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  • Sir Bryn Terfel in Recital

    Feb 2, 2020

  • Lyric Opera of Chicago - Madama Butterfly

    Feb 6, 2020

  • Lyric Opera of Chicago - The Queen of Spades

    Feb 15 - Mar 1, 2020

  • Lyric Opera of Chicago - Gotterdammerung

    Apr 4 - 18, 2020

  • Lyric Opera of Chicago: Das Rheingold

    Apr 13 - 27, 2020

Sir Bryn Terfel in Recital Poster

Sir Bryn Terfel in Recital

February 2, 2020

Sir Bryn Terfel is one of the world's most cherished singers and he returns to Chicago for the first time in many years as part of Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2019/20 season. The Welsh-born bass-baritone has delighted audiences in many of the world's most prestigious venues, his sublime voice and captivating personality cementing his status as one of the greatest classical artists of his time. February's recital will surely be one of the standout events of the year.

Lyric Opera of Chicago - Madama Butterfly Poster

Lyric Opera of Chicago - Madama Butterfly

February 6, 2020

One of the most widely recognized operas in the world, it has spawned many adaptations in the 110 years since its premiere at La Scala. The 2019/20 season will see the Lyric Opera present this extraordinary rendition of this bittersweet tragedy, with the most memorable climatic scene in the canon.

Lyric Opera of Chicago - The Queen of Spades Poster

Lyric Opera of Chicago - The Queen of Spades

February 15 - March 1, 2020

One man's obsession with learning the secret to winning at cards is the disastrous tale of terror in Modest and Pytor Tchaikovsky's brooding opera, which comes to town in this new to Chicago production as part of the Lyric Opera's 2019/20 season. Directed by Ben Davis, we follow a desperate soldier whose mission to rise above his station via the gaming tables proves to be his chaotic undoing. Bursting with Russian romanticism, The Queen of Spades is an intense and sweeping work that asks how high would you bet on the price of success.

Lyric Opera of Chicago - Gotterdammerung Poster

Lyric Opera of Chicago - Gotterdammerung

April 4 - 18, 2020

Widely considered the peak of operatic opulence, excess and technical excellence, Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, AKA The Ring Cycle, is an astonishing masterwork. Comprised of some of the most intoxicatingly beautiful Romantic music ever created and spread out over four sweeping epics, no other work in the opera canon comes close in terms of grandeur. Linked together by one thrilling saga, its tapestry-like weaving took Wagner 26 years to complete and the result is a seamless synthesis of drama, story, action, and music.

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Das Rheingold Poster

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Das Rheingold

April 13 - 27, 2020

The Lyric Opera of Chicago mount their epic of Wagner's monumental Ring Cycle this season, beginning with The Rhinegold, starring Christine Goerke, Burkhard Fritz, Eric Owens and Samuel Yorn. Loosely based on the Norse saga 'The Song of the Nibelungs', the ambitious epic follows the journey of a powerful ring, and the fortunes of those who seek to wield it.

Civic Opera House

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20 North Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606

  • Year opened: 1929
  • Capacity: 3563
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The Civic Opera House is a 3,563 seat venue, making it the second-largest opera auditorium in North America. It was originally built for the Chicago Civic Opera, but today is the permanent home of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Its excellent design allows for perfect sightlines from every seat and top-class acoustics. The Lyric Opera of Chicago bought the space it was renting and the venue underwent a major renovation in 1993, which was completed in 1996.

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