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Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Address: 20 N Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606-2806
Phone Number: +1 312-827-5600

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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Shhh 5 Insider Secrets to the Opera PLUS a BONUS

What you will NEVER discover Unless you go (5 Secrets) I went to the Lyric Opera for the first time Saturday And I discovered (5) secrets that anyone who has NOT attended... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What you will NEVER discover Unless you go (5 Secrets) I went to the Lyric Opera for the first time Saturday And I discovered (5) secrets that anyone who has NOT attended the Opera should know that nearly no one discusses on the internet. I know this because I searched myself. Secret 5 - They have a PRE- Opera historic... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is an iconic concert hall with wonderful acoustics. It's inexpensive if you take the cheap seats but the sound is magnificent anywhere. The productions tend to be more on the conservative side, and not as grandiose as the Met in NYC. But we have seen great artists here including Plácido Domingo last year

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited for the first time. Easy parking 1 block away with a special opera night parking rate - still expensive but less than usual Chicago rates. Dinner in the bistro on the 3rd floor and then off to the show with a seat in the 1st balcony with a fine view and good acoustics. Would certainly return if opportunity arose.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Saw Norma the opera was so beautiful and the sound just clear and not too loud. Nice place Chicago holds this place sacred as it soothes the senses

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended a performance of Lucia di lammermoor at Lyric Opera. It was outstanding in every way. The performers were superb. The Hall is exquisite.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Went to see the Merry Widow featuring Renée Fleming. Great performance in a beautiful theatre. Saw the first performance after the Paris attack in November 2015 and as a tribute, the French National Anthem was performed. Very memorable experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Very interesting and informative whether you are an Opera fan or not. Lots of Chicago history, beautiful architectural building and excellent Docents. Tour includes places usually closed off to the public. Well worth your time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

While the show was great (The King and I) it's the little touches that make this an over the top experience even at the matinee. From the elevator attendants and ushers who are friendly and engaging, to the lush, grand art deco style of design it's definitely a place to visit at least once. My only problem was with my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

We saw the King and I, the costuming was extraordinary beautifully, the singing and acting magnificent during the afternoon performance which allowed a quiet lunch and comfortable time in the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

We saw the King and I, and it was absolutely wonderful. The seating and sound were very good and the performance was excellent. The staff was great and the directions to our seat was fantastic. I definitely recommend seeing a show at this beautiful auditorium.

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