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Lyric Opera of Chicago

Chicago Loop, Illinois

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Lyric Opera of Chicago

Chicago Loop, Illinois

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Katy Benedict

22 August 2019

Beautiful

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Jessica Avitia

22 August 2019

Very well conserved historic building

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Amanda Rose

22 August 2019

Pretty

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Nikki Tillman

8 August 2019

Great workers very helpful

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Ronald Gniedziejko

1 August 2019

Enjoyed musical w friends

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E String

24 July 2019

Best tour ever!! Jerry was amazing!!

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Maureen Pearson

16 July 2019

Beautiful historical structure

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black Joh

16 July 2019

Die harf 3 the federal bank

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Mink Lashames

9 July 2019

My son's graduation was there. Excellent location.

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Given Tanri

9 July 2019

Great operas, and they have student discounts too if you subscribe to NEXT. I always love the innovative works through Lyric Unlimited as well. Don’t understand Italian? No worries, they have translations projected into a screen above. Bring a pair of small binoculars, and you will be blown away by the details. Arrive here early, because they are always crowded 15 minutes before a show. More...

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Brandon Builds

9 July 2019

Beautiful

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Joette Ojeda

30 June 2019

Amazing productions.

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Sabha Ganai

30 June 2019

Beautiful theater. Saw Westside Story, which was considered their musical for the season, but technically quite operatic.

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Ashley Cooper

30 June 2019

Beautiful theatre with an amazing performance of West Side Story. Students : they have a discount program!!! Use it!

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Heather Patton

30 June 2019

Beautiful building, excellent performance, very helpful friendly staff.

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Kris Mcmonagle

30 June 2019

Beautiful theater. Saw West Side Story. Was great.

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Carol Berres

30 June 2019

Views of stage are great no matter the seat - this is upper balcony - 4th row - left side - still had a very good view of stage

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Jasmin Lopez

30 June 2019

Simple BEAUTIFUL!!! If you are going there best way is by cab/uber/lyft

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Carmine Campana

30 June 2019

Love it great venue

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Barb Dean

30 June 2019

Absolutely beautiful opera house with fantastic acoustics, extremely talented orchestra and performers. The production of West Side Story would make Bernstein proud!

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Mia Reilly

30 June 2019

The Lyric Opera of Chicago has always been my favorite venue to see shows that range fromOpera favorites to Broadway musicals. Recently, I saw West Side Story on stage here and it was fantastic! The performances of the actors was beyond anything I've ever seen in a musical. I highly recommend seeing a performance at the Lyric Opera to any tourist of Chicago or local, because it is an unforgettable experience! More...

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Juanita Saucedo

30 June 2019

Beautiful theater

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Margaret Farr

30 June 2019

Such a classy, elegant building!

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Vanessa Liveris

30 June 2019

Awesome acoustics!

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Carla Pereyra

30 June 2019

Beautiful place and performances

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Alphonzo adams

30 June 2019

West Side Story!!!!

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Sara Stern

30 June 2019

Beautiful environment and excellent acoustics

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Michael Hale

30 June 2019

Awesome venue, but the drink lines could use a lot more speed.

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Phil Carey

30 June 2019

Stunning venue

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Amy Dworsky

30 June 2019

Always great performances

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Frank Walton

30 June 2019

Enjoyed the Westside Story and delightful venue with lots of historic perspectives.

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Daniel Brownstone

30 June 2019

West side story was spectacular!

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James Derrig

30 June 2019

Beautiful building, truly a gem of the city. The staff is very courteous and the quality of productions is world class. I wouldn't mind if the seats were a bit more comfortable.

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Adrian George Garcia

30 June 2019

Always a great show

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JannahRichardson

30 June 2019

Great performances good security, amazing scenary and comfortable seating.

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Diana Dreger

30 June 2019

Gorgeous venue! Incredible actually! Really great show!

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Armando Reyes

30 June 2019

Beautiful

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Rg Kempa

30 June 2019

Wonderful venue to watch the play "West Side Story"!

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Erica Cobbs

30 June 2019

It was spacious and beautiful.

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sallie kraus

30 June 2019

Beautiful Art Deco theater. West Side Story was very well done!

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Thomas Matthews Sr.

3 June 2019

Fantastic production of West Side Story! My first time at The Lyric. Great venue, awesome acoustics. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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Jennifer Albertalli

1 June 2019

Great staff, amazing talent and a wonderful evening!!

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Tony Valentín

31 May 2019

A stunning venue with friendly and helpful staff.

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r herrold

30 May 2019

West side story, performance was quite faithful to the Broadway one. A strong voiced young cast, with all the ballet stylingGreat fun with the Sharks and the JetsOne anachronism: a chrome plated semi-auto pistol was used, rather than a period correct blued revolver

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Adam

30 May 2019

Fantastic Theatre, great acoustics. We were in the upper level so it wasn't the best view, but we could see pretty well and could hear everything. We saw West Side Story as a Mother's and Fathers day gift to my parents. Is was pretty great! More...

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ash olives

30 May 2019

Great interior and spacious, amazing acoustics and view of the stage no matter how far away you are. Just got finished seeing West Side Story and had an excellent time. They do have intermission and snacks and all served (just the standard stuff) More...

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Stuart Green

30 May 2019

The opera house is stunningly beautiful, the acoustics are wonderful and the production of West Side Story was lush in sou d, big orchestra. It had remarkable soloists, great dancing, and a clever set.It was faithful to Bernstein, Sondheim, and Robbins, but felt more contemporary. Best ticket in town! More...

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Erin Sanders

30 May 2019

The classic art deco opera house in Chicago. Beautiful! In between the opera seasons they occasionally stage a production of a Broadway Musical. Today's performance of West Side Story was superb. More...

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Sandy Sweeney

30 May 2019

Wonderful venue!

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Susan Riordan

30 May 2019

Amazing performance of West Side Story!

