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“Worthy of a Great City”

Lyric Opera of Chicago
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Owner description: Grand spectacle. The finest singers of our time. And immortal music performed by Lyric's internationally celebrated orchestra and chorus.
Stockton, California
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Worthy of a Great City”
Reviewed 10 August 2014

This enormous and stunning building is one of the grandest examples of art deco architecture I have seen. The interior is beyond lavish and to say it is breathtaking would be an understatement. Everywhere I looked superlatives ran through my mind and all I can say is that even if you are not an opera lover you can't visit Chicago without experiencing this building.

Visited August 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Ok opera house”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

This is a peculiar opera house in the sense that it is in a skyscraper. The visibility in the seats towards the back is quite bad, and I think that's because the floor is not too inclined. The acoustics are fair. The inside is a bit too ornate for my taste, but I guess it must suit someone's taste...

Visited September 2013
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Austin, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful!”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Very beautiful building inside and out. We were there for The Sound of Music. Sound quality and lighting was good, stage was deep and sets were interesting, seats were comfy. They even have a system to get everyone in and out of the bathrooms efficiently so no one misses a scene. We'd definitely go back.

Visited May 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Once in a Lifetime Treat!”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

We went here for our first wedding anniversary and watched Gone With the Wind - the architecture is awe inspiring and feels very majestic!

Visited May 2014
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Austin, Texas
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38 reviews
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“Gorgeous venue”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

We have season tickets, so I've been to the lyric quite a lot. Like many Chicago institutions, you feel like you're going back in time when you enter the main theater hall. Most of the performances have been stellar, with very few exceptions. The secret tip: Order and pay for your intermission drink during arrival to avoid intermission lines.

Visited April 2014
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