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Lyric Opera of Chicago

20 N Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606-2806
+1 312-827-5600
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Beautiful setting, wonderful opera performance

We saw Cosi fan tutte on opening night. What a gorgeous setting for a show. Easily accessible... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kathie H
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Des Moines, Iowa
Pro-tips in this review! Attend the free pre-show discussion and pre-order cocktails for intermission!

(warning, this review is going to sound like a paid advertisement, but it is not) The Lyric Opera... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jane B
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Chicago, Illinois
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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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“world class” (29 reviews)
“upper balcony” (13 reviews)
“magic flute” (10 reviews)
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20 N Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606-2806
Downtown / The Loop
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We saw Cosi fan tutte on opening night. What a gorgeous setting for a show. Easily accessible downtown. We stayed at LaQuinta and could walk. There were many parking garages close. Drinks were pricey - as one would expect at the opera. We purchased the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

(warning, this review is going to sound like a paid advertisement, but it is not) The Lyric Opera is a "hidden" gem in Chicago. It's the perfect place visit with your friends, or to take a date, your parents, your in-laws, and even your kids...More

Thank Jane B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw Wozzeck in March 2015 and Les Troyens in November 2016. Both performances were of the highest quality. The singers, chorus, orchestra, sets and costumes combined to make awe-inspiring events. We will cherish always the memories of these events.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to access from public transportation (short walk from Union Station, slightly longer although very reasonable from Lasalle Street Station) or park close by in the Poetry Garage. Easy entry, bathrooms on each level, wine and cheese complimentary on the season preview night, available for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I typically visit Lyric Opera once a year if there's an interesting production. We last saw Carmen in March 2017 and would not hesitate to return. The Civic Opera House is a beautiful building both on the outside and inside. The acoustics...More

Thank pingaroo
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I've been attending operas at the Lyric for over 20 years, and I am consistently amazed by their performances. Productions are innovative, performers are excellent, and the all-around experience is uniquely awesome. The Lyric is an amazing Chicago gem, offering one of the best opera...More

Thank JenniferHerzog
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 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
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 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
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

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

Thank Scott V
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shallow_shoals
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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Chris M
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
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