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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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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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank SwissMiss94
Wheaton, Illinois
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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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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Kissimmee, Florida
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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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Chicago, United States
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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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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