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  • Lyric Opera of Chicago: Don Quichotte

    Until Dec 7, 2016

  • Lyric Opera of Chicago: The Magic Flute

    Dec 10, 2016 - Jan 27, 2017

  • Straight No Chaser

    Dec 17, 2016

  • Lyric Opera of Chicago: Norma

    Jan 28 - Feb 24, 2017

  • Lyric Opera of Chicago: Carmen

    Feb 11 - Mar 25, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Don Quichotte Poster

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Don Quichotte

Until December 7, 2016

Miguel de Cervante's day-dreaming hero Don Quixote is brought to life again by iconic bass Ferrucio Furlanetto in his signature role in this new to Chicago production from San Diego Opera. The stage glistens with exuberance and celebratory joy in this classic story of love and loyalty and silliness, conducted by music director Sir Andrew Davies!

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Lyric Opera of Chicago: The Magic Flute

December 10, 2016 - January 27, 2017

Pursued by a serpent in a strange land between the sun and the moon, Prince Tamino soon finds himself at the centre of a wild adventure when he is saved by the mysterious handmaidens of the commanding Queen of the Night. Sent on a mission to save the Queen's captured daughter Pamina with a magic flute and bumbling servant Papageno, Prince Tamino's trials have just begun as he loses his heart to the Princess and comes to realise that the nature of good and evil in this odd place may not be as clear as they first appear.

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Straight No Chaser

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December 17, 2016

The 10-man a-capella group, who found fame on Youtube after forming at Indiana University, continue to dazzle with their renditions of pop classic and modern chart hits, including "Let It Go", and Pharrell Williams' "Happy". The 2015 The New Old Fashioned Tour follows on the heels of their fourth album release of the same name.

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Norma Poster

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Norma

January 28 - February 24, 2017

Norma is the story of a high priestess whose people are threatened by the invasion of the Roman army. Torn between duty and desire, Norma falls in love with Pollione, a soldier, and bears his children. When Pollione's eye strays, Norma is stuck in a quagmire, should she reveal her betrayal to her people? War and the anger of the gods is invoked in this highly emotive drama that pits love against the bitter-sweet taste of revenge!

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Carmen Poster

Lyric Opera of Chicago: Carmen

February 11 - March 25, 2017

Don't miss Bizet's timeless, sultry masterpiece, in this new-to-Chicago production that first premiered at the Houston Grand Opera. With a libretto by Henry Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy, Carmen first premiered in Paris in 1875 and has come to be regarded as one of the art form's greatest achievements. The ultimate tale of the femme fatale and how her ruthless behaviour leads those around her astray, including the quiet, sensible Don Jose, who finds himself drawn to the seductive but fatally dangerous beauty...

Civic Opera House

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20 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

  • Year opened: 1929
  • Capacity: 3563
  • Concession stands
  • Merchandise booths
  • Disabled access
  • In-house bar
  • Coat check

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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Siam Rice
0.01 mi away at 117 N Wells St

Lloyd's
0.04 mi away at 1 South Wacker

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ABM Parking Services
0.07 mi away at 1 S. Lower Wacker Dr.

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Building
0.08 mi away at 10 & 30 S. Wacker Dr.

Poetry Garage
0.15 mi away at 201 W. Madison St.

Franklin Center
0.18 mi away at 227 W. Monroe St.

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0.11 mi away at 1 South Franklin
3 Star, Prices from $109


0.23 mi away at 171 West Randolph
3 Star, Prices from $118

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