Carmen @ the Lyric Opera House
Community Education Travel -
At Chicago’s legendary 1929 Art Deco Civic Opera House, the Chicago Lyric Opera presents Carmen! At the second-largest opera auditorium in North America, our dress circle seating is perfect for this legendary opera. Carmen is the immortal tale of the restless, free-spirited heroine and Don José, the soldier who's drawn to her in a truly "fatal attraction." Carmen has long been one of the world's favorite operas. It returns this season in the company's vividly colorful, powerfully dramatic production with dynamic Ryan Opera Center alumna J'Nai Bridges, who is now enjoying a dazzling career internationally, in the title role. Partnering with her is Charles Castronovo, one of the world's most acclaimed tenors. You'll be drawn to the drama like moth to flame as this alluring opera brings you along to its edge-of-your-seat ending. A pre-opera talk is also scheduled to discuss the production. Hosted by an opera expert, this pre-opera lecture allows you the unique opportunity to learn more about the historical context of this opera, the music that makes it a classic, and the creator behind this masterpiece. Before the matinee, lunch is included at the Ukrainian-owned Russian Tea Time Restaurant.