. The music was so moving, the singing amazing, the scenery and drama were complex viscerally and intellectually. The audience gave the performers a standing ovation, very exciting! Wish I had tried this decades ago. We will be back. The building, itself,... More 

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