Chicago: Ardis Krainik Theater
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America's best classical music venues
14. Chicago: Ardis Krainik Theater
The 3,563-seat Art Deco Lyric Opera of Chicago was renamed the Ardis Krainik Theatre in 1996 to honour the American mezzo-soprano who went on to be General Director of the company for 15 years. It is the second largest auditorium in North America.