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Lyric Opera of Chicago

Founded in 1954, Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the world’s greatest opera companies, renowned internationally for its artistic excellence and financial strength.

Over the course of the company’s history, Lyric Opera of Chicago has consistently offered its patrons a world-class roster of singers, conductors, directors, designers, choreographers, and dancers in a wide-ranging repertoire during each season.

The Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus are considered among the finest in the world. The orchestra comprises 75 musicians, and the regular chorus consists of 48 members plus a core supplementary chorus of 12 and a supplementary chorus of 43.

The Civic Opera House, located at 20 N. Wacker Dr., is the permanent home of Lyric Opera of Chicago. The 3,563-seat capacity of the theater makes it second only to New York?s Metropolitan Opera as the largest opera auditorium in North America.

For more than two decades the company has achieved unparalleled success in its ticket sales, averaging 100% attendance from 1988-2002, and more than 90% attendance since that time.

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Civic Opera House
20 N. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60606
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