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An exciting element of being part of the Lyric Young Professionals is the abundance of events and networking opportunities available to members only. From our special Medley performance series, which offers discounted tickets, to the Medley Social Series, which includes cocktail hours, pre-opera talks, and dinners with fellow LYP members, to our glamorous annual Halloween Masquerade - Lyric Young Professionals can have it all!

Open yourself to amazing artistic experiences and expand your social network IRL. Check out our upcoming Medley performance dates and events below:

Medley Performance Dates

March 16 is the last available LYP Medley opera performance for the 2017/18 Season. Medley subscriptions for the 2018/19 Season will be on sale in the fall.

Exclusive $35 LYP Medley performance series tickets are only available to active members of Lyric Young Professionals at the LYP Member level and up. Call our Audience Services Department at 312.827.5600 for personal assistance today — choose a minimum of three different opera titles and we’ll help you find the perfect package that works with your schedule. Learn more about the Medley performance series here.

Enhance your opera-going experience! Medley Social Series allows members to meet and mingle with fellow Lyric Young Professionals before and after select Medley performances.


<i>I Puritani</i>

I Puritani

Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 7:30pm
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:30pm

A sweepingly romantic tale of star-crossed lovers and political intrigue set to some of the most thrilling vocal music ever written.

Cosi fan tutte

Così fan tutte

Monday, February 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

A simple bet puts love to the test in this thought-provoking romantic comedy. Take a light-hearted look into romantic relationships and crisscrossed affections when two men enter a bet to prove their lovers' fidelity.

Faust

Faust

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, March 12, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Faust sells his soul to the devil in exchange for eternal youth, but the cost is too high when the innocent have to pay the price.

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 11, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

The greatest story ever told is brought to life on Chicago's biggest stage. Follow Christ through persecution, doubt, and ultimate betrayal in a ground-breaking production full of high-energy choreography and heart-pumping music by legendary Broadway collaborators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. 

2018 Events

* Indicates Medley Social Series events.
Learn more about our Medley Social Series.


I Puritani Post-Performance Cocktails*
Saturday, February 10, 2018
The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room, Lyric Opera House
After the final curtain

I Puritani Pre-Performance Dinner*
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Pearl Brasserie, 180 N Upper Wacker Dr
5:00 p.m.

I Puritani Pre-Opera Talk*
Monday, February 16, 2018
Ardis Krainik Theatre, Lyric Opera House
1 hour before curtain rises

Così fan tutte Pre-Opera Talk*
Monday, February 26, 2018
Ardis Krainik Theatre, Lyric Opera House
1 hour before curtain rises

Cocktails & Conversation
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
6:00 p.m.

Faust Pre-Performance Dinner*
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Pearl Brasserie, 180 N Upper Wacker Dr
5:00 p.m.

LYP Happy Hour
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Arbella, 112 W Grand Ave
5:00 p.m.

Faust Post-Performance Cocktails*
Friday, March 9, 2018
The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room, Lyric Opera House
After the final curtain

Faust Pre-Opera Talk*
Monday, March 12, 2018
Ardis Krainik Theatre, Lyric Opera House
1 hour before curtain rises

Così fan tutte Pre-Performance Dinner*
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Pearl Brasserie, 180 N Upper Wacker Dr
5:00 p.m.

Così fan tutte Post-Performance Cocktails*
Friday, March 16, 2018
The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room, Lyric Opera House
After the final curtain

Improv & Arias
Tuesday March, 20, 2018
The Second City e.t.c. Theater. 230 W North Ave, 2nd Floor
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

LYP New Member Brunch
Saturday, April 14, 2018 
Municipal Bar + Dining Co., 216 W Ohio St
11:00 a.m.

LYP April Happy Hour
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Tradition, 160 N Franklin St
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Jesus Christ Superstar Pre-Performance Dinner*
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Pearl Brasserie, 180 N Upper Wacker Dr
5:00 p.m.

Jesus Christ Superstar Post-Performance Cocktails*
Saturday, May 5, 2018
The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room, Lyric Opera House
After the final curtain

Jesus Christ Superstar Celebration
Friday, May 11, 2018
Lyric Opera House, The Murphy Chicago
5:30 p.m.

LYP May Happy Hour
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Celeste, 111 W Hubbard St
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Private Networking Reception with Union League Club of Chicago
Friday, June 15, 2018
Union League Club of Chicago
5:30 p.m.

LYP All Member Meeting
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Lyric Opera House William B. and Catherine Graham Room
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

New Member Brunch
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Details coming soon!

Halloween Masquerade 2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Lyric Opera House
8:00 p.m. - midnight





Medley Social Series

A guaranteed opera buddy for every (Medley) performance!
Meet and mingle with fellow Lyric Young Professionals before and after select Medley performances.
Can’t make it to these events? Meet us at the LYP banner in the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Grand Foyer during intermission at every Medley performance this season.

5:00 p.m. Pre-Performance Dinner
Pearl Brasserie, 180 N Upper Wacker Dr
*Contact lyricyp@lyricopera.org at least 2 days before the performance to RSVP.
Join us at LYP's preferred restaurant, Pearl Brasserie, for a special $35 prix fixe menu and private dining area for LYP members (and their guests) before curtain. Members and guests are responsible for their own dinner checks. Tickets for the performance not required to attend dinner.

Pre-Opera Talk
Ardis Krainik Theatre, Lyric Opera House
Enhance your opera-going experience and join fellow patrons in the Ardis Krainik Theatre one hour before the curtain rises for a free, 30-minute preview talk about the fascinating background of each Lyric production.
Tickets for that day’s performance are required.

Post-Performance Cocktails
The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room, Lyric Opera House
Join us after the final curtain in The Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room for post-performance desserts and drinks with fellow LYP members and their guests. Members and guests are responsible for their own dessert and drink checks.
Tickets for that day's performance are required.

Cocktails & Conversation

Our Cocktails & Conversation educational series invites members to engage with Lyric insiders and opera superstars in open discussion providing valuable insight to the world of opera. These events take place at least twice per season. Past speakers include Renée Fleming, Joseph Calleja, Matthew Polenzani, and Lyric Dramaturg Roger Pines.

Halloween Masquerade 

SAVE THE DATE FOR Halloween Masquerade 2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Lyric Opera House
more information here

2017 Halloween Masquerade Recap
Hosted by the Lyric Young Professionals, Lyric’s third annual Halloween Masquerade welcomed 300 exquisitely costumed guests to the gilded Art Deco interior of the Lyric Opera House for Chicago’s premier Halloween party…with a purpose! This lavish affair featured live music, CH Distillery main floor bars, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, and a costume contest judged by drag group SADHAUS. All proceeds directly supported the emerging operatic talent of the Ryan Opera Center.

Check out our 2017 Halloween Masquerade!
"5 Spooky Shindigs"
CS Magazine December 2017 Edition
CS Magazine LYP Halloween Feature




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