The Lyric Opera of Chicago was founded in 1954, and today it exhibits some of the world’s greatest opera in Chicago.
The opera boasts artistic excellence and financial strength, as well as the finest international singers, conductors, and directors.
This opera in Chicago strives to provide a relevant cultural service to the region. And according to Thrillist, it has averaged a 95 percent attendance rate since 1988.
The Opera House
The Lyric Opera House is one of the finest venues of its type in North America. Shaped like a gigantic throne, this magnificent limestone skyscraper blends both the Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles. Travertine marble, hand-stenciled ceilings, and a wool velour stage curtain finish the look.
Cosi Fan Tutte (through March 16): Cosi Fan Tutte is a Mozart comedy that looks into romantic relationships. It’s the epitome of thought-provoking entertainment, and according to Opera News, “Ana Maria Martinez’s soprano harks back to the Golden Age.”
Faust (March 3-21): For more than 150 years, Faust has been one of the most popular operas in the world. The opera tells the story of Faust as an aging philosopher who transforms into a dapper young man. But when he falls in love, it has disastrous consequences. This production’s score features memorable tunes such as the “Soldier’s Chorus” and “Marguerite’s Jewel Song.”
Celebrating 100 Years of Bernstein (March 10): For one night only, Broadway conductor David Chase is joining forces with the Lyric Opera to celebrate the 100th birthday of musical great, Leonard Bernstein. The first half of the program will feature the one-act opera Trouble in Tahiti. And the second portion will include songs from the Bernstein vocal catalog.Back to all posts