Lyric Young Professionals

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Our Mission

A project of the Renée Fleming Initiative, Lyric Young Professionals (LYP) is a growing group of 200 dynamic opera lovers dedicated to building the next generation of supporters for Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Is LYP Right for Me?

You don't need to be an opera expert or season opera-goer to join! Members of Lyric Young Professionals are between ages 21 and 45, looking to network with like-minded professionals, enjoy attending unique social events, interested in learning about opera, and eager to join the Lyric family. 

Giving Back

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 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.

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Upcoming Events

Improv & Arias
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

LYP New Member Brunch
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 11 a.m.

Jesus Christ Superstar Pre-Performance Dinner
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Jesus Christ Superstar Post-Performance Cocktails
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:00 p.m.


From complimentary admission to LYP events, networking opportunities, and special ticketing discounts, Lyric Young Professionals get exclusive insights into the inner workings of Lyric and the best opera has to offer, all while benefiting the Ryan Opera Center.

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Events & Medley Series

Events & Medley Series
Open yourself to amazing artistic experiences and expand your social network IRL. Explore our Medley Series to access $35 discounted tickets; join your peers for planned dinners before performances, cocktail hours, pre-opera talks; and more! 

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities
Lyric Young Professionals are striving to make a greater impact in the 2017/18 season, and your support is now more important than ever.

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Board Leadership

Board Leadership
Our Lyric Young Professionals Board is comprised of the best and brightest of Chicago's young opera community. Get to know our fantastic LYP Board and find out what you have in common with the folks that make up the heart of this fantastic network.
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Contact us

Andrea Rubens
Young Professionals Coordinator