Peering over the Chicago River you’ll see many an office tower, all that stand out as unique for one reason or another. The Civic Opera House faces out over the water and comes with a story, whether true or not, that accounts for its seemingly unusual shape.
The building opened its doors on November 4, 1929 and was designed by Samuel Insull. Its shape resembles a giant chair facing out over the river. Dubbed by some as “Insull’s Throne” it is said to be in the shape of a throne facing its back towards New York. Story goes that Insull’s wife and/or daughter was rejected by the New York Metropolitan Opera and it was built for her. Or so the rumor goes.
In any case this giant chair-shaped building is one of many architectural feats of the city.
Want to check out this building for yourself? If you’re in the Chicago area (or will be soon!) and have never been to an opera there before, I have a very special offer for you!
Register an account at Lyric Opera using promo code “bromann903” and unlock some fantastic discounts for upcoming performances of The Elixir of Love!
Gaetano Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love is about a man down in luck and pining for the woman of his dreams. After taking a special “potion” he transforms into a ladies man and things start going his way. The opera features great singers, a great orchestra, and a real-live horse! How can you beat that?
With this special offer you…
Pay only $25 for main-floor seats that are regularly priced from $83 to $96 (LIMITED!).
Pay only $49 for premium seats that are regularly priced from $123 to $136.
Pay only $75 for premium seats that are regularly priced from $158 to $207.
The discount offer is available for most upcoming Elixir of Love performances:
Saturday, January 30, 7:30pm
Tuesday, February 2, 7:30pm
Sunday, February 7, 2:00pm (LIMITED!)
Wednesday, February 10, 7:30pm
Saturday, February 13, 7:30pm (LIMITED!)
Friday, February 19, 7:30pm
Monday, February 22, 7:30pm
The offer is subject to availability. Web sales end 4 hours prior to curtain. This promotion is ONLINE ONLY. No phone/walk-up sales. For information only, including disability seating, please call 312.332.2244. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges. Cast subject to change. This ticket offer is only for new-to-Lyric ticket buyers.
Site: Civic Opera House
Location: 20 North Wacker Dr., Chicago IL
Cost: Free to See
Hours: Always Visible
Date: January 27, 2010