Following the third subscription week of its first season, the Chicago Orchestra (as we were then known) was in the pit of the Auditorium Theatre for performances by the Metropolitan Opera Company from November 9 until December 12, 1891, and the first opera given was Wagner’s Lohengrin.

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Image above: Advance notice for the Chicago Orchestra’s November 9, 1891, performance of Lohengrin with the Metropolitan Opera Company on tour