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Lyric Opera of Chicago: Tours & Tickets

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Grand spectacle. The finest singers of our time. And immortal music performed by Lyric's internationally celebrated orchestra and chorus.
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20 N Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606-2806
Downtown / The Loop
+1 312-827-5600
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First time to the Lyric Opera, totally impressed by the performance, acoustics and knowledgeable audience. Am excited to soon attend my second opera at the Lyric.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 313patf
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very fortunate and were able to get ticket on opening night the same day. Middle of the balcony, but in the center and the view was good. We actually prefer the balcony so we can view the orchestra in the pit and watch...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 2oldgeesers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first opera experience was everything I could hope for. It was a surreal artist and elegant experience. I enjoy champagne in the lobby while viewing stunning gowns from past performances. Every seat in the theater is a good one. I felt connected to history...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Liz B
Reviewed 3 September 2019

I've discovered the Lyric through its NeXT Program for college students. I love the magnificent art deco theater. They offer pre-opera talks that have helped me understand each opera. The performers are outstanding and costumes are stunning. It's the best theater in Chicago in my...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank SkSogang
Reviewed 6 August 2019

Wow! What an incredible experience. The Lyric in general is an experience and then to be able to see this show there was a true treat - so much talent! I have the honor of attending shows and operas here frequently but I wanted to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 4 August 2019

This facility is exquisite and a national treasure. If you have the opportunity to attend a show by Lyric Opera of Chicago run and go! Get gussied up and enjoy the arts in this amazing facility.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Diana B
Reviewed 30 May 2019

Make sure you see the fabulous performance of West Side Story while it is still here. Each of the performers in the production are outstanding. The dancing is mesmerizing. Thank you so much, Lyric Opera!!

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank crunch6
Reviewed 18 May 2019 via mobile

My tween son likes musicals ! Thank goodness we have so many excellent options in Chicago. We saw Superstar and didn’t hesitate to grab tickets for this. The singing! The Dancing!! The orchestra playing Bernstein’s music. Magical evening. Magnifique

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 15 May 2019 via mobile

West side story was simply wonderful! Both Maria and Tony were incredible singers. The dancing was phenomenal too! I enjoyed every minute!

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank 949cheryls
Reviewed 15 May 2019

We had expensive, main floor, center seats. The music was wonderful, the scenery beautiful, the dancing? I don't know, as I couldn't see most of it. The seats on the main floor are not staggered, so the patron in front of me was DIRECTLY in...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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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