It's Christmas in July at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

It's Christmas in July at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Only two more days to save 25%

The Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of Chicago's greatest treasures. Not only is it renowned for its artistic excellence but the building in which it is housed is a one of a kind Chicago landmark.

The Civic Opera Building is a 45-story office tower located at 20 North Wacker Drive in Chicago. It was built in 1928 by the architecture firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst & White.

The building opened November 4, 1929, and has an Art Deco interior. It contains a 3,563-seat opera house which is the second-largest opera auditorium in North America.

Scene for this year's musical, West Side Story Photo: Todd Rosenberg © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2019

Scene for this year's musical, West Side Story Photo: Todd Rosenberg
© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2019

The Lyric, founded in 1954, is known internationally for presenting the finest international singers, conductors, directors, and designers in classic and less-familiar operatic repertoire and in world-premiere productions.

Whether you are a regular patron or have never attended, now is your opportunity to save 25% off on tickets for the 2019-2020 season by clicking here or calling 312-827-5600 using the promo code: XMAS.

The season will be here before you know it and you'll be glad you saved. Also tickets make great holiday gifts. But hurry, the sale ends tomorrow at midnight (July 28).

What to expect

The sparkling comedy The Barber of Seville (Rossini), the dramma giocoso (dramatic comedy or black comedy) Don Giovanni (Mozart), and the poignant cross-cultural tragedy Madama Butterfly (Puccini) return to Lyric’s stage in the coming season. New-to-Lyric productions include Verdi’s early romantic drama Luisa Miller and Tchaikovsky’s brooding thriller The Queen of Spades.

Lyric’s brand-new production of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung will receive two performances in early April before three full Ring cycles are presented over the course of three weeks: April 13-18, April 20-25, and April 27-May 3.

Plus the ebullient song-and-dance hit musical "42nd Street" by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, presented late spring, is also a part of this year's line-up that runs from September 28, 2019, through June 28, 2020. 

For first timers

If you are worried about not being able to understand the stories presented in foreign languages--no longer need you worry. The opera is more accessible than ever with English translations on a screen above the stage for all opera performances making it easy for everyone to follow the stories.

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