Concerts & Special Events

Backstage Tours

Backstage Tours Lyric Opera of Chicago invites you to experience the Civic Opera House beyond the footlights with backstage tours!
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Jason and the Argonauts

Jason and the Argonauts This ancient myth of courage and triumph comes to life as Jason and his friends, the Argonauts, search for the Golden Fleece.
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Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park

Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park Join Lyric for a free concert under the stars! Pack your picnic basket and bring your friends to enjoy acclaimed Lyric star voices as we celebrate a new season. Sir Andrew Davis conducts this event featuring the Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus.
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Opera Insider Series

Opera Insider Series For each opera of Lyric’s season, music historian and opera expert David Buch hosts a session illuminating the work’s creation, its composer, its musical and dramatic highlights, and its particular magic.
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Longer! Louder! Wagner! The Second City Wagner Companion

Longer! Louder! Wagner! The Second City Wagner Companion Lyric Opera and The Second City join forces once again to celebrate everyone’s favorite four-day, fifteen-hour opera.
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Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys
Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8pm

The Super Tour
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An Afternoon of Chamber Music

An Afternoon of Chamber Music Members of the renowned Lyric Opera Orchestra will perform intimate works inspired by Lyric’s 2016/17 mainstage season.
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Straight No Chaser

Straight No Chaser
Straight No Chaser
Saturday, December 17, 2016
3:00 & 8:00pm

I’LL HAVE ANOTHER…WORLD TOUR
in celebration of the group’s 20th Anniversary

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Chicago Voices Gala Concert

Chicago Voices Gala Concert A unique, eclectic performance that is sure to be one of the highlights of Chicago's cultural season. Join us and celebrate the glory of the human voice in its many sounds and styles.
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Celebrating Plácido

Celebrating Plácido Plácido Domingo is a legend unlike any other opera star, and Lyric Opera is celebrating his unparalleled talents with two performances showcasing his acclaimed artistry.
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Charlie Parker's Yardbird

Charlie Parker's Yardbird In that empty twilight between life and death, tortured jazzman Charlie Parker composes his final masterpiece, revisiting the inspirations, demons, and women who fueled his creative genius. Performed at the Harris Theater.
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Itzhak Perlman

Itzhak Perlman This reigning virtuoso of the violin in his only Chicago appearance of the 2016/17 Season. Accompanied by pianist Rohan De Silva.
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Lawrence Brownlee & Eric Owens in Recital

Lawrence Brownlee & Eric Owens in Recital Two of the most dynamic artists of our day come come together for a single performance at Lyric Opera displaying their consummate artistry, and exciting range of repertoire.
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