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Lyric Opera of Chicago

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West Loop
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Address: 20 N. Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606
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Grand spectacle. The finest singers of our time. And immortal music...

Grand spectacle. The finest singers of our time. And immortal music performed by Lyric's internationally celebrated orchestra and chorus.

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Great Music in a Lovely Space

Lyric Opera has put together another great season with lots of variety. Especially nice was "The Magic Flute" production recently The opera was imaginatively set in the mid-20th... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lyric Opera has put together another great season with lots of variety. Especially nice was "The Magic Flute" production recently The opera was imaginatively set in the mid-20th Century but the music was faithful to Mozart's score. The staff were polite and offered excellent assistance. Check with the box office if you are just in town for a brief period... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lyric is a wonderful venue and joy to visit. However the quality of the productions seem to have been sagging. It is well known there is some issue with funding and I am sorry to say it shows in the staging and perhaps casting as well. I hope they will be able to bolster their organization to be able... More 

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friends of mine and I traveled from various corners of North America to see and hear Sondra Radvanovsky's Norma. As we had all seen her several times before, we knew we were in for a rare treat. There are several current sopranos who are considered to be 'divas', but none can hold a candle to La Radvanovsky who evokes memories... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just saw the Magic Flute and it was my first opera experience. Closing night and on Mozart's birthday to boot! I can't say enough about the beauty of the Chicago Lyric opera house itself. What a grand building. Fabulous experience, although I will say that it was not a inexpensive evening and I found sitting in a box was... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Great pleasure of being able to see an opera here. The architecture is absolutely stunning. Art Deco chandeliers with ornate gold finishes and gilded carved wood make this a real gem of a building. The acoustics are incredible and truly not a bad seat in the house. A wonderful experience all around.

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Fantastic! 4 adults and 3 children ages 10-13y loved the tour. Our tour guide was very engaging and answered all questions. We walked through production areas and learned about all the professional talents and hardwork it takes to create a grand opera performance. We left the Lyric opera back stage with ever lasting great memories and knowledge.

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Savanna, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

This time we saw "The Magic Flute." We loved it. It's really something to be someplace where talented and dedicated performers, musicians, singers and directors do something incredibly well. We are only occasional visitors to the Lyric because we live three hours away, but it's always a terrific evening. Getting there: Stay at any downtown hotel you like and take... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

Mozart's Magic Flute has beautiful music expertly played at the Lyric Opera. The 1791 opera was updated to a 1960's Cape Cod house that rotated constantly during the 3 ½ hour production. I'm sorry I never saw the opera in its original setting and costumes. I found the house and Disney like characters an irritating distraction. Except for the Queen... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

This was my first experience with an opera. My cousin was more experienced & chose The Magic Flute. Both of us agree it was a wonderful experience. The staging was very impressive & made the opera extremely interesting & exciting. The singers & actors displayed their best at this performance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

Have seen two operas recently here. Great productions in a fabulous venue. The building itself is a museum piece.

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