Young Professional Chapter - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Young Professionals



LYP new logo

A project of the Renée Fleming Initiative




Lyric's Young Professionals membership is for you

  • if you are between ages 21 and 45

  • if you are looking to network with like-minded professionals

  • if you enjoy attending unique social events

  • if you are interested in learning about opera

  • if you want to be a part of the new generation of Lyric’s supporters

YP Officers

President— Patrick M. Callahan
Vice President— Kimberly Palmisano

Event Logistics— Lisa DeAngelis
Event Promotion— Catherine Ketter
Marketing— Carolyn Fitzgerald
Membership— Kieran Shanahan
Social Media— Emily Vietoris
Special Projects— Charlotte Bohrer 
Volunteer Coordinator—Jenny Tola

Additional Information

lyp facebook  lyp twitter  lypemail 

Young Professionals
Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL  60606

... And have you heard of Lyric’s Encore Evenings ticket discount program? Click here to register.   



Join the YP — dedicated to building a new generation of Lyric Opera of Chicago supporters. Opera has it all and the YP wants you to be part of the magic.

Membership is a minimum annual contribution of $150.  Exclusive member benefits include:

  • complimentary or discounted admission to YP events. 

  • exclusive ticket offers and access to the LYP Medley Series

  • two passes to a designated working rehearsal at Lyric Opera

  • two admissions to the Season Preview Concert

  • two tickets to Rising Stars in Concert

  • an exclusive intermission reception at designated performances

  • advance notice of Lyric events

  • opportunity to volunteer at Operathon, Backstage Tours and other special events

Learn about Lyric Opera donor benefits.  

Welcome to Lyric Opera of Chicago's LYP Medley Series!

Lyric Young Professionals

If you are already a member of Lyric Young Professionals, login here to build and purchase this series for the 2014-15 season.

If you are not a member of the Lyric Young Professionals, but would like to join, please click here!


What is the LYP Medley Series?
The LYP Medley Series is a subscription package available only for active members of Lyric Young Professionals. This exclusive series allows LYP members to choose from a selection of dates and build a personalized subscription package of four or more operas, at just $35 a seat for our best available Main Floor locations! Regular prices are often near $200 - your savings is substantial! 


Do I have to be a member of Lyric Young Professionals to purchase an LYP Medley Series? 
Yes, the LYP Medley Series is only available to members of Lyric Young Professionals. All members must be active and current with their dues in order to participate. Click here to become a member.


How do I purchase tickets?
You must be a member of Lyric Young Professionals to purchase an LYP Medley Series. To purchase your series, login here.


All eight operas are available for this series although some performances are excluded from this offer. You must select four or more operas in order to build an LYP Medley Series. Available dates are:

Don Giovanni
Friday, Oct 17 – 7:30pm
Wednesday, Oct 29 – 7:30pm

Thursday, Oct 9 – 7:30pm
Wednesday, Oct 15 – 7:30pm

Il Trovatore
Saturday, Nov 15 – 7:30pm
Friday, Nov 21 – 7:30pm

Porgy and Bess
Wednesday, Nov 19 – 7:30pm
Monday, Dec 8 – 7:30pm

Anna Bolena
Tuesday, Dec 9 – 7:30pm
Wednesday, Jan 7 – 7:30pm

Tuesday, Jan 27 – 7:30pm
Friday, Feb 27 – 7:30pm

Monday, Feb 9 – 6pm
Friday, Mar 6 –6pm

The Passenger
Tuesday, Feb 24 – 7:30pm
Saturday, Feb 28 – 7:30pm


Where will I be seated and when will I receive my tickets? 
Lyric will assign the best available Main Floor seats a few days before your performance. You'll receive an email reminder a week in advance that your performance is coming up. Print-at-home tickets will be delivered to your inbox at least 48 hours before each performance. 


May I exchange my LYP Medley tickets? 
Yes, exchanges are possible via phone with at least 5 days notice; your new date must be valid for the LYP Medley Series. Fees may apply. 


Can I purchase additional tickets for my friends? 
Members with an LYP Medley Series may purchase additional tickets for $35 to bring friends for each performance date, subject to availability. After purchasing an LYP Medley Series, visit this page to purchase additional tickets for friends. You will be seated together.

Summer Happy Hour at Celeste - Wednesday, August 20th @ 5:30pm– It's almost time for the 2014-2015 Lyric Opera season, and we want to prepare for it by bringing everyone together to mix and mingle on Wednesday, August 20th, at one of the newest hot spots in River North - Celeste (111. W Hubbard). Celeste boasts a "refined interprepreation of the classic American drinking establishment." Come enjoy the newly opened 4th-floor garden rooftop space during a happy hour from 5:30-7:30pm! Upon arrival, please be sure to say you are with the Lyric Young Professionals Happy Hour to be let up to the roof. Contact Lisa DeAngelis, our Events Logistics Chair, with any questions (630-615-9521). We hope you can join us!

Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park- Saturday, September 6th @ 7:30pm– Enjoy Lyric Opera's annual gift to Chicago - an incredible (and free!) concert featuring spectacular singers from the upcoming season and the much-admired Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus. As we have done in previous years, LYPs will meet at the front-right corner of the lawn to eat, drink, and mingle during the concert. Feel free to bring friends to enjoy the evening with us. You are encouraged to arrive early to secure prime space.

Members of the Lyric Young Professionals with Renée Fleming at the 2011 Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park concert.

Season Preview Concert- Thursday, September 18th @ 6:30pm– As always, Lyric Opera is providing two complimentary tickets to the annual Season Preview concert for each member of the Lyric Young Professionals. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for the official invitation.

October     Saturday, 10/11, 8:00 a.m.- Midnight     OPERATHON ON 98.7 WFMT
      Kiosk at performances Oct-Dec     Lyric OperaShop