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Lyric Opera of Chicago

20 N Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606-2806
+1 312-827-5600
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Excellent, provided you have seats near the stage

The operas we attended were excellent (Die Walkuere) and very good (The Pearl Fishers), and this... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
operalover939
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Toronto, Canada
Vagner Opera Wow

We went to see Wagner's Die Walkure performance at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. this venue id... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thomas D
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Grand spectacle. The finest singers of our time. And immortal music performed by Lyric's internationally celebrated orchestra and chorus.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“world class” (28 reviews)
“upper balcony” (13 reviews)
“magic flute” (10 reviews)
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20 N Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606-2806
Downtown / The Loop
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+1 312-827-5600
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The operas we attended were excellent (Die Walkuere) and very good (The Pearl Fishers), and this time we could easily see them. The hall very attractive but also big and almost barn-like. Three years ago we made the mistake of getting seats in the Mezzanine,...More

Thank operalover939
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see Wagner's Die Walkure performance at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. this venue id fantastic. The Lyric Opera is one of the best.

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very historic building in Chicago. Inside is even more beautiful than outside. Bathrooms should be upgraded. They look like high school bathrooms and do not match this beautiful building. I also think that they need a nicer boutique or shop with souvenirs.

Thank Voyage_GalD
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I enjoyed the atmosphere and diversity of people. The opera I saw was superb with world class talent. They also have some musicals for people who don't care for opera. I really like they have world renowned opera singer Renee Fleming as their creative consultant.

Thank eehrlicher433
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Through Camilla the concierge at the Hotel, we could obtain reservations at the last moment. the seats were not the best but the music, the atmosphere, everything made our afternoon perfect. if you are in chicago, and if gthe show continues , don't miss it

Thank Raul V
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

It's very cool to visit first time this place!!!! I love it!!!! It was really entertaining and very cool atmosphere!!! I would love to come back one more time!!!!

Thank Artem L
Reviewed 24 May 2017

I've been to Lyric Opera many times over the years, even though I live in CT. This time it was for a musical rather than an opera: My Fair Lady. It was a delight! To hear all those songs -- I knew every word --...More

Thank walter4e2016
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Went here a couple weeks ago to see My Fair Lady. This was so outstanding. The costumes were amazing. The Opera was well done and refreshing. It was very exciting and hilarious. It was excellent. Would go and see it again.

Thank ruby j
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We went to see My Fair Lady on Saturday, 5/13/2017 and we had tickets at First Balcony. We enjoyed a great performance with a world class cast. To enjoy the venue, even more, go earlier, the doors open 2 hours before the show. You also...More

Thank VDelia96
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Lyric has it all: fabulous performers and offerings, a wonderful grand art-deco building, and the unbridled excitement of attending an event with 3000 of your newest friends. Seats everywhere offer good site lines and are priced for every budget. Acoustics are great.

Thank NotRealHoosiers
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shallow_shoals
21 March 2017|
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Response from marjoriez366 | Reviewed this property |
I was the out of town guest for the person who purchased the ticket.
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Chris M
11 April 2015|
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Response from Leslie W | Reviewed this property |
Depends on personal preference. Sound is excellent everywhere.If you want to see faces, you have to be on the main floor near the front or use opera glasses. On the main floor, do not get too close. If you have long legs... More
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