Each Chapter participates within the community for the dual purpose of enhancing community-engagement and educational programs while raising money and generating support for Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Chapter members of all ages get together to enjoy lectures, musical performances, special events, volunteer opportunities, participate in Operathon and assist with Operashop.

Please contact Brenna Finley at 312- 827-5657 or bfinley@lyricopera.org for more information.

Exclusive Benefits for Chapter Members!

All benefits of being a National Member ($75-$99) of Lyric Opera of Chicago:

-Exclusive gift of your choice from selected Lyric Opera Merchandise. Redeem online for an $8 fee or visit Lyric’s Ticketing office, 20 N. Wacker Drive, 8th floor
-Invitation for two to Ryan Opera Center’s Rising Stars in Concert
-Lyric Opera membership cards


-Connection to a vast network of local opera lovers-bring home the passion
-Chapter member price for all community Chapter programs
-Opportunity to volunteer at Operathon, Lyric’s radio marathon, and meet Lyric stars


Barrington Chapter:
Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 3:00PM
Wool Street Grill and Sports Bar
128 Wool Street, Barrington, IL  
Program: A presentation, by Mary Robins, of the World Premiere of the opera Bel Canto.
*After the presentation by Mary Robins, Community Engagement Chair, for Lyric Opera, we invite you to enjoy Pizza, Salad, Dessert, and Soft Drinks.
Cash Bar: 3:00PM                            
Program: 3:30PM Cost: $22.50
Checks due no later than October 28th
Inquiries: 847.304.0422

Evanston Chapter:
Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 3:00PM
Home of Barbara and John Eckel
2624 Thayer St., Evanston, IL
Program: Madness in Opera Lecture by Dr. Patrick Casali

Evanston, Northfield, Northwest, Wilmette and Winnetka Chapters:
Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 12:00PM
Michigan Shores Club
911 Michigan Avenue, Wilmette, IL
Program: Multi-Chapter Holiday Luncheon *Featuring a notable opera singer
Silent Auction and Cash Bar: 12:00PM
Luncheon: 1:00PM
Fee: TBD (Valet parking included)

Far West Chapter: 
Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 2:00PM
Home of Mrs. Leslie Foster  
534 Maple St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Program: The La Scala Opera House of Milan, Italy
Cost: Free-will donation
RSVP to Leslie Foster at 630.858.1460

December 6, 2015
Alberto’s Restaurant and Banquets
150 S. Gary Ave., Carol Stream, IL 60188
Program: Nabucco Study

January 24, 2016
Program: Romeo and Juliet Study

February 14, 2016 
Program: Harp Concert

April 17, 2016
Spring Program: Songs of Robert and Clara Schumann

Glencoe Chapter:
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 3:00PM
Home of Mrs. Evelyn Alter
260 Whistler Road, Unit 1A, Highland Park, IL
Program: Madness in Opera
*Lecture by Dr. Patrick Casali

March 2016
Lyric Opera Lighting Master
Date and Place TBA

May, 2016
Spring Tea
Date and Place TBA  

Wilmette Chapter:
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Home of Dr. and Mrs. Philip Liebson
1109 Illinois Road, Wilmette, IL
Program: Wozzeck Lecture
*Babs Lieberman will review Alan Berg’s opera with recorded musical excerpts.
Refreshments to follow.
Member Fee: $10.00   
Non Member Fee: $12.00

Sunday, April 17, 2016
Condominium Party Room
1616 Sheridan Road, Wilmette, IL
*Please park at Plaza del Lago
Program: Costumes for Lyric’s Stage
*Costume Director, Maureen Rielly will bring samples and speak on the process of costuming an opera.
Refreshments to follow.
Member Fee: $10.00   
No Member Fee: $12:00

Winnetka Chapter:
Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 3:00PM
Home of Mrs. Ronald Allen
265 White Oak Lane, Winnetka, IL 
Viennese Coffee House with music

Thursday, June 2, 2016  
Indian Hill Club
One Indian Hill Road, Winnetka, IL
Spring Luncheon and Musical Program