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Donate to Lyric Opera of Chicago today

Lyric Opera of Chicago is the crown jewel of Chicago's cultural treasures because of the generosity of our loyal donors. In fact, philanthropy provides more than 50% of our overall operating revenue each year.  

As a nonprofit performing arts organization, Lyric relies on charitable contributions from individuals and organizations to put breathtaking productions on our stage, bring amazing music to our communities, and give grand opera a lasting place in the hearts of Chicagoans.

Make a gift today and you’ll enjoy your next Lyric performance even more knowing that your generosity made it all possible. Thank you!

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

Are you considering using a donor advised fund, IRA distribution, or private family foundation to make your gift? Please consult with your tax advisor regarding current IRS regulations.

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Donate to Lyric Opera of Chicago today

Lyric Opera of Chicago is the crown jewel of Chicago's cultural treasures because of the generosity of our loyal donors. In fact, philanthropy provides more than 50% of our overall operating revenue each year.  

As a nonprofit performing arts organization, Lyric relies on charitable contributions from individuals and organizations to put breathtaking productions on our stage, bring amazing music to our communities, and give grand opera a lasting place in the hearts of Chicagoans.

Make a gift today and you’ll enjoy your next Lyric performance even more knowing that your generosity made it all possible. Thank you!

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

Are you considering using a donor advised fund, IRA distribution, or private family foundation to make your gift? Please consult with your tax advisor regarding current IRS regulations.

Membership Levels

Member

$50-$99 - Prelude Society

Exclusive Benefits

  • Lyric membership card, granting you member-level pricing on merchandise through our website and when you show your card at our OperaShop.

  • Donor Serenade, Lyric’s quarterly donor e-newsletter, with exclusive content showcasing how your support is used to elevate our productions and programming.

Concerts and Rehearsals

  • Opportunity to attend the Ryan Opera Center’s Final Auditions and Rising Stars in Concert.

Contributor

$100-$249 - Prelude Society

Ticketing 

  • Pre-sale access to purchase single tickets to the upcoming season before the general public.

Dining

  • NEW Early access to reservations at the Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room and the Florian Opera Bistro.

Concerts and Rehearsals

  • Opportunity to attend ONE private Working
    Rehearsal*—exclusive to Contributor membership.

    *A maximum of two guests may attend a Working Rehearsal.

  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Associate

$250-$499 - Prelude Society

Concerts and Rehearsals

  • NEW Opportunity to attend TWO private Working Rehearsals*—exclusive to Associate membership.

    *A maximum of two guests may attend a Working Rehearsal.

Priority Seating

  • Priority seating at the Ryan Opera Center’s Rising Stars in Concert.

  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Enthusiast

$500-$999 - Prelude Society

Concerts and Rehearsals

  • TWO passes to redeem among three Donor Dress Rehearsals during the upcoming season.

Activities

  • Opportunity to attend Lyric’s Annual Meeting with voting rights.
  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Want more opportunities?

Join the Encore Society.

Encore Society members can enjoy access to private intermission gatherings, performance program recognition, premium ticket services, and more.

Membership begins at $1,000.

Want to indulge?

Join the Crescendo Society.

Crescendo Society members can join pre-performance social hours, private dining options, access to restricted dress rehearsals, and more.

Membership begins at $5,000.

Want to get closer?

Join the Ardis Krainik Council.

The Ardis Krainik Council is comprised of Lyric's closest donors. Members 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.