Tickets to Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2015-16 Season Now on Sale

Single tickets go on sale July 8 at 10:00am for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 61st season.

This season offers outstanding casts, tremendous titles, and a world premiere. International stars returning to Lyric's stage include Renée Fleming, Thomas Hampson, Isabel Leonard, Amanda Majeski, Joseph Calleja, Tatiana Serjan, Danielle de Niese, Željko Lu?i?, and more. Artists making eagerly awaited Lyric debuts include Lawrence Brownlee, Adam Plachetka, Christiane Karg, Heidi Stober, Dmitry Belosselskiy, and more.

"Lyric's upcoming season represents a wonderful range of musical and dramatic styles, including the company's first world premiere in more than a decade," said the company's general director, Anthony Freud. "Whether you know and love opera or are considering your first experience, Lyric has a great variety of exciting entertainment opportunities for you this season, including the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The King and I."

The 2015/16 season includes three operas in Italian: Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, Rossini's Cinderella, and Verdi's Nabucco.There are two operas in German: Berg's Wozzeck and Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier. Lehár's The Merry Widow will be sung in English,Gounod's Romeo and Juliet will be sung in French, and the world premiere of Jimmy López's Bel Canto (based on the best-selling novel by Ann Patchett) will be performed in Spanish, English, Japanese, Russian, German, and Quechua.

Single tickets for opera performances start at $34/balcony and $66/main floor. Special children's ticket prices are available for all operas with the purchase of adult tickets. Tickets for The King and I performances start at $22.

Lyric season-ticket packages are still available and offer the best possible pricing and special perks.

The new Create Your Own Series - you pick the titles, you pick the dates and save up to 30% off packages of 3-9 opera/musical events.

NEW! The Value Series offers 8 specific fixed-date performances at 50% saving off of the single ticket price

Subscribers also receive:

access to purchase special concert performance tickets for Plácido Domingo and Ana María Martínez in concert with Sir Andrew Davis and the Lyric Opera Orchestra Saturday, January 9 at 7:30pm

other special perks, including easy ticket exchanges, the ability to exchange productions, and suburban shuttle-bus service for select performances

Every ticket holder enjoys:

Free pre-opera talks - offered before every opera performance in the mainstage season to enhance the opera-going experience. Talks are entertaining and illuminating 30-minute insights presented by members of Lyric's staff and experts from the community.

Supertitles - English texts are projected above the stage for every opera performance, so it's easy to follow the story no matter what language is being sung.

Access to Lyric's original publications - Lyric Notes, the monthly e-newsletter, Lyric Opera News, the print-edition magazine and all of the resources created and designed just for Lyric's official web site at

Priority dining reservations at Lyric's street-level restaurant, The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room.

Special offers and perks available only to Lyric patrons.

There are other ways to plan your 2015/16 season and save on tickets:

Lyric's NEXT college student ticket program enables fulltime college students to purchase $20 tickets to select performances. For more information, go to NEXT

Special pricing for young professionals. For more information go to ENCORE

Group Sales

10 or more in your group or family? Enjoy savings of up to 30%.

Groups of 10 or more can reserve tickets now and enjoy excellent perks and savings. Discounts are available for all opera and spring musical performances and group organizers are eligible for complimentary tickets. Groups always receive personalized service and can take advantage of flexible payment schedules that allow changes to any group's order. For more information, go to GROUP SALES

The operas of Lyric's 2015/16 season comprise three new productions (The Marriage of Figaro, Wozzeck, and the world premiere of Bel Canto), three new-to-Chicago productions (Cinderella, The Merry Widow, Romeo and Juliet), and the return of Lyric favorites (Lyric's production of Nabucco and a revival of Der Rosenkavalier, replacing the new-to-Chicago productions announced in January 2015). The season also includes the American musical classic The King and I, and two special concert performances.

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