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Larry Grose

30 May 2019

Beautiful theater, wonderful acoustics, excellent show but they could hire another bartender or five. The line was so long and so slow that many customers went back to their seats afraid to miss the show after intermission.

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Erin Blough

30 May 2019

First time attending a performance at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and my experience was amazing.

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Christina San Miguel

30 May 2019

I loved the overall experience. They close the doors and don't allow anyone in or out during the show but do give a midshow intermission so that you may use the restroom or buy drinks. When the show is about to start or intermission is almost over there is a warning sound and the lights on the wall start to flash letting you know to return to your seats. The facilities were clean and they have plenty of workers available for assistance. We took in a small group of elders and they have main level facilities reserved for them and they tag the walkers and all assistive devices and take them directly to their seats when the show is over. More...

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Sun Shine

30 May 2019

Very pleasant experience except for rude person behind me bumping my seat.

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Brad Skrbec

30 May 2019

The best of Chicago's theatre era. The performances these walls must have seen are mind boggling. Westside sorry was wonderful.

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Dean Ogren

30 May 2019

Always enjoy a night at the Opera...Particularly with Dinner

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Joe Arden

30 May 2019

We went to watch West Side Story.The Lyric is Nostalgic and Beautiful. A must see location if you're ever visiting Chicago

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Donna Stefani

30 May 2019

They never disappoint, always great productions. Had dinner before at the bistro.

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Juan Fonseca

30 May 2019

Beautiful place. Not a bad seat in the house.

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Ryan Kosman

30 May 2019

Beautiful venue, amazing show (West Side Story). The seats could be more comfortable, given that theater-goers are in them for some time.

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Celia Montenegro

30 May 2019

I enjoyed the play very much.They were playing West Side Story.

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Patrick Caroff

30 May 2019

I went here to see a production of West Side Story. Despite performing in a few musicals myself in high school I have seen only 3 broadway shows and 3 not on broadway. This production was fantastic and as an aspiring opera singer, seeing the hall was magic I hope I will be able to attend and opera in this beautiful house sometime in the not so distant future. More...

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Laura Castro

30 May 2019

this place is recommended

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Azell Edwards

30 May 2019

The staff is super friendly and the atmosphere is great.

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David Ruda

30 May 2019

The beauty of the lyric before west side story begins!

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Leonard Monroe

30 May 2019

Very good play and music

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sparkle monkey

30 May 2019

Oh the acoustics and accouterments made my monkey sparkle!

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Jeffrey Littleton

30 May 2019

Loved West Side Story

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David Diego Rodriguez

30 May 2019

Saw a great performance of West Side Story!

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Letitia Bunge

30 May 2019

This is my fourth Mother's Day weekend event at the Lyric Opera as I live in New Mexico. Always a highlight of my year!

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Maria Sanchez

30 May 2019

Beautiful, but the seats aren't very comfy

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Constance Willegal

30 May 2019

Just experienced West Side Story.....the sound system at the Lyric is soooo good. Loved the show. The music and the dancing were suberb!

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Robert Kastigar

30 May 2019

Saw West Side Story with my daughter. 2nd balcony picture of our view.

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Esther Larios

30 May 2019

Awesome theater. A must visit if you go downtown Chicago.

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Let's Stay Together Talk Show

30 May 2019

Great place.

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Kitty G

30 May 2019

Great productions, professional theater and opera. Beautiful place.

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christopher spear

30 May 2019

beautiful place. so grand.

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Jackie Sanguy

30 May 2019

West side story was fabulous. The ushers were very efficient.

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Audrey Summe

30 May 2019

We watched The West Side Story and it was amazing!

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David Kleinberg

30 May 2019

Drinks are too pricey

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Trinity

30 May 2019

Fantastic time seeing West Side Story. The music, acting, and singing were phenomenal! Tony and Maria were remarkable!

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Susan Labaj

30 May 2019

If you see only one West Side Story restaging this year let this be the one!

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Tom Stratton

30 May 2019

Love the operas and shows here. Not a bad seat in the house and productions are wonderful!

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Vanessa Cruz

30 May 2019

West Side Story was amazing!!!

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Todd Sander

30 May 2019

Great venue. Comfortable seats. Way overpriced refreshments. The sound system needs some work. It was intrusive to the show.

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James Swan

30 May 2019

Beautiful needs more bathrooms

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Sassy Girl

30 May 2019

A must experience at least once. Be prepared for long lines during intermission for drinks

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Zain Palacios

30 May 2019

West side story was the best. That orchestra was amazing.

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Marcia Nikodem

30 May 2019

West Side Story was amazing. Tony's voice was fantastic. Had a wonderful musical experience!

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Lisa Polk

30 May 2019

Great venue to see a performance

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Nursebob Isham

30 May 2019

West Side Story Superior in all aspects.

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Carrie Emrikson

30 May 2019

Beautiful theater. Very classy. Comfortable seats in the balcony

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melissa morris

30 May 2019

Beautiful, historic building. Great experience!

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Barbara Katoll-Koons

30 May 2019

Amazing talent, from dance to song,to sets to acting, to music!amazing!

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Lexy N.

30 May 2019

This place is gorgeous and has a great stage, and the experience is spectacular. There are attendants for elevators as well as ushering and they make sure every need and question is taken care of.

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marlene alcorn

30 May 2019

The singing and dancing by these actors were as good as the movie Westside story.

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Scotty Zacher

30 May 2019

My favorite theatre in Chicago!

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Louise Palesh

30 May 2019

West Side Story production was outstanding! And the opera house was gorgeous, great sound...

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Robert Girolamo

30 May 2019

Nice to see West Side Story in a unique venue

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James Horchem

30 May 2019

West Side Story was excellent.

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John Fitterer

30 May 2019

Fantastic leads, cast, and set for West Side Story.

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Laurie Ramirez

30 May 2019

This place is always an awesome place to come love it

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Brent Stern

30 May 2019

The lyric opera house is an amazing place to see a show. unfortunately, the show that we went to see, Westside story, was not very good.

