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Lyric Opera of Chicago: The Factotum

February 3 @ 7:00 pm

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A colorful mural

By Will Liverman , DJ King Rico & Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj

Grammy-nominated baritone Will Liverman, a Ryan Opera Center alumnus, is rapidly rising to national prominence and recently triumphed at the Metropolitan Opera. Now he joins dynamic producer/DJ/multi-instrumentalist DJ King Rico in creating a new work inspired by Rossini’s The Barber of Seville that has grown into a joyful, original piece all its own, commissioned by Lyric.

Updating the action to a Black barbershop on Chicago’s South Side, this gifted duo has created an irresistibly upbeat work that celebrates the strength of community. The Factotum blends diverse musical styles with boundless imagination to create a soul opera, moving from gospel and funk to rap, hip-hop, classic barbershop quartet, and R&B. Those styles connect brilliantly with classical singing in a very human comedy that redefines everything that opera can be.

Accessibility Notes

Audio-described and ASL-interpreted performance on February 5th.

Learn more about accessibility at Harris Theater: https://www.harristheaterchicago.org/accessibility

Check the Harris Theater website for the latest COVID-19 protocols: https://www.harristheaterchicago.org/faqs

Before you go:

Remember to call the box office on the day you wish to attend to make sure tickets are still available.
Sometimes performances sell out faster than we can update the website, so call just to be safe!

** Please note that this production will be performed at the Harris Theater.**


Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 E Randolph Drive
Chicago, IL 60601 United States
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Box Office Contact:
(312) 334-7777
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Box Office Hours:
The Box Office is available for phone support Monday – Friday, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM


February 3
7:00 pm
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2 hours and 20 minutes with 1 intermission

Location Details:

TAP members should purchase tickets at the Level 5 Box Office. Walk-up service will be available on performance days, only for tickets to that day’s event, beginning one hour prior to the start of the performance.

Getting there:
The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is located at 205 E. Randolph Drive at the north end of Millennium Park in downtown Chicago. When driving, the Millennium Park Garage, located at 5 S. Columbus Dr., offers direct indoor access to the Harris Theater lobbies. Discounted parking validation for Millennium Park Garage is available at the Harris Theater Orchestra level box office. For further details about parking validation, please contact the box office at 312.334.7777.

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) train stations close to the Harris Theater include the Red Line Lake Street station, and the Brown/Green/Orange/Purple/Pink Line trains’ Washington/Wabash station. Visit transitchicago.com for additional CTA routes and details.

If arriving downtown via Metra trains: taxi cabs and CTA buses are all immediately available from Union, Ogilvie, and LaSalle Street stations. The Harris Theater is just a block from the Randolph Street and South Shore Line stations. For additional Metra information and schedules please visit metrarail.com.