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Lyric Opera of Chicago

20 N Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606-2806
+1 312-827-5600
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BRAVO! MARVELOUS, MAGNIFICENT, MAGICAL!! These are the adjectives that I would use to describe my... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chicago, Illinois
Beautiful theater, excellent opera, not so good food

If you like opera, do not hesitate. It is a beautiful theater with great performances. We saw... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Susana R
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Grand spectacle. The finest singers of our time. And immortal music performed by Lyric's internationally celebrated orchestra and chorus.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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20 N Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606-2806
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-827-5600
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Reviewed yesterday

BRAVO! MARVELOUS, MAGNIFICENT, MAGICAL!! These are the adjectives that I would use to describe my time at Lyric Opera, Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday, September 9, 2017. This was a very long day for the FINAL AUDITIONS and ANNOUNCEMENT of the 2018/2019 Ensemble, plus the Audience...More

Thank cherryicecream2017
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you like opera, do not hesitate. It is a beautiful theater with great performances. We saw Turandot and it was very nice! A lot of people on stage!!! The theater itself is nice. There sre several places to get drinks before and during intermissions....More

Thank Susana R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Lyric Opera of Chicago is a world class opera company with a world class building. I love hanging out in the lobby during intermission and watching all the well-dressed people. We ate at the Pearson room on the first floor. The server Nico was...More

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top notch productions. Cannot recommend enough. The facility is gorgeous. Sight lines and acoustics are very good.

Thank Scott V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The operas we attended were excellent (Die Walkuere) and very good (The Pearl Fishers), and this time we could easily see them. The hall very attractive but also big and almost barn-like. Three years ago we made the mistake of getting seats in the Mezzanine,...More

Thank operalover939
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to see Wagner's Die Walkure performance at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. this venue id fantastic. The Lyric Opera is one of the best.

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Very historic building in Chicago. Inside is even more beautiful than outside. Bathrooms should be upgraded. They look like high school bathrooms and do not match this beautiful building. I also think that they need a nicer boutique or shop with souvenirs.

Thank Voyage_GalD
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I enjoyed the atmosphere and diversity of people. The opera I saw was superb with world class talent. They also have some musicals for people who don't care for opera. I really like they have world renowned opera singer Renee Fleming as their creative consultant.

Thank eehrlicher433
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Through Camilla the concierge at the Hotel, we could obtain reservations at the last moment. the seats were not the best but the music, the atmosphere, everything made our afternoon perfect. if you are in chicago, and if gthe show continues , don't miss it

Thank Raul V
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

It's very cool to visit first time this place!!!! I love it!!!! It was really entertaining and very cool atmosphere!!! I would love to come back one more time!!!!

Thank Artem L
Downtown / The Loop
Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a
good starting point to sample the city's energy and
flavor. This central business district boasts
Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier
shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep
your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many
photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of
Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of
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20 March 2017|
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Response from marjoriez366 | Reviewed this property |
I was the out of town guest for the person who purchased the ticket.
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Response from Leslie W | Reviewed this property |
Depends on personal preference. Sound is excellent everywhere.If you want to see faces, you have to be on the main floor near the front or use opera glasses. On the main floor, do not get too close. If you have long legs... More