ShowPlace Icon Opera Series

Encore Presentations of the Met Opera on the Big Screen

Opera fans and music lovers are invited to experience the Metropolitan Opera and enjoy encore screenings of the six most recently performed shows.  “Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD,” is a groundbreaking series of opera performances being transmitted into movie theatres worldwide. Guests can catch all the action at 6:30PM every Wednesday beginning June 16 through July 28 at the Kerasotes ShowPlace Icon Theatre located in the South Loop.

The broadcast will be presented live on the big screen in the auditorium at Icon and feature cutting edge digital cinema projectors with 26,000 watts of power for distortion-free listening.

WHEN: Wednesdays June 16 – July 28

COST: $15 per person

TO RESERVE: Advance ticket purchase available at visit

Wednesday, June 16, 6:30pm
AIDA— Daniele Gatti conducts a cast of powerful voices in Verdi’s Aida. Violeta Urmana sings the title role, Dolora Zajick returns in one of her most acclaimed portrayals as Amneris, Johan Botha is Radamès, and Carlo Guelfi sings Amonasro.

Wednesday, June 23, 6:30pm

ROMÉO ET JULIETTE— Plácido Domingo conducts Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, starring Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna as the star-crossed lovers.

Wednesday, July 7, 6:30pm

EUGENE ONEGIN — Valery Gergiev conducts Tchaikovsky’s operatic masterpiece, with Renée Fleming as Tatiana, Ramón Vargas as Lenski, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky in the title role.

Wednesday, July 14, 6:30pm
LA BOHÈME— Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of Puccini’s La Bohème features Angela Gheorghiu as Mimì, Ramón Vargas as Rodolfo, Ainhoa Arteta as Musetta, and Ludovic Tézier as Marcello. Nicola Luisotti conducts.

Wednesday, July 21, 6:30pm
TURANDOT— Franco Zeffirelli’s spectacular production of Puccini’s last opera stars Maria Guleghina as Turandot, Marina Poplavskaya as Liù, Marcello Giordani as Calàf, and Samuel Ramey as Timur. Andris Nelsons conducts.

Wednesday, July 28, 6:30pm
CARMEN— Director Richard Eyre’s acclaimed new production of the Bizet classic features Elīna Garanča as Carmen, Roberto Alagna as Don José, Barbara Frittoli as Micaëla, and Teddy Tahu Rhodes as Escamillo. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.

Lobby Lounge at ShowPlace Icon Theatre
150 W. Roosevelt Rd
Chicago, IL 60605
Located just west of the intersection of Clark and Roosevelt Rd
Phone: 312.564.2104


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