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Become a Part of Valhalla Circle

The Ring Cycle at Lyric Opera of Chicago


JOIN THE VALHALLA CIRCLE


Become a member of the exclusive Valhalla Circle—a giving society designed specifically for fans who wish to learn more about the Ring while mingling with fellow Wagner lovers.

At this time, premiere seating has been reserved for Vahalla Circle members. To find out more, call our Audeince Services office at 312.827.5600 and tell the respresentative that you'd like to join the Vahalla Circle and your preferred level of membership.  

You will automatically receive benefits corresponding to the cumulative total of your contribution. You may choose to increase your gift to quality for a higher membership level. See package pricing here. Claim your place amongst the gods and secure priority seating for this highly anticipated cultural event!

Questions about specific Valhalla Circle membership benefits? Contact Lyric’s Development Department at 312.827.5685.

 


2020 VALHALLA CIRCLE BENEFITS

BRÜNNHILDE $12,000
(benefits valued at $565)
  • Invitation for two to join the General Director’s table at the Twilight Progressive Dinner at your performance of Götterdämmerung
  • Complimentary admission and VIP seating at all Ring learning opportunities
  • Inside the Ring: A personal tour of the set with your guests by a member of Lyric’s Technical team, just moments before the curtain rises*
  • Commemorative Book with photos and stories from each opera**
  • Six passes to the Final Dress Rehearsal of Götterdämmerung (2019/20 Season)
  • All other unrelated benefits listed below

WOTAN $7,500
(benefits valued at $495)
  • Invitation for two to enjoy the complimentary Twilight Progressive Dinner at your performance of Götterdämmerung
  • Four passes to the dress rehearsal of Götterdämmerung (2019/20 Season)
  • Exclusive dining privileges in The William B. and Catherine Graham Room during cycle performances
  • All other unrelated benefits listed below 
SIEGFRIED $3,500
(benefits valued at $295)
  • Brut Strength: Enjoy a champagne toast while exploring the set of Siegfried on the afternoon of the hero’s opera
  • Complimentary admission to all Ring learning opportunities
  • Two passes to the dress rehearsal of Götterdämmerung (2019/20 Season)
  • All other unrelated benefits listed below

FRICKA $1,500
(benefits valued at $180)
  • Invitation for two to attend the Leitmotif Luncheon: Dine and mingle with host Sir Andrew Davis, the Ring creative team, and fellow Valhalla Circle members at the kickoff event of our Cycle celebration
  • Ring swag bag with select Lyric merchandise
  • All other unrelated benefits listed below

VALKYRIE $750
(benefits valued at $80)
  • Complimentary access for two to Flight of the Valkyries: Sample craft beer from Chicago breweries following your performance of Das Rheingold. Hosted by Lyric’s Guild Board of Directors.
  • Recognition in the performance program during Lyric’s Ring cycles
  • All other unrelated benefits listed below

RHINEMAIDEN $250
  • Complimentary backstage tour of the Lyric Opera House
  • Discount on Ring merchandise at the OperaShop kiosk
  • Valhalla Circle membership card



 


* Inside the Ring tours can be scheduled for any performance except the April 13 performance of Das Rheingold.

** Commemorative Book will be mailed after the close of the Ring cycles.

Benefits subject to change and availability.

Valhalla Circle contributions made with Ring packages will support Lyric’s 2019/20 season. Donors will receive eligible Valhalla Circle benefits during the 2020 Ring cycles as applicable. Contributions may be made in installments, but must be paid in full by June 30, 2020. Valhalla Circle benefits are separate from Annual Campaign benefits, and cannot be combined or substituted.

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RING CYCLE 2016 — 2020

PRODUCTION SPONSORS


Lead Sponsor
ANONYMOUS
DONOR
MR. & MRS.
DIETRICH M. GROSS
GRAMMA FISHER
FOUNDATION OF
MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA
ADA AND WHITNEY
ADDINGTON
RING Cycle at Lyric Opera of Chicago
National Endowment for the Arts

With additional support from Robin Angly and Richard J. and Barbara Franke.