Crescendo Society

Step out and be seen! You are a member of the Crescendo Society.

Members of Lyric's prominent Crescendo Society enjoy exclusive dining opportunities, reserved seating at Lyric events, and curbside valet service just steps out the front doors of the Lyric Opera House.

In addition to the perks shown here, you will also receive the benefits of Prelude Fund and Encore Circle membership, including Bravo Circle Premium Ticket Services, access to Friends First receptions, and Member-level pricing at our OperaShop.

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

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Step out and be seen! You are a member of the Crescendo Society.

Members of Lyric's prominent Crescendo Society enjoy exclusive dining opportunities, reserved seating at Lyric events, and curbside valet service just steps out the front doors of the Lyric Opera House.

In addition to the perks shown here, you will also receive the benefits of Prelude Fund and Encore Circle membership, including Bravo Circle Premium Ticket Services, access to Friends First receptions, and Member-level pricing at our OperaShop.

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

Membership Levels

Benefactor

$5,000-$7,499

Exclusive Benefits

  • Major Contributor recognition in Lyric's Annual Report

Invitations

  • Invitation to attend three (3) Lyric Signature Events 

Parking

  • Three (3) complimentary valet parking vouchers

Priority Seating

  • Reserved seating for two to Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park

(benefits valued at $420)

Premier Benefactor

$7,500-$9,999

Dining

  • Enjoy Lyric's private dining room, The William B. and Catherine Graham Room: The legendary Graham Room provides an elegant and exclusive environment for pre-opera cocktails and dining with unparalleled services, exponentially enhancing your opera season from start to finish. Reservations are required.

Parking

  • Ten (10) complimentary Graham Room Member Premier Expedited Valet Parking vouchers

Invitations

  • Invitation to attend three (3) Lyric Signature Events 

Exclusive Benefits

  • Major Contributor recognition in Lyric's Annual Report

Priority Seating

  • Reserved seating for two to Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park

(benefits valued at $665)

Silver Grand Benefactor

$10,000-$24,999

Invitations

  • Invitation for two to a Grand Benefactor Appreciation Dinner hosted by the General Director
  • Invitation to a master class led by Renée Fleming
  • Invitation to attend three (3) Lyric Signature Events 

Concerts and Rehearsals

  • Six (6) passes to redeem among three Donor Dress Rehearsals

Priority Seating and Reservations

  • NEW Priority reservations for Lyric's travel program, Lyric on the Move
  • Reserved seating for two to Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park

Dining

  • Enjoy Lyric's private dining room, The William B. and Catherine Graham Room

Parking

  • Ten (10) complimentary Graham Room Member Premier Expedited Valet Parking vouchers

Exclusive Benefits

  • Major Contributor recognition in Lyric's Annual Report

(benefits valued at $825)

Want to get closer?

Join the Ardis Krainik Council.

The Ardis Krainik Council is comprised of Lyric's closest donors. Members can receive premium seating at exclusive events, customized benefits and recognition, and concierge ticketing service for national and international opera houses.

Membership begins at $25,000.