Ardis Krainik Council

You are more than a donor—you are family!

Named in memory of Lyric's beloved General Director, the Ardis Krainik Council is comprised of Lyric's closest donors. Members enjoy a broad array of giving opportunities and receive the highest level of recognition.

In addition to the perks shown here, you will also receive the benefits of Prelude Fund, Encore Circle, and Crescendo Society membership, including Graham Room dining privileges, premier expedited valet parking, and Bravo Circle Premium Ticket Services.

If you would prefer to give by phone, please contact our Donor Records office at 312.827.3500.

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You are more than a donor—you are family!

Named in memory of Lyric's beloved General Director, the Ardis Krainik Council is comprised of Lyric's closest donors. Members enjoy a broad array of giving opportunities and receive the highest level of recognition.

In addition to the perks shown here, you will also receive the benefits of Prelude Fund, Encore Circle, and Crescendo Society membership, including Graham Room dining privileges, premier expedited valet parking, and Bravo Circle Premium Ticket Services.

If you would prefer to give by phone, please contact our Donor Records office at 312.827.3500.

Membership Levels

Golden Grand Benefactor

$25,000-$49,999

Invitations

  • NEW Invitation for two to attend ALL Lyric Signature Events and mingle with the stars
  • Invitation for two to the Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park cast party

Concerts and Rehearsals

  • Premium reserved seating for two to each of the three donor dress rehearsals

(benefits valued at $1,030)

Platinum Grand Benefactor

$50,000-$99,999

Exclusive Benefits

  • Backstage Access by Request: An opportunity to explore a department, rehearsal space, or performance area of your choice. Subject to availability and rehearsal/performance schedules.
  • NEW Premier recognition in our Annual Report

Invitations

  • NEW Enjoy a champagne toast for you and your fabulous friends immediately following the performance of your choice (By appointment only with a maximum of eight members per toast, date restrictions may apply.)
  • Invitation for two to attend ALL Lyric Signature Events and mingle with the stars

Concerts and Rehearsals

  • Premium reserved seating for two to each of the three donor dress rehearsals

(benefits valued at $1,030)

Aria Society

$100,000+

Exclusive Benefits

  • Recognition and premier listing in Lyric's Program Book, Annual Report, and at the Annual Meeting 
  • Premium name recognition in The William B. and Catherine Graham Room
  • Backstage Access by Request

Ticketing 

  • Concierge service from Lyric staff in securing premium and exclusive tickets to national and international opera houses

Invitations

  • Private Aria Society dinner at an exclusive location 
  • Champagne toast on stage
  • Invitation for two to attend ALL Lyric Signature Events and mingle with the stars

(benefits valued at $1,230)