Donor Benefits - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Donor Benefits

A program of benefits designed to enhance your opera experience.

As per long-standing Lyric Opera policy, ticket order priority increases with level of giving.

$35–$74 MEMBER
• Invitation for two to the Season Preview Concert*
• Advance notice of special events including concerts and programs presented by Lyric Unlimited
• One complimentary digital copy of Lyric Opera's Annual Report
• Increased Ticket Priority for all ticket purchases

$75–$99 NATIONAL MEMBER
• Exclusive Gift of your choice. Redeem online or in person!
(Mug/Poster/Reusable Tote – redeem online for $8 fee or visit Lyric’s offices, 20 N Wacker Dr., 8th floor)
• Invitation for two to Rising Stars in Concert*
• Increased Ticket Priority for all ticket purchases
• Lyric Opera membership card
• All other benefits listed above

$100–$249 PATRON
• Two complimentary passes to the designated Chapters’ Working Rehearsal 
• $10 off coupon at Lyric’s OperaShop
• All other benefits listed above 

$200+ NEW! YOUNG PROFESSIONALS PATRON MEMBERSHIP
• Invitations to exclusive networking events, programs, and receptions designed for those 39 and younger
• One-year membership to Lyric Young Professionals
• All other benefits listed above (Benefits valued at $150)

$250–$499 ASSOCIATE
• Two open dress rehearsal passes per season 
• Complimentary subscription to Lyric Opera News
• Priority seating at the Opening Night Gala performance, Season Preview Concert, and Rising Stars in Concert
• All other benefits listed above (Benefits valued at $20)

$500–$999 SUSTAINER
• Listing in the Season Program
• Lyric Opera voting membership and invitation to the Annual Meeting
• Preferred seating at the Final Auditions of the Ryan Opera Center
• All other unrelated benefits listed above (Benefits valued at $20)

$1,000–$1,999 FRIEND
• BY POPULAR DEMAND! Friends First Receptions. During first intermissions of selected performances, enjoy complimentary coffee and conversation with Lyric Opera Friends (and above) in the Malott Room.
• Four open dress rehearsal passes per season
• Choice of complimentary digital or printed Season Companion study guide
• All other unrelated benefits listed above (Benefits valued at $57)

$2,000–$3,499 IMPRESARIO
NEW! Invitation for two to attend one Lyric Signature Event
• Complimentary admission for two to a Lyric Opera Backstage Tour
• All other unrelated benefits listed above (Benefits valued at $176)

$3,500–$4,999 BRAVO CIRCLE
• NEW! Invitation for two to attend two Lyric Signature Events
 • Bravo Circle Premium Ticket Services. No exchange fees, access to the best tickets Lyric has available, and a personal representative to handle your needs
• Listing in the Annual Report
• All other unrelated benefits listed above (Benefits valued at $225)

$5,000–$7,499 BENEFACTOR
• NEW! Invitation for two to attend three Lyric Signature Events
• Reserved seating for two at Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park*
• All other unrelated benefits listed above (Benefits valued at $274)

$7,500–$9,999 PREMIER BENEFACTOR
• Use of Lyric Opera’s newly-refurbished private dining room, the William B. and Catherine Graham Room
• Graham Room Member Premier Expedited Valet Parking located at the front door of the Opera House
• Eight complimentary valet parking vouchers per season
• All other unrelated benefits listed above (Benefits valued at $410)

$10,000–$24,999 SILVER GRAND BENEFACTOR
• Invitation for two to a Grand Benefactor Appreciation Dinner hosted by the General Director
• Invitation to join WFMT’s in-studio audience during recordings of Ryan Opera Center recitals
• Invitation for two to a Master Class led by Renée Fleming*
• Complimentary flash drive of Lyric Opera Commentaries
• All other unrelated benefits listed above (Benefits valued at $545)

$25,000–$49,999 GOLDEN GRAND BENEFACTOR
• Customized benefits related to selected sponsorship of Special Events and Lyric Unlimited Programs.
• Invitation for two to the Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park Cast Party
• Reserved special seating for two at each of three open dress rehearsals
• Expanded listing in the Season Program and on Lyric’s website, if desired
• All other unrelated benefits listed above (Benefits valued at $565)

GIFTS OF $50,000 and above in support of Lyric's major events and programs receive unique and exclusive benefits. Please call 312-827-5900 to inquire.

*Limited Seating

LYRIC SIGNATURE EVENTS - NEW! 
Donor Luncheons, receptions, Ryan Opera Center master classes. Meet artists, or join us onstage. It's all your choice, even which date. Complete list of available events available by calling 312-827-5659

PLANNED GIVING
Planned Givers receive special benefits during their lifetimes celebrating future generosity. If you have planned future gifts to Lyric, please let us know by calling 312-827-5677.