Lyric Opera of Chicago
One of the leading opera companies in the United States, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, performs regularly at your group’s next spot, the Civic Opera House. Chicago’s Lyric Opera is a seriously well-known opera company, using this spectacularly lavish venue to put on some of the most musically powerful performances in the city, some even say in the nation. The massive Art Deco Civic Opera House is located on Upper Wacker Drive, the throne-like limestone skyscraper a testament to both the city’s economic drive and appreciation of arts, the building completed just 6 days after the stock market crashed in 1929.
Today one of North America's most beautiful opera houses, yesterday one of Samuel Insull's, or the Prince of Electricities, visions of the spirit of Chicago, the Opera House will make one of the most culturally and historically enlightening stops on your entire trip! Enjoy any of the regularly scheduled shows and events, each performance internationally renowned for its overall artistic excellence. The finest instrumentalists, singers, conductors, directors, and designers will be seen performing the classics and less familiar pieces of operatic repertoire inside, just be aware that the curtain time is prompt and firm, so don’t be late!
Before or after your performance head to any of the three different onsite eateries, from the casual Florian Opera Bistro to the highly regarded Graham Room.