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Sal Anzalone

30 May 2019

Exceptional performance

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Louie N.

22 May 2019

I haven't been here in years.  It was great to revisit.  I had to see West Side Story before it closed.  Upon entering the ticket scanner was very friendly.  Went to restroom which was clean, decent.  The interior was clean, beautiful.  They have several costumes used in prior shows on display throughout the venue.  They have bars scattered throughout.  The only problem I encountered was u cannot take opened refreshments into theater.  U mean I purchased an $8 beer and I have to drink it up before I can enter theater  Not cool.  That costed them a star there.  Otherwise the theater is beautiful, classic, great acoustics.  A landmark for sure. More...

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Alisha M.

22 May 2019

Lyric Opera is beautiful and the shows are great so I have nothing to complain about there. The prices for seats are reasonable and they offer the Poetry Garage which is a short walk. I also like that they have a picture booth set up and refreshments that you can purchase during intermissions. If I could complain about one thing it would be the rushing around at the entrance that you get from the employees to hurry up with your tickets and they do not play around during intermission restroom breaks either you better be quick because it is like boot camp up in there with the staff. More...

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Tavi J.

12 May 2019

Such a beautiful and historic spot! I have been here for several events, but the most recent one was for the James Beard Awards Gala. I had excellent seats on the main floor. The outside was buzzing on the red carpet with celebrity chefs and actors/actresses.Inside the ornate style and historic elements give it an old world charm. Love this theater and have such a great time when I come here! More...

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Lisa Chien

30 April 2019

We enjoyed the opera family day event. Children enjoyed all crafts. Face paintings by the professionals who do opera actors makeup are amazing. 20 mins a session for each group demonstration is great. The pieces demoed in the performance are so fun and interesting for the introduction and get the feeling how operas are. It is well though and organized. More...

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Carlette Rosales

30 April 2019

Lovely venue. Great acoustics. Perfect location... easy to find. Plenty of concessions. Fun extras like the camera and red carpet backdrop!

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Dawn Coughlin

30 April 2019

Very clean

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Christian Hubbard

30 April 2019

Loved there family day. A real well done and thought out experience.

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Ed Luisette Kraal

30 April 2019

With student tickets my daughter got great discounts. I love this place

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Jeffrey King

30 April 2019

Sound of Music production was awesome!

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Steve Gubin

30 April 2019

Attended Renee Fleming 25th Anniversary concert. Concert itself was amazing but so was the friendliness and helpfulness of the people who work at the Lyric. People who have never been to an opera here sometimes mistakenly imagine an elitist and "stuck up" atmosphere, catering only to the wealthy. As regards the people who work here, nothing could be further from the truth. If you're in the Chicago area, you owe it to yourself to come here. More...

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Stephen Romero

30 April 2019

Such a beautiful decor, and the shows they have here are wonderful. I wish I could come more often but my wallet doesn't permit it.

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Caleb Tolleson

30 April 2019

Beautiful venue, and very austere. I have always enjoyed attending and going to this wondrous opera house.

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Raime Ann Vandermyde

30 April 2019

Beautiful! I was definitely glad to see they had a subtitle ticker above the stage. Personable bartenders who genuinely care about your experience. Lovely extras to look at everywhere you turn! More...

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Kim E.

2 April 2019

TL;DR - not a bad seat in the house - coat check available and opera glasses - screen with English translations of lyrics- incredible interior architecture - Opera is for anyone and everyone My very first opera experience was with lyric opera. It was incredible. The talent, costumes, set, ambiance, and show blew me out of the water. When I was selecting my seats I really didn't know what to expect for how the view would be. I sat in the lower balcony on the third floor and my view was fantastic. The seating chart doesn't do the venue justice. It is very intimate and hardly a bad seat in the house. They also have a cash coat check for $2 an item. Something I would have liked to have known is you can also check out opera glasses from the coat check. la Traviata was incredible and they had a little screen above the stage showing the English translations of the lyrics. This makes seeing a show super approachable. You don't need to know everything about opera to enjoy it.  I grabbed a mid show intermission glass of Prosecco to refresh myself and wandered around the venue a little bit. Don't be afraid to visit with other patrons! I met some really lovely people. The inside of the opera house is gorgeous to say the least. I hope to go again soon! More...

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Elad Ayalon

30 March 2019

Very impressive and historical landmark to visit.The whole event is pretty well organized - lines may seem long for the show and coat checking, but they are handled professionally and quickly.Staff is also very nice and polite. Word of advice - students can get 20$ tickets for really good sits (picture is the view from my sit which I got as a student). More...

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Peter Mamerow

30 March 2019

I subscribe, so of course this review will be positive. In fact I come down from Milwaukee eight times a year to enjoy the productions. The quality of the singing, the productions, the staging, and the stage direction is generally excellent. Not always, but almost always. I've sat in the balcony and I have sat on the main floor and there's no comparison. If you can afford it, I strongly urge the purchase have a main floor ticket. Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the best opera companies in the United States. I feel fortunate to live so close. More...

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Lei Tian

30 March 2019

Best sounds, big different from youtube

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Giuliana Benabdallah

30 March 2019

It is very beautiful and the opera of La Traviata was amazing!!

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Amaris Mathews

30 March 2019

Extremely beautiful theatre. Very intimate. Acoustics are wonderful. Had a phenominal evening I will never forget

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V. C. Tirumalai

30 March 2019

I am a subscriber for more than ten years. The Opera House is a great facility. The productions can be hit or miss. They seem to be more interested in getting hot directors and productions, rather than top singers. The quality of the subscriber relationship is going down too. I know many long time subscribers who have stopped due to bad customer service. BTAIM, this is still a world class Opera House. You just put up with some odd productions to get something sublime once in a while. La Boheme this year. Lucia recently. Plus not many Opera houses can put on a Ring cycle. You takes the good with the bad. Overall I am glad we're fortunate enough to have something like this. I miss Bill Mason. More...

