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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 60606-2806
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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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One of THE Opera Venues in the United States

Classic opera house, classic productions. A bisschen expensive; yet worth the cost. An evening at the opera in Chicago is a great way to experience slightly European haute... read more

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Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Classic opera house, classic productions. A bisschen expensive; yet worth the cost. An evening at the opera in Chicago is a great way to experience slightly European haute culture in the Midwest. Dress well.

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Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful huge Art Deco opera house. By and large the seats were comfortable and line of site to the stage was excellent. This was our first time attending a performance here and it has the best sound of any venue in Chicago. We heard Il Volo's sold-out "Notte Magica - A Tribute to The Three Tenors" performance here and it... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I bought tickets on line. I googled lyric but was routed to a broker who did not disclose that they were a broker and did not disclose they were marking up the tickets. Be careful before you buy because Lyric has aligned with a very dishonest company called Ticket Fullfillment . They are in fact a reseller who marks the... More 

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LyricOpera, Guest Relations Manager at Lyric Opera of Chicago, responded to this review

We're very sorry you had this experience. Unfortunately, there are external website brokers who purchase our tickets and then increase the price for resale, and they pay to advertise heavily on search engines. We cannot control the public resale market, but we do not partner with them. In the future, we recommend only purchasing tickets from the official Lyric Opera... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing experience! We had wonderful seats. The theatre is very beautiful & ornate, has a lovely lobby and comfortable seats. I was with a large group (20 people) and they had provided us with excellent seats all together. The Opera we went to see was "The Magic Flute". It was fantastic. The singers were phenomenal. I can't wait... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2017

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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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2017

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 February 3, 2017

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 January 31, 2017

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 January 31, 2017 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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