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Announcing Lyric Opera Signature Events

We are so excited about this new program and we don’t want you to miss it! We have collected ten of our most popular Lyric Opera donor benefits as Lyric Signature Events. Want to see a masterclass? Have lunch with one of our casts? You choose what works in your schedule and we’ll see you there! Please watch your mail for your personalized information, including the number of events you can select, and be sure to RSVP online or by mail
by October 11. 

Browse our offerings at left to find programs that thrill and inspire, choose a number of events based on your level of giving, then select your event(s) and RSVP by logging into your Donor Patron Center. 

Lyric Signature Luncheons

Revel in the beauty of the Civic Opera House's Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Grand Foyer as it is transformed into an elegant dining area. Meet, greet, and nosh with Anthony Freud, General Director, CEO Ken Pigott, and the brightest opera stars of today!


Thursday, October 24, 2013 with the casts from Otello
and Madama Butterfly
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 with the casts from La Traviata
and Die Fledermaus
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 with the casts from La Clemenza di Tito
and Rusalka
Lyric Signature Luncheons take place in the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Grand Foyer
Reception: 12:00 Noon
Lunch: 12:30 p.m.
Remarks 1:15 p.m.



Lyric Signature Luncheons and Receptions are generously sponsored by


Lyric Signature Receptions

Stop in after work or grab a cocktail before heading to dinner and join us in The William B. and Catherine Graham Room. At a Lyric Signature Reception, you'll have the opportunity to mingle with cast members, chat with key artistic staff, and engage members of Lyric's leadership.


Monday, October 28, 2013 with the casts from Otello and Madama Butterfly
Monday, January 13, 2014 with the casts from Die Fledermaus and Madama Butterfly

Lyric Signature Receptions take place in The William B. and Catherine Graham Room 
American Airlines Mezzanine Level

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


Discovery Series Reception

Join us in the Rice Grand Foyer for a reception immediately following the Discovery Series Lecture for La Clemenza di Tito. Meet and greet celebrated artists Matthew Polenzani, Joyce DiDonato, and Lyric's Music Director Sir Andrew Davis! Complimentary tickets included.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

6:00 p.m. Lecture, 7:00 p.m. Reception

Rice Grand Foyer, Civic Opera House


The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center Master Classes

Step backstage and into a Master Class to catch a glimpse of the intensive opera training undertaken by the Ryan Opera Center ensemble members. In preparation to perform on world famous stages, these rising stars will sing arias and songs and receive invaluable instruction from a current star from Lyric's main stage.

The Fall Master Class is scheduled for:
Monday, October 14, 2013
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Led by Ana Mar
ía Martínez


The second Master Class is scheduled for:
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
10:30 a.m. Registration and Reception
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Master Class

Led by Eric Owens


Master Classes are generously sponsored by
Mrs. Thomas D. Heath and Martha A. Hesse


Champagne Onstage

Toast the opera season on the set of the new Lyric production of La Traviata, and learn how our production and technical teams work together to create the fantasy of opera.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Ardis Krainik Theatre


Champagne Onstage is generously sponsored by
Albert and Rita Lacher


The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center Workshop Performances

An exceptional (and fun!) full-length opera presented backstage by our fabulous Ryan Opera Center ensemble members. A fantastic way to spend a summer afternoon seeing our world renowned Ensemble display their talent and training!


The Ryan Opera Center Workshop Performances are scheduled for
Wednesday, June 25 and Friday, June 27, 2014
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. with one intermission

An email notification will be sent to patrons interested in attending.


The Ryan Opera Center Workshop Performances are generously sponsored by 
Martha A. Hesse