Hit a high note this weekend at Chicago’s Civic Opera House. This Sunday, the Lyric Opera is offering a rare look behind its sweeping curtains with in-depth, two-and-a-half hour backstage tours. Beginning between 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., these $35 exclusive glimpses behind the scenes are a perfect fit for opera and fashion fans alike, as knowledgeable guides will lead visitors through the dressing rooms, wardrobe department, props room, and many more hidden chambers in the revered opera house. And, if you really feel like splurging, the premier tour includes a gourmet lunch with General Director Anthony Freud and a special gift from the Board of Directors. Reservations are available by calling 312-827-5626 for classic, group, and premier tours, so be sure to call ASAP – missing an event this incredible might inspire some opera-worthy melodrama!
Civic Opera House, 20 North Wacker Drive (at Madison Street); 312-332-2244.
Photo: Courtesy of Lyric Opera of Chicago