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20 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

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ADDITIONAL INFO

20 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

Year opened: 1929
Capacity: 3563

Upcoming Highlights

  • Lyric Opera of Chicago: The Marriage Of Figaro

    Opens Sep 26

  • Lyric Opera of Chicago: Bel Canto

    Opens Dec 07

  • Lyric Opera of Chicago: Nabucco

    Opens Jan 23, 2016

  • Lyric Opera of Chicago: Der Rosenkavalier

    Opens Feb 08, 2016

  • Lyric Opera of Chicago: The King and I

    Opens Apr 29, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago: The Marriage Of Figaro

September 26-October 24, 2015

Known as Mozart's wittiest opera, The Marriage of Figaro reunites us with Count and Countess Almivira, who's respective servants are soon to be married. Only Count Almivra is already bored with his new wife, after wooing her in the Barber of Seville, and decides it's time to try his luck with Figaro's betrothed. A mad-cap adventure with more plot twists and turns than Downton Abbey soon follows as the the servants must find some way to outwit their masters!

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Bel Canto

December 7, 2015-January 17, 2016

Based on Ann Pachett's best-selling novel, which in turn was inspired by the real events of the Lima Crisis of 1996, Bel Canto is a truly compelling and contemporary story, examining the universal language of music and how it can create rare bonds under unimaginable circumstances.

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Nabucco

January 23-February 12, 2016

Verdi's impressively epic opera comes to Chicago in a powerful and sprawling production that will take you far back in time to Babylon, where tensions rise between the Hebrews and the Babylonians. Nabucco is King, but his days are numbered, at least according to his treacherous daughter Abigaille, who plans to over throw her father and expel the Israelites. But first she must dispose of her kidnapped sister, who's time in captivity has found her sympathetic and dedicated to restoring peace...

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Der Rosenkavalier

February 8-March 13, 2016

Disguises, duels and duets are the order of the day in Richard Strauss' magnificently extravagant Der Rosenkavalier, or the Rose-bearer, being the name of an engagement tradition in mid eighteenth century Vienna. The task is simple, elect someone to deliver to your beloved a silver rose as proof of your love and reap the reward in matrimony. But woe-betide you if you chose the wrong man, especially if he is younger, more handsome and altogether a lot more desirable than you...

Lyric Opera of Chicago: The King and I

April 29-May 22, 2016

The King and I comes to Chicago in a union of blazing Broadway theatricality and Lyric Opera grand opulence! Set in 19th Century Thailand, it's the story of the unlikely romance that blossoms between Siam's King, and an English widowed governess, Anna Leonownes.

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