Make the most of your LYP Membership

Explore these helpful tips to stay engaged, stay informed, and make the most of your Lyric Young Professionals membership

Support Lyric

As the next generation of Lyric supporters, LYP is passionate about creating a sustainable future for opera. The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center prepares emerging singers and apprentice coaches for careers in opera by providing unique, comprehensive training. Support of the Ryan Opera Center is a key part of the mission and growth of LYP as we not only support these talented artists for their skill, but as vibrant young professionals themselves. Learn ways you can enhance your giving by exploring sponsorship opportunities on the LYP homepage.

Attend opera

When you join LYP, you’re automatically enrolled in our last-minute Encore ticketing program, unlocking $39 balcony and $59 main floor seating as often as available inventory allows. LYPs at the Member level and above also have access to the LYP Medley series, which allows you to build a personalized subscription series of 3 or more productions for $35 a seat. Medley dates and subscriptions will go on sale mid August!

Attend events

We offer a wide array of events for you to participate in at your leisure ranging from the Medley social series which involves a social event surrounding every performance, to the Cocktails & Conversation educational series featuring opera insiders, networking events with other Chicagoland young professional groups, and unique fundraising events like Halloween Masquerade and last season’s, Improv & Arias! You can now easily RSVP for events like these, and more, through signing into your Lyric account via


LYPs at the Contributor level and above have access to volunteer opportunities ranging from assisting at the OperaShop during performances to assisting at special events like Lyric’s Wine Auction this past season. Keep an eye out for volunteer opportunities in our monthly e-newsletters!

Stay informed

The best place to stay updated on all things LYP is through reading our monthly newsletters delivered straight to your inbox and following us on social media Facebook and Instagram.
Bring your friends!

For all LYP events, members are encouraged to bring their friends and expose them to the joys of membership and Lyric. Through our Encore and Medley discount ticket series for LYP members, it’s now easier than ever to share that memorable “first opera” experience with your closest (or furthest) acquaintance!