Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Exterior of the Civic Opera Building, which contains within it theaters and related space for the opera, as well as an office building

Lyric Opera of Chicago is one of the leading opera companies in the United States. It was founded in Chicago in 1954, under the name 'Lyric Theatre of Chicago' by Carol Fox, Nicola Rescigno and Lawrence Kelly. Maria Callas's American debut in Norma was held here.

The Lyric is housed in a theater and related spaces in the Civic Opera Building.

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