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Lyric Opera of Chicago

20 N. Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606
+1 312-827-5600
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Ranked #3 of 307 Attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Performances, Operas, Theaters & Stadiums
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English first
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82 reviews 82 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This is a very nice venue for the opera. Our first time attending here. We found the ushers very helpful and friendly, the environment very comfortable, and the opera very good. A very enjoyable evening. Valet parking provided. A little bit of a wait after the opera finishes but not too bad.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I watched Porgy and Bess here recently. There was quite a violent scene prior to intermission. The venue is excellent in setting the scenes well. It transports you into another place. Unfortunately I can't seem to understand most words when sung in English, but thankfully there is a moving caption screen overhead that is easily visible. I was in the... More 

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Chicago, IL
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I took my nieces to see Porgy and Bess the day after Thanksgiving. All of the performers were phenomenal as other reviewers have discussed. For those who have not been to the Lyric Opera before, the words appear on a screen at the top of the stage. I found this to be very useful in understanding the words that were... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Attended the opening night of Anna Bolena; as always the performance was magnificent. I love attending a performance at Lyric; hoping to be able to make it back for another performance before the season is over.

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Chicago
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125 reviews 125 reviews
60 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Attending any opera at the Lyric Opera House is in itself a "happening" but this production of Porgy and Bess is unmatched. The lead singers are astounding, but even more impressive is the chorus' mastery of blending their voices into one lyrical sound. The sets, the costumes-- all contribute to an evening of the highest pleasure. Loose yourself in the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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76 reviews 76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Lyric Opera at Chicago does always get everything right, but it does that even one better in this production of Porgy and Bess. Super singing from both leads, Eric Owens displays a masterful bass-baritone voice that effortlessly floats over the house. It is hard to imagine a more beautiful and affecting Bess who also makes singing in a high tesatora... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Make the effort to see Porgy & Bess @ the Lyric ! Not really a bad seat in the Lyric so enjoy the view and sounds. What an wonderful experience..... the Music..... the Actors..... the Scenery ! The Live Orchestra was also joyous and I feel they enhanced the Performance. Spend time during the Intermission to look over the Lobby... More 

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Portage, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My husband and I saw Il Trovatore at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. The cast is superb: all of the lead singers perform brilliantly and bring their characters to life. Amber Wagner is Leonora, Quinn Kelsey is the Count di Luna, Yonghoon Lee is Manrico, and Stephanie Blythe is Azucena. The chorus also sings well. The stage set is simple... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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147 reviews 147 reviews
62 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We saw Porgy and Bess on the Friday after Thanksgiving. It was a great experience. The music and performance was great and there were subtitles which helped enhance the experience. The opera house is beautiful. Seats are comfortable.

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Glenview, Illinois, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Everything about this production exceeds expectations. The music is expressively performed, the singing is magnificent, sets and lighting are stark but effective. The cast is great and they preform with depth and emotion. This is an Opera and a Play at the same time and the cast is stellar at both. We loved it. Yes pricey but this production does... More 

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