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Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Address: 20 N Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606
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Grand spectacle. The finest singers of our time. And immortal music...

Grand spectacle. The finest singers of our time. And immortal music performed by Lyric's internationally celebrated orchestra and chorus.

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Fantastic! 4 adults and 3 children ages 10-13y loved the tour. Our tour guide was very engaging and answered all questions. We walked through production areas and learned about... read more

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Evanston, Illinois
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Evanston, Illinois
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Fantastic! 4 adults and 3 children ages 10-13y loved the tour. Our tour guide was very engaging and answered all questions. We walked through production areas and learned about all the professional talents and hardwork it takes to create a grand opera performance. We left the Lyric opera back stage with ever lasting great memories and knowledge.

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Savanna, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This time we saw "The Magic Flute." We loved it. It's really something to be someplace where talented and dedicated performers, musicians, singers and directors do something incredibly well. We are only occasional visitors to the Lyric because we live three hours away, but it's always a terrific evening. Getting there: Stay at any downtown hotel you like and take... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mozart's Magic Flute has beautiful music expertly played at the Lyric Opera. The 1791 opera was updated to a 1960's Cape Cod house that rotated constantly during the 3 ½ hour production. I'm sorry I never saw the opera in its original setting and costumes. I found the house and Disney like characters an irritating distraction. Except for the Queen... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This was my first experience with an opera. My cousin was more experienced & chose The Magic Flute. Both of us agree it was a wonderful experience. The staging was very impressive & made the opera extremely interesting & exciting. The singers & actors displayed their best at this performance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Have seen two operas recently here. Great productions in a fabulous venue. The building itself is a museum piece.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I just saw a rare performance of the complete Les Troyens. Amazing! An English translation scrolls across above the stage. The Chicago Lyric Opera is a short walk from both Union Station (Amtrak & Metro) and Ogilvie Transportation Center (suburban Metro trains). Lots of restaurants nearby or at the Opera House (expensive). First Balcony tickets are a good value. Less... More 

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I've been to the opera in a Chicago a couple of times. The quality is on par with New York or San Francisco. The building itself is beautiful and the productions are of a very high caliber. On this last trip I saw Don Quoite.

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Dunwoody, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The lyric Opera of Chicago is a wonderful experience. When you come for a show there are multiple places to eat. Acoustics are fantastic. Last night we saw 'les Trojens' and had dessert in the bistro. The lyric Opera of Chicago just keeps improving and keeping up with the times.

Thank Maria G
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This was my first time at the Lyric Opera. The building itself is gorgeous and is more beautiful inside! My friends and I saw "Les Troyens". It was a wonderful performance, but it was really long (4 hours and 40 minutes)! I really liked the stage decoration which was thoroughly thought-out and really creative. The cast performed to the highest... More 

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Walworth, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Take the opportunity to see an opera at Lyric. A very special venue with great seating and acoustics and a great location near Metra stations.

Thank Kathy S

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