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pm ps

30 March 2019

Wonderful!

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Yekaterina Mykolayenko

30 March 2019

Beautiful performances!

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t henning

30 March 2019

Balcony my favorite

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Guy Stalnaker

30 March 2019

Love the Lyric. One of the world's best Opera companies.

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Amanda Kotsy

30 March 2019

Always amazing an performance

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Bill Walters

30 March 2019

La Traviata - Great singing!

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Erica Ramírez

30 March 2019

Amazing experience at the Opera of Chicago, stunning architecture and fantastic play

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jessica sucilla

30 March 2019

I loved love this place. It’s almost magical as you walk in. I suggest you dress up and get the whole experience. When you first arrive try to be an hour early so you can order intermission food ahead of time. We ordered ahead at the Bistro. We chose desert and champagne for our first intermission. The desert I had is pictured it was the Opera cake. The cake was very decadent. I loved it. The pink champagne I ordered was so good and only $11 a glass. I suggest you try both. We also took our time to walk around and visit several floors since there are beautiful gowns throughout. Vera Wang is one of the designers. They also have several stations between acts where you can get a snack or drink and not have to wait in long lines. They are very prompt to start and give you warning bells. Overall Ariodante the Opera we saw was good and kept our attention. It definitely is a Romantic comedy and a nice change to what I normally watch. One of the main characters was sick and had a sub but it did not matter the sub was great. I don’t want to get into too much detail and give things away. Overall, I will be coming back to this Opera house and will possibly try a box seat out next. The seats we had were right up front 3rd row on the side. It would have been nice to be in the middle more but honestly this was a good seat for me. More...

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K Kreutzer

30 March 2019

Wonderful building, lovely performance of La Traviata. The costuming was amazing!

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E.K Martinez

30 March 2019

Always an awesome venue!

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David Biby

30 March 2019

Beautiful facility that's easy to navigate. Parking reasonably nearby. Best yet, the show (J C Superstar) was superb.

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mari scharon

30 March 2019

Nice place

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Julia Kligman

30 March 2019

The best

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Viola Kolcan

30 March 2019

Great place for your soul and spirit

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MICHAEL JAMES SCHRAM

30 March 2019

First time Lyric Opera of Chicago visit. From the valet parking customer service, to the fabulous Grand Foyer, to the pleasant individuals serving drinks etc, and then to the outstanding costumes and the dynamic acoustics. All the performers were captivating. A pure joy. Highly recommend. More...

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Veronika Mykhailovska

30 March 2019

Beautiful Opera. Good view from back seets too. Nice sound and good subtitles. Wonderful artists playing.

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Finn Ross

28 February 2019

It is hard to know what the bigger spectacle is at the Lyric - the many fine productions on the stage or the building itself. The auditorium is vast and exquisite in the detailed Egyptian style art work.I’ve seen several productions here and the standard of music and stage craft is always high. There is a spot down centre you can always see the singers creep towards for the big not and when it comes it sounds great in this auditorium. More...

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Ally Martin

28 February 2019

It’s a truly classy and wonderful place!

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t.e. Napolez

28 February 2019

Great venue, wonderful performance.

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Arpita Banerjee

28 February 2019

Nice

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Irene Peterson

28 February 2019

Beautiful venue to enjoy an opera.

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H Hathaway Miranda

28 February 2019

Heat was on too high! Kind staff. Beautiful set.

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LORENA FARIÑAS

28 February 2019

Hermoso

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Arturo Meneses

28 February 2019

The scenery, acting and voices were good. My son was very happy to have the English titles. It was enjoyable.

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Marie TenElshof

28 February 2019

Fabulous music! Magnificent staging! Great night out!!!

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Annick Terrand

28 February 2019

Le lieu est magnifique, mais on est très ramassis et on ne voit pas la scene: les fauteuils sont te alignés. Dommage

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Gary Hansen

28 February 2019

We saw Elektra. It was fantastic.

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Cora Walters

28 February 2019

Incredible experience!! My husband and I seen Elektra on Valentine's Day and it was superb. The building is breathtaking and as classy as can be. Thank you

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Andrea Matlak

28 February 2019

First class music & singing.

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max cutlip

28 February 2019

Lovely theatre and tasteful sets.

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John Madigan

28 February 2019

Lovely operas- beautiful staging, singing, conducting, opera house, the works! Love going!

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Richard Ryan

28 February 2019

A Chicago landmark and world class opera house. I've been attending operas at Lyric for 20+ years and it's a great evening every time we attend.

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Brian Janz

28 February 2019

Nice original decor, EXCELLENT sound characteristics

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Eric Cruz

28 February 2019

Simply Beautiful in phenomenal

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Sunny Sharma

28 February 2019

One of the great classic buildings in Chicago. It has stayed true to the original architecture, which makes it beautiful.

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LuCinda Gustavson

28 February 2019

I love Lyric Opera! The hall is small enough that the view is great even from the very back row in the highest balcony. The quality of the operas is, of course, world class.

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nancy thomas

28 February 2019

A nice place to go if you want to soak in some culture!!!!!

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Shin O.

16 February 2019

With awestriking architecture, beautiful interior design, and the inevitable elegance and class that oozes out of the Opera shows throughout the auditorium, Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the landmarks you must visit. The money you pay for is irrelevant to the musical experience and the memories you will make here. The overall experience made me feel like being on a cruise or at a royal ball. An unforgettable night is made possible here.I watched La Boheme at the Lyric. Although I sat towards the back of the auditorium, the seating locating did not take away much of the show. The auditorium is designed in such a way that makes it so.If you are a regular opera fan or have never gone to an opera, make your next visit Lyric Opera of Chicago. You will not be disappointed. More...

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Camille H.

