New benefit for Lyric matinee subscribers for the 2015/16 season –the Lyric Opera Bus! Pilot program offers roundtrip from Northbrook Court to the Civic Opera House for just $20

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New benefit for Lyric matinee subscribers

for the 2015/16 season the Lyric Opera Bus!

Pilot program offers roundtrip from Northbrook Court

to the Civic Opera House for just $20

CHICAGO – Lyric Opera introduces a new perk this fall for season subscribers – the Lyric Opera Bus, which will transport patrons from the Northbrook Court shopping center (Northbrook, IL) to the Civic Opera House on all weekday matinee performance dates throughout the opera season.

For a very reasonable $20 per person roundtrip, transportation to and from the opera house can be easy and convenient. “We’ve heard from our patrons that they would appreciate a cost-effective way to get downtown,” says Lisa Middleton, Lyric’s director of marketing. “The Lyric Opera Bus is the answer! Patrons can relax and enjoy the trip and we’ll take care of the driving. We hope to expand this pilot program to serve many more patrons and performances in the future.”

Lyric Opera Bus patrons will be able to enjoy easy access to the service from the southeast outer lot of Northbrook Court’s parking lot across from Neiman Marcus. Northbrook Court is located on Lake Cook Road, West of Hwy. 41 just east of I-294, west of Edens Expressway. Patrons will arrive at the Opera House 40 minutes prior to the start of each performance, allowing for access to Lyric’s free pre-opera lectures or for easy in-house dining.

Lyric has engaged full-sized motor coaches equipped with amenities including a restroom, climate control, wireless access, and full storage bays. Each bus has the capacity to accommodate up to two wheelchairs and features the “kneeler feature” that lowers and raises the bus for easy entrance and exit.

Advanced reservations required and space is limited – book early to avoid disappointment. More information and Lyric Opera Bus reservations are all available by calling Lyric Opera’s ticket department at 312-827-5600 or visiting lyricopera.org/operabus.

Lyric Opera matinee subscribers may reserve Opera Bus seats for the following dates and performances:

Date

Day

Production

P/U Time

Running Time

Drop Off Time

October 21

Wednesday

Figaro

11:15am

3 hrs, 30 mins

6:30pm

October 30

Friday

Cinderella

11:15am

3 hrs, 20 mins

6:30pm

December 3

Thursday

Merry Widow

11:15am

2 hrs, 35 mins

6:00pm

December 9

Wednesday

Merry Widow

11:15am

2 hrs, 35 mins

6:00pm

December 11

Friday

Merry Widow

11:15am

2 hrs, 35 mins

6:00pm

January 8

Friday

Bel Canto

11:15am

2 hrs, 45 mins

6:00pm

February 3

Wednesday

Nabucco

11:15am

2 hrs, 40 mins

6:00pm

February 25

Thursday

Romeo and Juliet

11:15am

3 hrs, 5 mins

6:15pm

March 2

Wednesday

Romeo and Juliet

11:15am

3 hrs, 5 mins

6:15pm

March 10

Thursday

Rosenkavalier

10:15am

4 hrs, 10 mins

7:30pm

 

About Lyric

Founded in 1954, Lyric Opera of Chicago’s mission is to express and promote the life-changing, transformational, revelatory power of great opera. Lyric exists to provide a broad, deep, and relevant cultural service to Chicago and the nation, and to advance the development of the art form.

Lyric is dedicated to producing and performing consistently thrilling, entertaining, and thought-provoking opera with a balanced repertoire of core classics, lesser-known masterpieces, and new works; to creating an innovative and wide-ranging program of community engagement and educational activities; and to developing exceptional emerging operatic talent.

Under the leadership of general director Anthony Freud, music director Sir Andrew Davis, and creative consultant Renée Fleming, Lyric strives to become The Great North American Opera Company for the 21st century: a globally significant arts organization embodying the core values of excellence, relevance, and fiscal responsibility.

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