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Lyric Opera of Chicago
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Ranked #24 of 688 things to do in Chicago
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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 February 17, 2013

The concert hall is one of the most beautiful in the US. We say Wagner's Die MEISTERSINGER. Lyric Opera organized the intermissions wonderfully. Very professional.

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

I visited the Lyric Opera of Chicago for Verdi's "Aida" and Handel's "Rinaldo", and enjoyed both immensely. If you are a student, take advantage of their $20 student ticket offerings!! Beautiful theater, world-class singers.

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Reviewed February 8, 2013

A MAGICAL evening as usual at the Lyric! Wet & rainy snow did not stop eager opera go-ers to absorb the passion of La Boheme. Not only did I enjoy this performance with music by Puccinni, but also indulged in the elegance of the opera house, historic architcture and the "majority" of attendees of whom were fabulously dressed to the Nines!!! Yes, black was the color of the evening! Pearls adorned most woman and men dressed in suits as well as tuxedos adds so much to the evening. Pleasant energy of people surround you! There are several parking garages around the facility. I would highly recommend to chose one! The taxi line on your exit is ridiculously long. Valet in the front had a verrrry long line as well. Seats were in the 5th balcony and it was a bit high...but DID NOT hinder the lovley sounds of the opera! Certainly any opera one chooses to see, will be a memory that will be cherised for a lifetime.

Thank Lisacatherine
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We have lived downtown for 3+ years and finally went to the opera. If you love theater, this is the original way to see it. Love and humor are in the story, all have unbelievable voices. You get translation. We enjoyed La Boheme. I have also loved Madame Butterfly when we lived elsewhere. I will pay close attention to their calendar. And oh, dress up like it is new years eve! I know we feel comfortable going to theater in Chicago in jeans, but here you get to pull out your finest. Enjoy!

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Recently saw the performance of "La Boheme" and it was a wonderful experience. The singers were really talented and the sets awesome. I wish we would have spent a little extra for closer seats as the upper balconey is really a long way from the stage. The translation displayed in English is a nice addition to understand all that is being said and adds to the experience. We attended the pre-performance lecture before hand which was an nice plus to the evening. Parking is available a few short blocks away at a discount if reserved ahead on-line. Not too bad even on a cold winter Januray night in Chicago as long as you dress appropriately. Refreshments are available before the performance and during the intermission. Be sure to visit the restroom as they do not let you in once the performance begins, although I did see a couple of late arrivals get seated. Snacks are not appropriate during the performance as we witnessed a violation behind us which was distracting. I would recommend this venue to anyone who appreciates live musical stage of high quality.

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