6 February 2019

My husband and I went on opening night of Elektra. We had a great view in the dress circle and could see both the stage as well as the subtitles that were displayed on the top right of the stage. I was glad that we picked a balcony seat, as the opera was in German and the English subtitles were helpful. While the Lyric Opera House was beautiful and the talent of the singers and orchestra was wonderful, I would give this opera only 4 stars as it was not very lively and the scenery was not very dynamic. I did enjoy the way that light was used during the performance, however I found the story to be somewhat lackluster. This is only the 2nd opera I have seen however, and I do plan to return for another show later this spring to give it another try. I think my main issues were with the plot of the opera itself and not the actual production. More...

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Scott H.

3 February 2019

Great Experience!The interior is gorgeous- from the lobby ceilings to the auditorium.  The bartenders are friendly and helpful.  His suggestion that I order and prepay for food and drink at the intermission was perfect.  Everything was waiting for us on a side counter.  The opera troop is excellent.  What a wonderful evening. More...

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Jesse Merchant

30 January 2019

AWESOME

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Barry Elmore

30 January 2019

World class opera with world class performers. Many of the productions are stunning in their lavishness.

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Jae'Nae Gaines

30 January 2019

Great venue and seating!

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Stefano Lanzi

30 January 2019

Awesome! There isn't a bad seat in the house!

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Trieu Xuan Uyen

30 January 2019

20 N Upper Wacker Dr

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Minecraft Lush

30 January 2019

It is amazing go there 1

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Lupe Bunay

30 January 2019

Beautiful...

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andy schaeffer

30 January 2019

Great place to see an opera and also great place to go eat before the opera

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Tim Auch

30 January 2019

The performances are powerful and flawless in the fantastic theater. To get the full Lyric Opera experience, come dressed in jackets, ties, and gowns. Allow 15 min for a coat check (always check your coat if you can) and double that when collecting your coats after the performance. Also allow 15 min to get a drink before the performance and remember to have them put it in a paper cup, then go find a lid for it - when you get the lids, bring some back for the others still in line so that they can make it into the auditorum before the doors get closed.Then enjoy a great show! More...

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Ma Luisa Romo

30 January 2019

A landmark in the city and perfect place for outstanding shows.

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Sean Salehi

30 January 2019

Great plays you can only find in 5 major cities in the US

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Martopi Adams

30 January 2019

It was nice

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Jonathan Hey

30 January 2019

You shouldn't miss going.

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David Dickson

30 January 2019

Beautiful theater and top quality performances. Just sooooo expensive...

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Nubine Stardust

30 January 2019

Enjoyed the e event, parking is horrible.

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Kevin Elens

30 January 2019

It is hard to say anything bad about this institution, except too many people like it and it is expensive

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Nadya Lebedeva

30 January 2019

I've always LOVED this venue. The only thing that I would change, is expanding the women's washrooms. There's always a 50+ person line at intermission, while the men don't have a line at ALL!!! P.s. IF you're a wine/ drink lover, I just found out that you can PRE-ORDER intermission drinks, BEFORE the show starts!!! Also, if you ever get a chance to do a back stage tour, DO IT!!! It's rather amazing! More...

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donna Williams

30 January 2019

Absolutely beautiful. Truly enjoyed it. Can't wait to see another one.

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Peace Vibes

30 January 2019

Not only are the operas a grand to-do...but so is the historic opera house itself. Beauty surrounds all from ceiling and chandeliers to floor and red carpet. The choice of performances are a range, so there is always something for someone! I happen to be a Wagner fan and am never disappointed! More...

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Wayne Bisaillon

30 January 2019

Great venue

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Elliott Dudnik

30 January 2019

Long time subscriber always a great experience everyone should try going to the opera

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George Truitt

30 January 2019

Friendly staff. Good place to relax and watch a nice Opera, and there is a nice bar for soda and drinks during intermission.

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dre thompson

30 January 2019

Very nice place well designed nice Art in the basement

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Mary Jo Werbiansky

30 January 2019

A treasure in the loop along the river. Best operatic singers in the world perform treasured traditional operas and exciting new operas, too. Recently, more concerts and musicals have been added. Architecturally stunning. More...

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Kyle Kays

30 January 2019

Great shows preformed in a beautiful historic building. Seats are uncomfortable though, which can be rough during long performances.

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Irina Solovieva

30 January 2019

We went to see Shen Yun performance. It was incredible.

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Kenneth Simpson

30 January 2019

There's a BEAUTIFUL floor monitor who made my day. Thank you PATRICIA BELL

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Evgenia Hutson

30 January 2019

Went to see La Boheme and the performance and production were truly world class. The building itself is incredible inside too!

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Andreas O.

24 January 2019

Checking out the Chicago Lyric Opera has been on my to-do list for sometime now, as I've always enjoyed the performances held in Millennium Park in summer prior to Opening Night.The building itself is grand and historic, and it adds to the overall experience. There's a restaurant to the side and multiple bars to grab a drink before the show begins. The performance, Cendrillon, was spectacular and the acoustics were really impressive. I will definitely return for another show soon. More...

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Marlenaz Z.

7 January 2019

A night at the opera can be as elegant as you like. Seats are available at a wide variety of prices. The opera house is beautiful and has great acoustics. The presentations are world-class with impressive sets, costumes, orchestra, and performers. I love this place More...

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Pamela Trinco

30 December 2018

Incredible venue, great party, fabulous wine, service A+++

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Alan Wakefield

30 December 2018

Cendrillon was great!

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Samuel Laker

30 December 2018

It's Lyric Opera. Does someone look at reviews for Lyric Opera? Go see an opera in person, potential opera-goer. Go early for the lecture and remember to bring your opera glasses. Your life will only be better for it. More...

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Natallia Basava

30 December 2018

Hands down, what needs to be said. Every performance is spectacular

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Latoyakey Sanders

30 December 2018

The is the best concert that you might want to go. Even though they might have other concert that you might be interested in.

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Michael Woods

30 December 2018

Such a cultural blessing to have access to this venue.

