Encore Circle

Take your love of Lyric to the next level by joining the Encore Circle!

The Encore Circle is perfect for the donor who wants more—more access to artists, more social gatherings, and more personalized ticket service. But above all, Encore Circle donors want to make more of an impact on Lyric’s celebrated productions and renowned education and community programming.

In addition to the perks shown here, you will also receive the benefits of Prelude Fund membership, including pre-sale access for single tickets, invitations to Ryan Opera Center events, and our Donor Serenade E-Newsletter.

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

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Take your love of Lyric to the next level by joining the Encore Circle!

The Encore Circle is perfect for the donor who wants more—more access to artists, more social gatherings, and more personalized ticket service. But above all, Encore Circle donors want to make more of an impact on Lyric’s celebrated productions and renowned education and community programming.

In addition to the perks shown here, you will also receive the benefits of Prelude Fund membership, including pre-sale access for single tickets, invitations to Ryan Opera Center events, and our Donor Serenade E-Newsletter.

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

Membership Levels

Friend

$1,000-$1,999

Concerts and Rehearsals

  • Four (4) passes to donor dress rehearsals per season

Invitations

  • Friends First Receptions: Mingle with fellow donors during the first intermission of select performances. Enjoy complimentary coffee, cookies, and conversation with Encore Circle donors (and above).

Exclusive Benefits

  • NEW One (1) complimentary wine voucher for two to be enjoyed at a Friends First reception

(benefits valued at $50)

Impresario

$2,000-$3,499

Invitations

  • Invitation to attend one (1) Lyric Signature Event: Choose from an exciting menu of events to experience the inner workings of Lyric, including master classes, workshop performances, star-studded luncheons and receptions, and more
  • Attend in-studio recordings of the Ryan Opera Center's WFMT radio recitals
  • Access to Friends First Receptions

Parking

  • One (1) complimentary valet parking voucher

Concerts and Rehearsals

  • Four (4) passes to donor dress rehearsals per season

Exclusive Benefits

  • One (1) complimentary wine voucher for two to be enjoyed at a Friends First reception

(benefits valued at $175)

Bravo Circle

$3,500-$4,999

Ticketing 

  • Bravo Circle Premium Ticket Services: Enjoy the convenience of having a dedicated staff concierge to help you with your ticketing needs. You will receive access to the best tickets available as well as no exchange fees.

Invitations

  • Invitation to attend two (2) Lyric Signature Events 
  • Attend in-studio recordings of the Ryan Opera Center's WFMT radio recitals
  • Access to Friends First Receptions

Parking

  • Two (2) complimentary valet parking vouchers

Concerts and Rehearsals

  • Four (4) passes to donor dress rehearsals per season

Exclusive Benefits

  • One (1) complimentary wine voucher for two to be enjoyed at a Friends First reception

(benefits valued at $300)

Want to indulge?

Join the Crescendo Society.

Crescendo Society members can enjoy complimentary wine during intermission, exclusive dining options, and expedited valet parking.

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 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.