A project of the Renée Fleming Initiative, Lyric Young Professionals (LYP) is a growing group of more than 200 dynamic opera lovers dedicated to building the next generation of supporters for Lyric Opera of Chicago. We engage our members through performances, education, professional networking opportunities, and unique social events.

You are invited to join LYP at any time throughout the year to unlock exclusive engagement opportunities at your desired membership level. All LYP contributions directly support The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center. As the next generation of Lyric supporters, LYP is passionate about creating a sustainable environment for the future of opera. The Ryan Opera Center prepares emerging singers and apprentice coaches for careers in opera by providing unique, comprehensive training.

Recognition levels for Lyric Young Professionals 

  • LYP Encore - $35 contribution 
  • LYP Member - $150 ($100 dues, $50 contribution) 
  • LYP Contributor - $250 ($100 dues, $150 contribution)  
  • LYP Associate - $400 ($100 dues, $300 contribution) 

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

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We hope you'll enjoy your next Lyric performance even more knowing that your generosity makes it all possible. Thank you!



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