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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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Iconic refuge

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I just saw a rare performance of the complete Les Troyens. Amazing! An English translation scrolls across above the stage. The Chicago Lyric Opera is a short walk from both Union Station (Amtrak & Metro) and Ogilvie Transportation Center (suburban Metro trains). Lots of restaurants nearby or at the Opera House (expensive). First Balcony tickets are a good value. Less... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to the opera in a Chicago a couple of times. The quality is on par with New York or San Francisco. The building itself is beautiful and the productions are of a very high caliber. On this last trip I saw Don Quoite.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lyric Opera of Chicago is a wonderful experience. When you come for a show there are multiple places to eat. Acoustics are fantastic. Last night we saw 'les Trojens' and had dessert in the bistro. The lyric Opera of Chicago just keeps improving and keeping up with the times.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first time at the Lyric Opera. The building itself is gorgeous and is more beautiful inside! My friends and I saw "Les Troyens". It was a wonderful performance, but it was really long (4 hours and 40 minutes)! I really liked the stage decoration which was thoroughly thought-out and really creative. The cast performed to the highest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the opportunity to see an opera at Lyric. A very special venue with great seating and acoustics and a great location near Metra stations.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chicago's Lyric Opera is truly one of the great opera companies of the world, and in this country perhaps surpassed only by the Met in New York. Their tradition of presenting stunning performances goes back generations, and, if anything, continues ever stronger. It is on my bucket list whenever I return to the windy city during opera season, and just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

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 October 25, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

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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