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Shyla Haltom

30 December 2018

Good

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Kendall Wilson

30 December 2018

Great experience with great food and drinks at the Graham Room.

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Daniel Warmuth

30 December 2018

What a beautiful Opera House. A very fun experience. Also, it seemed very accessible to me. People dressed up, people with casual clothes. They show the translation of foreign language operas in a small box, which can help to follow the plot. And most importantly: Amazing performances on the stage!!! More...

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Donna Roberts-Luttrell

30 December 2018

A world-class opera company and orchestra and a Chicago institution

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Jim Zeisler

30 December 2018

Always a wonderful time

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Mary Schindler

30 December 2018

Had a wonderful experience (and pretty good seats) for Straight No Chaser today.

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jay daniels

30 December 2018

Saw John Legend... Incredible!!

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Dave S

30 December 2018

We had our company holiday party here. There were no disappointments at all. The ballroom was set up exquisitely and we danced the night away.

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Amy Weaver

30 December 2018

So fortunate to have such an amazing opera house

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Abhinav Komandur

30 December 2018

Beautiful interior

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Paul Chapa Sr

30 December 2018

Thank you for a fabulous night.

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Michael hoerdeman

30 December 2018

Great place and service

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sue johnson

30 December 2018

Amazing experience, lovely theater... never done this before only whatched on tv and is really not the same, is incredible how they sing and beautiful aswell...

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Tania Bridge

30 December 2018

It was amazing..I enjoyed myself.

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Mark Gagnier

30 December 2018

Beautiful, grand, historic, ornate venue.

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William Brackett

30 December 2018

Straight No Chaser great concert. Love the venue. Always a great staff.

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Caroline Berta

30 December 2018

Beautiful building and helpful staff. A tad confusing to navigate.

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Keith Rench

30 December 2018

Don't act like you're too cool for the opera. I wouldn't strike myself as a fancy guy, I started going to the opera, because my wife made me. Now I'm glad she did! Those singers are impressive!!! They don't even use microphones and you can hear them clear as day from the upper deck! The opera is just like a movie. There are good ones and not so good ones. Do yourself a favor and go to the opera. Just don't go for the first time if it's a 5 hour long opera! More...

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Michael Wilson

30 December 2018

We saw Straight No Chaser. Besides the great show, the architecture is really cool to look at.

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Monika A

30 December 2018

Beautiful landmark!

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Scott S.

30 December 2018

Lovely building

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Slava M

30 December 2018

Very nice place

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Dasha Guyton

30 December 2018

I love the aesthetic of the theatre, the pre show talks with staff, and the amazing music. Eat before you go, shows are long and they only really have drinks and cheese.

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Kay K.

27 December 2018

The Lyric Opera is a beautiful space and wonderful venue. We found parking right across the street thanks to the ParkWhiz app, and I loved the outdoor Christmas decorations. We did arrive with plenty of time for the show; unfortunately, most other people did not seem to do so, as the concert started a full 45 minutes late. In addition, we bought two drinks and with tip our bill was $30-- for sure way more than the whole bottle of wine would have cost. We saw John Legend perform, and of course the concert was amazing. The staff were wonderful and kind, and we could see well from our seats, even on an upper level. I would for sure attend another show, but perhaps get a drink elsewhere beforehand. More...

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Tim Crews-Anderson

30 November 2018

World class!

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David Martin

30 November 2018

World class opera.

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Eric Davis

30 November 2018

Great time. Worth it to buy a sippy cup. Was on my bucket list to go.

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SeFok Chan

30 November 2018

One of the top opera companies in thd USA. I would say it is about the same level as the San Francisco Opera. It is doing one of Wagner's Ring operas each year since 2016. It will do all four in 2020. Each season great operas are staged, many of them blockbusters. Recently there were issues between the player's union and the management, culminating in a recent strike. I am not sure if things are resolved for the long term. In the mean time I am thankful there is a good opera company in Chicago. More...

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EstherSylvia Firlej-Perisin

30 November 2018

Chicago's Lyric Opera is among the world's top opera houses. It opened in 1929, on the heels of the Great Crash. But, like Chicago itself, the Lyric is a survivor. In spite of its less than auspicious beginnings it has grown to become what it is today, a first class opera house that attracks operatic stars and audiences from around the world. The building itself, with its beautiful art nouveau entrance hall is a piece of art in itself well worth a visit. On days of performances there are refreshment stands in the lobby where a patron can buy anything from coffee to champagne. And there are plenty of sparkling clean washrooms when that need arises. Although the theater itself is hughe, the acoustics are wonderful and one does not miss a sigh of a dying heroe, or a tone of any aria. The staff and "angel" volunteers assist with every need and are extremely attentive to patrons who are elderly or have to use wheelchairs, crutches or walkers. With a beautiful ambience, world renown artists and always courteous assistant staff, how could this be less than a 5 star experience. More...

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christina mcgovern

30 November 2018

Beautiful theater!

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Kimberli House

30 November 2018

Going here is an experience. Don't be afraid of opera because you think it's boring or you won't be able to understand it. There are English subtitles easily seen above the stage. The theatre alone is worth going because it is absolutely stunning. Go to at least one show. It'll be good for you! More...

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Scott Jakubowski, CM

30 November 2018

The theater is nice and the staff are extremely friendly and attentive to all needs. However, there are only a few restrooms available and all on the top or lower levels which require stairs. The stairs are very dangerous and we saw people fall. More...

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Ralph Schatz

30 November 2018

Gorgeous singing, beautiful venue

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Judy Maritato

30 November 2018

Fabulous productions in a beautiful theater.

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Pig Toons

30 November 2018

They have opera glasses / binoculars rentals for free at coat check

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Joel Peppers

30 November 2018

Informative tours

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wendy vasquez

30 November 2018

Maravilloso

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Cheryl Berger

30 November 2018

Have attended two dress rehearsals recently. What a treat! Every aspect is wonderful - the singing, of course, the staging, the costumes and more.

