Opening Night Opera Ball


Opening Night Opera Ball


Opening Night and Opera Ball
Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Join us for a magnificent evening of opera, dining, dancing, and glamour!

Lyric’s Opening Night and Opera Ball are always the social events of the season for Chicago – and this year, you can exchange into this can’t-miss performance with no additional fee!

Enjoy an enchanting red carpet entrance to the Civic Opera House with photographers on hand to capture every moment of the excitement. Mix and mingle amid the sparkling ambiance with your fellow music lovers, then settle in to experience Mozart’s glorious masterpiece, The Marriage of Figaro. This highly anticipated new production is directed by Chicago Shakespeare Theater founder and Artistic Director, Barbara Gaines. Marvel at the spectacle of the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Grand Foyer transformed to reflect the decadence of The Marriage of Figaro, and revel in the atmosphere of Chicago's most glamorous party!

Opening Night Gala ticket prices range from $49 to $750. If you’d like to continue your celebration at the opera house, the Pedersen Room and Florian Bistro will remain open for ticket-holders who wish to book reservations.

Lyric patrons attending the Opening Night Gala performance are also invited to purchase tickets to the Opera Ball, co-chaired by Mrs. A. Steven Crown and
Mrs. King Harris. This fantastic soirée is held at the gorgeous Hilton Chicago immediately following the performance. This black tie affair gives opera lovers the opportunity to celebrate Opening Night with the stars of The Marriage of Figaro! For the ultimate Opera Ball experience, please consider a premium package, highlighted in the tabs above. 


Opening Night sponsored by Aon.
Opera Ball sponsored by ITW and Northern Trust.
Opera Ball Reception is sponsored by Liz Stiffel.

Lyric Opera's new production of The Marriage of Figaro is generously made possible by The Negaunee Foundation, the Abbott Fund, Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin, Exelon, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Sylvia Neil and Daniel Fischel

Premium Packages


Count and Countess Premium Package

$50,000 ($45,050 tax-deductible)
  • 10 Mezzanine Box or Main Floor Prime performance tickets and a premium table of 10 at Opera Ball 
  • Round-trip transportation for you and your guests between the Civic Opera House and Opera Ball
  • Invitation for you and your guests to the Pre-Opera Reception and Intermission in the William B. and Catherine Graham Room
  • Premier seating at the gala performance of The Marriage of Figaro
  • Premium wine and table service at Opera Ball
  • Opportunity to host an artist or production team member at your Ball table, if desired
  • Table host will receive two passes to the September 22 final dress rehearsal of The Marriage of Figaro followed by an exclusive meet-and-greet with our director Barbara Gaines (Artistic Director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater)
  • A framed The Marriage of Figaro score, signed by cast members, will be given to the table host after the Ball

Figaro and Susanna Premium Package
$25,000 ($20,050 tax-deductible) 
  • 10 Mezzanine Box or Main Floor Prime performance tickets and a premium table of 10 at Opera Ball 
  • Round-trip transportation for you and your guests between the Civic Opera House and Opera Ball
  • Invitation for you and your guests to the Pre-Opera Reception and Intermission in the William B. and Catherine Graham Room
  • Premier seating at the gala performance of The Marriage of Figaro
  • Premium wine and table service at Opera Ball
  • Opportunity to host an artist or production team member at your Ball table, if desired

Cherubino Premium Pacakge
$16,000 ($11,050 tax-deductible)
  • 10 Mezzanine Box or Main Floor Prime performance tickets and a premium table of 10 at Opera Ball 
  • One-way transportation for you and your guests from the Civic Opera House to the Opera Ball
  • Invitation for you and your guests to the Pre-Opera Reception and Intermission in the William B. and Catherine Graham Room
  • Premier seating at the gala performance of The Marriage of Figaro and Opera Ball

Barbarina Premium Package
$8,000 ($6,020 tax-deductible)
  • 4 Mezzanine Box or Main Floor Prime performance tickets and 4 Opera Ball reservations
  • One-way transportation for you and your guests from the Civic Opera House to the Opera Ball
  • Invitation for you and your guests to the Pre-Opera Reception and Intermission in the William B. and Catherine Graham Room
  • Premier seating at the gala performance of The Marriage of Figaro and Opera Ball



Individual Reservations


Individual Gala Reservation

$1,250 ($755 tax-deductible)
  • 1 Mezzanine Box or Main Floor Prime performance ticket and 1 Opera Ball reservation 
  • One-way transportation from the Civic Opera House to the Opera Ball
  • Premier seating at the gala performance of The Marriage of Figaro and Opera Ball

Individual Ball Reservation New this year!
$500 ($250 tax-deductible)
  • 1 Opera Ball reservation



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Please call the Women's Board Office at (312) 827-5681 with questions, reservations, or to exchange your original The Marriage of Figaro tickets into the Opening Night Gala performance.

Please note: Advance reservations will be held only with full payment. Opening Night performance tickets will be mailed after Labor Day.  Priority is given to annual contributors based on level of giving. Limited availability for mezzanine boxes. Opera Ball reservations will be held at the door. Cast subject to change.

No refunds will be made after August 31, 2015. 





     






    




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