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Performed by the (Virtual) Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra

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Nominated “Best Opera Orchestra”
by the International Opera Awards 2018

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Nominated “Best Opera Orchestra” by the International Opera Awards 2018, the Lyric Opera Orchestra has been a vital and integral part of Lyric Opera of Chicago since the company’s founding and first performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni in February of 1954. 2022-2023 marks the Lyric Opera Orchestra's 68th season, performing works by Verdi, Rossini, Humperdinck, Bizet, Bernstein, Bock, Liverman & Rico, Roumain, Shaw, and Adams with an impressive array of international opera stars and conductors.

But we are so much more.

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West Side Story

June 2 - 25, 2023

The Flying Dutchman

September 23 - October 7, 2023

An Evening with Audra McDonald

October 6, 2023

Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra

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