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Mari-Lynn PETERS

30 November 2018

Lovely

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Kimberly Theis

30 November 2018

Always a pleasant time - and the only place I know that drinking alcohol from a sippy cup is not only acceptable, but encouraged Loved La Bohème!

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Karen Petitte

30 November 2018

Every performance is Top-Notch. Can't wait to see Cinderella.

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Scott Cuthbert

30 November 2018

Beautiful music and productions of operas and musicals.

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Hugh O'Donnell

30 November 2018

Siegfried was fantastic.

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Dr. Craig Follins

30 November 2018

Excellent venue for great performances. Great place for a opera and other entertainment. Convenient location in the downtown Chicago area.

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moneymasternow

30 November 2018

Balcony seats best sound

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Jen J.

16 November 2018

My gf Liang H. had amazing tickets to Il Domineo that she gifted to us, and it was a truly memorable experience :) Beautiful building, set design, costumes, and music. Fun people watching during intermissions. My fiance and I randomly sing out "Il Domineo" even now, weeks after seeing the opera lol. A Chicago institution :) More...

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Mike Tonelli

30 October 2018

Beautiful venue

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Mike

30 October 2018

One of the finest, beautiful opera houses in the world--no exaggeration. The productions rarely disappoint, the casts are world class, and the company endeavors to champion this art form while leading it into the 21st century.

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Randy Wagner

30 October 2018

The Lyric is a beautiful classic performance space and excellent opera venue. They attract top talent from around the world, which is expected. The less expected is the creativity and visual spectacle the company mounts for each opera. Interesting set design and costing brings an extra dimension.(And for anyone concerned about understanding, there is simultaneous translation above the stage). More...

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Bernadette Foley

30 October 2018

Great production now have mobile ordering

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Suzanne Elble

30 October 2018

Beautiful voices, wonderful Opera House (my favorite) and an opera we had never seen before. All made for a fun evening.

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Dorothy Kuechl

30 October 2018

Always first-rate in every way -- performances, opera house, staff, etc. Enjoyable from start to finish.

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Lewis Jones

30 October 2018

Who doesn't love the Lyric?

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Mihaela Campion

30 October 2018

Great performance

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Eileen Devlin

30 October 2018

Opening Night, Wonderful

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Ralph Green

30 October 2018

The opera was great. They appear to have had some kind of problem with a leak in the roof causing some ceiling damage, and a number of seats were roped off.Worse, there was a light left on behind us that was annoying. We have been there several times, though, and this is atypical. I expect it will be off for the next performance. More...

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Gaby Vargas

30 October 2018

Always an amazing evening at the opera

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KSSW KSSW

30 October 2018

We saw La Bohème last night - this was the first time I had ever seen this particular opera. It was amazing. The performers, the singing, the orchestra, and particularly the sets, were of the highest quality. I have seen many performances at Lyric and have never been disappointed. The staff is wonderful. There was a potential union issue with the musicians that may have affected performance schedules (ours was not affected as it was resolved quickly) and Lyric was on the ball with email notifications and keeping attendees and members up-to-date. I cannot wait for West Side Store in 2019. More...

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DaliusD

30 September 2018

Art deco at its best!

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Master Spankme

30 September 2018

Love balcony

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reev j

30 September 2018

Its gorgeous and its a world class opera company. Nothing compares.

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Kenneth Wright

30 September 2018

Saw Jesus Christ Superstar. An amazing production. We were in the balcony and had a bit of a hard time hearing, so they moved us down to the orchestra section at intermission, which really helped. An amazing venue!

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William Schatz

30 September 2018

Acoustical perfect.

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KelliAnn Lotrich

30 September 2018

Incredible productions, good food, too!

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Cynthia F.

27 September 2018

what can I say? Magnificent and how privileged we are to have this venue in our glorious City! Come support our wonderful Opera and all other events at this incredible venue!

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evan mark

30 August 2018

Hellodear ,Please did you receive the previous message i sent to you Best regards,Evam Mark Esq

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GUADALUPE HERRERA

30 August 2018

Hermoso lugar

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Diana Bartlett

30 August 2018

Something I always enjoy

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Frecky Lewis

30 August 2018

This is it: the reason I visited Chicago eight times a year for nearly a decade. Beautiful large opera house with truly grand-scale performances of magnificent operas. Tickets are available in all price ranges. Legroom isn't fantastic but it's certainly adequate for me, and I'm 6' tall. The free "introductory" talks, held an hour before the performances, are usually informative and entertaining, but it does mean you'll have to eat dinner even earlier for those evening performances! More...

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Ellery Fisher

30 August 2018

Amazing, classic opera in a landmark venue without any pretense. Everyone is welcome and comfortable. Chicago at its very best.

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Julea Mitchell

30 August 2018

Nice, quaint Opera House with varied selections..

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Sweeta Pasko

30 August 2018

My Favorite Theater in Chicago❤Not a bad seat in the house. The higher you sit the better the sound. The acoustics are Amazing. Their productions are magnifico. Always a friendly staff. I recommend taking the train or public transportation. More...

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Bernadette Corsaro

30 August 2018

Overall, we enjoyed our visit. The Lyric is really lovely inside. We saw Jesus Christ Superstar, but my only complaint is that the sound was not good. One actor's microphone didn't work at all! More...

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Vicki Magginnis-Burnett

10 August 2018

Jesus Christ Super Star was spectacular! Jesus, Judas and Mary did a fantastic job. Highly recommend seeing this theatrical masterpiece.

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Sandy Cook Sowa

10 August 2018

Seating at the mezzanine box was so nice. We heard every note of the performance . It was great to be able to adjust chairs for better viewing . The lines for restroom long but went quickly. Temperature was great. Staff went out of their way to help us! More...

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Richard Koch

10 August 2018

A true pleasure and privilege to have attended the presentation of Orphee et Eurydice at the Chicago Lyric Opera! My only disappointment was that it was set in modern times with a car being the cause of Eurydice's death. Interesting that the names weren't changed to go with the times too.

