Chapter Events - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Chapter Programs

Dates to Remember

 Season Preview Concert                    Thursday, September 18, 2014
 Ryan Opera Center Final Auditions             Sunday, September 21, 2014
 Opening Night Gala                    Saturday, September 27, 2014
 OPERATHON                    Saturday, October 11, 2014
 60th Anniversary Gala                   Saturday, November 1, 2014



Chapter Program Events

August 1, 2014 –November 30, 2014.

Chapter members are welcome to attend all Chapter events at the member price!

August 2, Saturday.  Northfield and Wilmette Chapters. 6:00 p.m. Picnic and performance of SALOME with Patricia Racette in the title role. Ravinia Park, 418 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park, IL. Fee TBA.

August 6, Wednesday.  Northfield and Northwest Chapters. Time 4:30 p.m.. Seven Deadly Sins program. Millennium Park, Chicago, IL. Fee $65.

August 31, Sunday.  Hinsdale Chapter. 4:00 P.M. 2014-2015 Season overview lecture by Peter Van Der Graff. Location TBA Hinsdale, IL. Fee TBA.

September 14, Sunday.  Northfield, Northwest, Wilmette, and Winnetka Chapters. 4:00 P.M. Performance by Celeste Rue, Pianist, and two vocalists TBA. Westmoreland Country Club, Wilmette, IL. Fee $65.

September 16, Tuesday.  Glencoe Chapter. 7:00 p.m. Season overview lecture by Roger Pines. Location TBA. Fee M$20 G$25.

September 17, Wednesday.  Near North Chapter. 6:00 p.m. Interview and dinner with Anthony Freud. A club centrally located in Chicago, IL. Fee $65.

September 21, Sunday.  Barrington Chapter. 1:00 p.m. Performance by Kimberly Han, pianist. The Garlands, Barrington, IL. Fee M$40 G$45.

September 21, Sunday.  Winnetka Chapter. 2:00 P.M. Lecture by Neil Adelman. Winnetka Public Library, Winnetka, IL. No fee.

September 21, Sunday.  Far West Chapter. 2:00 P.M. Presentation on Don Giovanni by George Meschel. Private residence, Aurora, IL. Fee, Donation.

September 21, Sunday.  Lake Geneva Chapter. 4:00 P.M. Musical performance by Celeste Rue, Pianist and three vocalists TBA. Big Foot country Club, Fontana, WI. Fee M$80 G$100.

September 27, Saturday.  Hinsdale Chapter. 6:00 P.M. Cappricio lecture, speaker TBA. Location TBA, Naperville, IL. Fee TBA.

September 28, Sunday.  Evanston Chapter. 4:00 P.M. 2014-2015 Season overview lecture by Jack Zimmerman. 1417 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL. Fee TBA.

October 16, Thursday.  Wilmette Chapter. 7:00 p.m. Lecture by Scott Holmes. Mallinckrodt Center, Wilmette, IL. Fee M$10 G$12.

October 19, Sunday.  Near North Chapter. 12:30 p.m. Lunch and interview Q & A with Eric Owen. Gibson’s 1028 N. Rush Street, Chicago, IL. Fee $50.

October 19, Sunday.  Far West Chapter. 2:00 P.M. Presentation on Cappricio by William Nelson. Private residence, Glen Ellyn, IL. Fee, Donation.

October 23, Thursday. Winnetka and Glencoe Chapters. 11:30 A.M. Performance by Kimberly Jones, Leila Bowie, and Marisa Bucheit. Sunset Ridge country Club, Northfield, IL. Fee TBA.

October 26, Sunday.  Evanston Chapter. 4:00 P.M. Lecture “Courtesans in Opera” by Patrick Casali and Professor Emeaitus. 950 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL. Fee M$10 G$15.

November 2, Sunday.  Lake Geneva Chapter. Time TBA. Presentation TBA. Private residence. Fee TBA.

November 2, Sunday. Far West Chapter. 2:00 P.M. Presentation on Il Travatore by Denny Hayes. Private residence, St. Charles, IL. Fee, Donation.

November 2, 2014, Sunday Winnetka Chapter3:00 p.m. English Tea and presentation of Anne Boleyn’s Era by Sanna and Mars Longden. Private residence, Winnetka, IL. Fee TBA.  

 November 9, 2014, Sunday. Barrington Chapter1:00 p.m. Performance by Leila Bowie, soprano, and Luciano Lowentiu, pianist. Inverness Country Club, Barrington, IL. Fee TBA.

November 20, 2014 , Thursday . Hinsdale Chapter 12:00 P.M. Anna Bolena lecture by Carla Thorpe. Location TBA. Fee TBA.

November 30, 2014 , Sunday . Evanston, Glencoe, Northfield, and Wilmette Chapters12:00 P.M. Holiday luncheon and Recital, performer TBA. Michigan Shores Club, Wilmette, IL. Fee TBA. 



Evelyn Richer

Louise Ryssman

Far West
Loretta Caputo

Flossmoor Area
Diane Moses

Maria Rigolin

Highland Park/Deerfield
Loretta Lucia

Beatriz Iorgulescu

Hyde Park/Kenwood
Claude Weil

Lake Geneva
Patricia Wakenight

Near North
Jackie Knight




Carole Luczak

Bonnie Zeitlin

Barbara Larsen

Betty Walsh

Margie Franklin