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“Made me an opera lover.”

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Ranked #61 of 681 things to do in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Grand spectacle. The finest singers of our time. And immortal music performed by Lyric's internationally celebrated orchestra and chorus.
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Was invited by a friend about 11 years ago. Became hooked and have subscribed ever since. The beauty of the music and staging in the glorious building helps me get through the Chicago winters. My sub is in the upper balcony so it is reasonably priced. You need opera glasses for a good view but the sound is as good as anywhere in the house. The supertitles make it easy to follow the story even if you know nothing of the opera. Try it. You really don't have to dress up or act pretentious. People wear anything from jeans to gowns and all have as good a time. I have seen teens at their first opera become completely entranced and hiss the villains. If you enjoy great music and having your emotions torn apart, this is for you.

Thank mac0620
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

A must see for those who love Opera. The building is stunning and the performers well above average.

Thank Tim C
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

The Lyric Opera is a beautiful older building with excellent seating. I could not have been more pleased. The room was warm and I would NOT recommend the wines! The operas were wonderful

Thank iowaer
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

First time to the Lyric. Sat in the first balcony. Was a ways away, but the acoustics were fanstastic. An amazing building and the performance (simon bocannegra), awesome.

Thank midwestern_guy51
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

I love this place, the opera selections are excellent each year and easily reach by public transportation... train, bus and L.
Main floor is my choice to beat the crowd after performance to catch the train.

Thank mjkglenview
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