Such a great story that it is hard to imagine everything else not being underwhelming. Not the case here as the orchestra, singers, and members of the Joffrey Ballet caused me to forget about the translation and just enjoy their interpretation of this story.

The technique of using a shadow box and moving the set during the performance added a beauty that at times was just mesmerizing.
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Ann Busse Tucker

10 August 2018

Thank you Lyric Opera for another wonderful season
Thoroughly enjoyed Faust
One of the best seasons in years
Cannot wait for 2018-2019
We already have our subscription season tickets
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Konrad Kuchenbach

10 August 2018

Not everything is a winner, but has a high level of excellence. Have had season tickets since 1970 season but my first performances were in November 1962. Many wonderful memories over the years. More...

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Zachery Taylor McGinnis

10 August 2018

The best musical I’ve seen in years! Don’t wait for it to be in a city near you, fly to the Windy City!

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David L Thomas Jr

10 August 2018

It was beautifully presened. The music was magnificent.
However the traffic to get into the Lyric Opera was inexcusable on a Sunday afternoon. Someone has to take the traffic pattern into consideration and fix it. Allowing cams the lineup right across the Crossing of the streets is ridiculous but more importantly the cars lined up two blocks away trying to get people over to other areas was indescribable I'm seriously considering canceling my season tickets it just isn't worth the fight More...

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Roseanne Catanzaro Niese

10 August 2018

We saw Turnadot last night. What a beautiful opera. It was well sung and the sets were beautiful. We had dinner at the Lyric and I’ve eaten there before. It is always good no matter which dining room you choose. More...

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Diane Newbury

10 August 2018

We saw Puccini's Turandot last night. Wonderful venue, plus the music, voices, and stage work were amazing. The only negative is that there are too few staff working the coat check and the between acts beverage service. Really, one more person would have been very helpful. More...

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Dameon Carot

10 August 2018

You don’t do this opera if you don’t have the voices to showcase it. Not only are the principles wonderful...the chorus never sounded better. A world class production!

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Lori Williams

10 August 2018

Attended my first opera friday the 16th an I really enjoyed myself the whole experience was amazing can't wait to attend another performance and bring my daughter and friends for them to experience there first time opera.

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Brian Wong

10 August 2018

World class opera productions (I Puritani tonight) with amazing performers at the top of their game. Albina Shagimuratova and Lawrence Brownlee had strong performances in this Bel Canto masterpiece. Well conducted and the acoustics were great. Enjoyed dinner before the performance at the third floor Florian Opera Bistro offering a light meal in a quaint setting with numerous photos of past opera legends that performed here. The staff at the opera shop were nice and attentive. A fantastic place for people new to opera and veteran opera goers. More...

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Sean Creamer

10 August 2018

Jesus Christ Superstar was a fantastic performance. Vocally magnificent. However there was a HUGE problem with the lighting. The three levels of floodlights stage right completely blinded most of us sitting house right during a large number of scenes. Everyone around me had the same problem. I urge the lighting director to go sit in house right rear orchestra and see how bright these lights are shining at the audience, to the point that actors in front of them become invisible. Not to mention it is simply annoying to have floodlights blinding you half the show. More...

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Cindy Schwartz Kienzle

10 August 2018

We love everything about The Lyric Opera — it’s our fourth year and we can’t wait for the next season. It’s like a very special gift to ourselves. And, I might add, that it’s not only for the privileged; The Lyric makes it affordable for even us mere mortals to enjoy :) More...

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Sharon Maslona

10 August 2018

Usually I go to most of the operas however due to time constraints this was my first this season. Everything lyric was awesome. The valet experience, the ladies in their opera capes, the bartender, the usher, the venue, the music. I wasn’t a big fan of the storyline but hey Mozart saw things differently than me. Everything was great. Especially Boris at coat check. Wonderful, bubbly personality just really made the experience! Thanks Lyric More...

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David Freeman

10 August 2018

A world class company in a historic venue. I enjoyed pre-opera meals in both the Pedersen Room on the ground floor (which is prix fixe) and Florian's Opera Bistro on the third floor nicely decorated with photos of past productions. The interior of the Civic Opera House is an Art Deco masterpiece. A night at LOC is not to be missed! More...

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Ed Jacobi

10 August 2018

I’m back to see it a second time on the day it closes. After seeing it two weeks ago I HAD to experience it again. As a conductor and performing musician (trumpet player) in Chicago, I have a true appreciation for all of the musical and artistic elements that went into this production. Bravi Tutti to everyone!

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Olive Peterson

30 July 2018

I took 20 high school orchestra students to see Faust. For all of them this was their first opera. The students not only enjoyed the production but had a great time chatting with some of the (mostly older) season ticket holders who welcomed them to their first Opera. This gave all of my students a positive experience that they will remember. For me, ordering tickets with the Lyric was very easy and accessible for our groups. LeiLynn was so helpful and kind to us during our visit. Thanks Lyric Opera of Chicago! More...

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mary hodur

30 July 2018

Lyric Opera House is one of the premier Opera houses in the country for a reason. From the world class musical leadership of Sir Andrew Davis to the creative genius of Renee Fleming, the phenomenal set designs, flawless costumes and the greatest voices and musicians who perform each and every show.... season after season. Then, add to it the historical and architecturally significant building, the service-focused staff who ensure your every need is attended to each time you visit, and the amazing patrons who make pre and post performance people watching almost as much fun as the show itself! Finally, I've been a subscriber for years and have had seats in many locations throughout the theatre. The seats are all quite comfortable and fairly roomy, and there is not really a bad view in the house. This is certainly worth experiencing! More...

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Michelle Claudio

30 July 2018

Had an amazing time at this beautiful spot in Chicago.... I took my mother to see Jesus Christ Superstar it was her first time at the Opera house and she loved it she's lived in Chicago 30 years... This show was also amazing I'd see it again More...