Chicago Highlights: December 1 - 5, 2018
For our annual Holiday Season in Chicago, we have expanded our usual long weekend to a five-night period encompassing the city’s musical highlights. In addition to a pair of melodic operas at the beloved Lyric Opera, our program will include the sold-out Recital by today’s reigning diva Anna Netrebko on the stage of the Lyric, an all-Mozart holiday program by the revered Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and A Chanticleer Christmas sung by the Grammy Award-winning San Francisco men’s choir in the Fourth Presbyterian Church (on East Chestnut Street). Our two operas will be Giuseppe Verdi’s rousing melodrama, Il Trovatore, replete with soaring arias, duets and ensembles; and Jules Massenet’s 19th century romantic French opera, Cendrillon (‘Cinderella’). With the Lyric’s esteemed Music Director Sir Andrew Davis and the Italian maestro Marco Armiliato conducting the operas, we are assured of the highest musical standards for these grand but traditional productions. As all five performances are not-to-be-missed, we are pleased to offer this longer-than-usual Holiday Tour.
Our accommodations for five nights will be at the venerable Union League Club, located in the heart of Chicago’s ‘Loop’ within easy access of the Art Institute, Orchestra Hall and the Lyric Opera. Established in 1879, the Union League occupies an elegant downtown building where a major collection of 800 American artworks is displayed in the spacious public rooms. Dining facilities include the Wigwam Room (for breakfast and informal dinner), the Main Dining Room for formal lunch, the Carvery for informal lunch, and the Rendez-Vous Bar for lunch and light dinner. The Club also features an indoor swimming pool, exercise and massage rooms, and an inviting large library surrounded by important paintings. Your temporary guest card will entitle you to take advantage of the wide range of services offered by this private club.
Prices Per Person (Air Fare not Included)
Double Occupancy: $3,480
Single Occupancy: $4,165