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Lyric Opera of Chicago

20 N Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606-2806
+1 312-827-5600
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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 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
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I've been to Lyric Opera many times over the years, even though I live in CT. This time it was for a musical rather than an opera: My Fair Lady. It was a delight! To hear all those songs -- I knew every word --...More

Thank walter4e2016
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Went here a couple weeks ago to see My Fair Lady. This was so outstanding. The costumes were amazing. The Opera was well done and refreshing. It was very exciting and hilarious. It was excellent. Would go and see it again.

Thank ruby j
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We went to see My Fair Lady on Saturday, 5/13/2017 and we had tickets at First Balcony. We enjoyed a great performance with a world class cast. To enjoy the venue, even more, go earlier, the doors open 2 hours before the show. You also...More

Thank VDelia96
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Lyric has it all: fabulous performers and offerings, a wonderful grand art-deco building, and the unbridled excitement of attending an event with 3000 of your newest friends. Seats everywhere offer good site lines and are priced for every budget. Acoustics are great.

Thank NotRealHoosiers
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

A stage that seems to go on forever, an orchestra pit that holds 40 musicians with plenty of elbow room, gold everywhere, soaring balconies and nice staff. Restaurants in venue so leisurely meal available before curtain. Chicago can be proud.

Thank Julia O
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We were here for a Sunday matinee of "My Fair Lady", and we had a box of 8 seats. The location is easy to find and get to, and the amenities are good. Small bathrooms, but great staff and service. Prior to the show, you...More

Thank CCRiderLLC
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The Lyric Opera of Chicago is beautiful and ornate, just a great venue for any show. My wife and I were thoroughly impressed with the production and performance of My Fair Lady on Friday night. Great job by the entire cast, the orchestra in the...More

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Now the staff here is unsurpassed- from ticket takers to security to internal staff- all very courteous and well trained, making our. If evening here a winner- the building is, as others note, gorgeous and quite large. What a great venue!!!!

Thank breggie
Downtown / The Loop
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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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11 April 2015|
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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