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  • Lyric Opera - Rigoletto

    Until Nov 3, 2017

  • Lyric Opera - Die Walkure

    Nov 1 - 30, 2017

  • Lyric Opera - The Pearl Fishers

    Nov 19 - Dec 10, 2017

  • Lyric Opera - Turandot

    Dec 5, 2017 - Jan 27, 2018

  • Straight No Chaser

    Dec 9, 2017

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Lyric Opera - Rigoletto

Until November 3, 2017

The Lyric Opera revive Verdi's ferocious clown in this tragic masterpiece full of vengeance and venom. Based on Victor Hugo's play La roi s'amuse (The King Amuses Himself) Rigoletto is a raw and powerful story, expertly scored by some of Verdi's most famous compositions. Don't miss one of opera's most unforgettable characters as he scrapes to save his beloved daughter from a vicious curse he brought upon himself.

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Lyric Opera - Die Walkure

November 1 - 30, 2017

The Lyric Opera continue their epic reimagining of Wagner's monumental Ring Cycle after 2016's much-loved production of the first in the series, Das Rheingold. The battle between Gods and mortals for dominion continues apace in this explosive and majestic follow-up that pits love against power once more. The most romantic of the Ring operas, don't miss this emotionally intense and exciting new production!

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Lyric Opera - The Pearl Fishers

November 19 - December 10, 2017

Friendship is pushed to its limits this beautifully exotic work from Bizet that takes us back in time to ancient Ceylon (Sri Lanka) to a lush landscape where two fishermen find themselves subjected to a difficult test of loyalty in the face of true love. Sweeping and romantic with an alluring score, The Pearl Fishers is a wonderful entry point into the opera.

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Lyric Opera - Turandot

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December 5, 2017 - January 27, 2018

Giacomo Puccinis magnum opus is a tale set in a fantastical realm of legendary China. The Princess of the title name, Turandot, is played by American Soprano Amber Wagner (star Ryan Opera Center alumni) with Italian tenor, Stefano La Colla debuting as Calaf, a determined suitor. The cast makes the music of Puccini's final opera come alive under the baton of Maestro Sir Andrew Davis and Director Rob Kearley, who is making his Lyric opera debut.

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Straight No Chaser

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December 9, 2017

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.

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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