A man and woman embrace on a bed on a stage


August 18, 2018


The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents a hauntingly original twist on a timeless tale.

people stand in a line on stage as the Lyric Opera of Chicago performs Così fan tutte


August 11, 2018

Così fan tutte

The Lyric Opera of Chicago brings you this beloved Mozart comedy.

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August 04, 2018

Les Troyens (The Trojans)

The Lyric Opera of Chicago brings the drama of the Trojan War to life.  

Woman stands over a boy on stage.


July 28, 2018


The Royal Opera House performs Wagner’s great romantic opera.

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July 21, 2018

Un ballo in maschera

Opera North performs Verdi's timeless tale of power, passion and political plotting.

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July 14, 2018

Eugene Onegin

The Scottish Opera brings you this sweeping tale of unfulfilled love. 

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July 07, 2018

The Return of Ulysses

The Early Opera Company performs one of only three surviving operas by Monteverdi.

People on stage holding large sticks


June 30, 2018


Royal Opera Ensemble performs Verdi’s magnificent opera based on Shakespeare’s tragedy.

Man and woman embrace on stage


June 16, 2018

I Puritani

Revel in some of the most thrilling vocal music ever written with the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

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