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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 381 Attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas, Theaters, Performances
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Middlebury, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

The seats are comfortable. The sound is good. The common spaces are congested at intermission; a casualty of the large number of drinks venues. There is nothing wrong at the Lyric that a consultant from Disney couldn't fix. No one deals with crowds better than Disney

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Try to go if you love or even just like opera. This is a great opportunity for a visitor. And it is very conveniently located!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

1. It's jaw-droppingly beautiful. Give yourself time to appreciate the building, both inside and out. 2. The cultural scene is wonderful. The fashion and glamour's fun, and many people still dress up. but it's not as expensive anymore to go to the opera, so it's gotten a lot more casual. 3. Then the music starts. I was in the nose-bleed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful opera in a beautiful house. Worth the ticket price in all regards. The ushers were friendly. The productions they put on are always top-notch. Every time I'm on this city I absolutely have to pay this place a visit - that's why it's never the same when I visit in the summer since they're not in-season!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

We go to Chicago twice a year for opera--two operas each time. We thoroughly enjoy our visits! We stay near the Loop, have good food, walk to and from the opera, enjoy the pre-opera lectures, and take advantage of the other offerings in this vibrant city during the day.

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Goiania, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Saw Mozart's Don Giovanni. Beautiful theater, perfect orchestra and singers. Will go back next time in Chicago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a beautiful venue. It is extremely large, but sight-lines are good wherever you sit. We saw The Sound of Music there this past winter, and it was beautiful. Even in the upper level seats, the sounds are totally clear.

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

One of the most wonderful things about the Lyric Opera of Chicago is that it makes opera accessible to all. From the pre-opera lectures to the program notes to the varied pricing for seating options are available.

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I have been a season ticket holder to the Lyric for years, but never bothered to review it. If you need a nudge to try opera, try the Lyric. The acoustics are superior, regardless of whether your seat is on the main floor or the upper balcony. The orchestra, led by Sir Andrew Davies, is the best I've heard in... More

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Visiting from the UK, we were delighted to have the opportunity to see Capriccio, conducted by our compatriot Andrew Davis. We were not disappointed by the musical and dramatic qualities of the performance, with Renee Fleming outstanding as she always is. But it was a big disappointment to find our view blocked by the people sitting in front of us.... More

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