Lyric Opera of Chicago
Romeo and Juliet

Complete with star-crossed lovers and swashbuckling sword fights, this opera has something for everyone. The ultra-romantic, timeless love story by Shakespeare bursts with new life in this grand production, and the lush orchestration will have Gounod’s gorgeous melodies soaring straight to your heart in Lyric’s stunning production. Susanna Phillips is a Juliet to remember with an “exquisite” voice of “purity and bloom,” while Joseph Calleja (February 22–March 8) and Eric Cutler (March 11–19) embody all the elegance and ardor that Romeo demands (The New York Times). Prepare yourself for love and loss, rage and revenge, scored magnificently. With the Lyric’s stellar ensemble, the fate of the world’s favorite young lovers will intoxicate and excite like never before.