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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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Merry Widow

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Wheaton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank jacy2
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars 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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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars 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.

2 Thank codepat
Chicago, United States
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

The performance of The King and I was excellent, but that was expected. You can read other reviews and get the details. I thought some info about parking and dinner might be useful here. Our self-printed theatre tickets had a promo for The Poetry Garage. . . In after 3:00 out by 2:00 AM for $14. The garage is located... More 

2 Thank Jim W
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I saw the King and I at the Lyric Opera and it was a great show and venue. Very clean, seats were comfy and staff were very helpful. As you can imagine at intermission, the restroom line was enormous but he staff made it go 4-5 times quicker than without their guidance. Definitely take in a show... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Our most recent visit was to see The King And I, but we have been going for the opera series for years, along with these Broadway end-of-season offerings the past couple of years. Everything is always top of the line, from the singers and actors to the orchestra and conductors, as well as the stage sets, costumes, lighting, and more,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I went to see the King & I with a friend. It was a lovely performance. The ushers were classy gentlemen and showed everyone to their seats. They were well organized with the intermission and kept the lines in the restrooms moving so everyone could get back to enjoying the show. Can't wait to go back for another performance!!!

2 Thank Kristin W
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Don’t miss the limited engagement of the King and I at the Civic Opera House The King and I never gets old. Although the chemistry between the King and Anna has something missing, Kate Baldwin’s performance as Anna is first rate. Rona Figueroa as the King’s favorite wife Lady Thiang, is also an outstanding performance.

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Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.