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Opening Night and Opera Ball 

Das Rheingold

Richard Wagner

Saturday, October 1 | 6:00 PM

Performed in German with projected English translations. 

Join us for an unforgettable night of magnificent opera, dining, and dancing! 

A glamorous red-carpet entrance to the Civic Opera House begins your evening, with photographers on hand to capture every moment of the excitement. Once you enter the House, you and your fellow music lovers will mix and mingle amid the sparkling ambiance the curtain rises on what is considered to be one of the greatest musical achievements in Western culture. The first installment of four operas in the legendary Ring cycle, Das Rheingold is the beginning of a journey that every opera enthusiast will want to experience. Revel in the atmosphere of the most glamorous party on the Chicago social calendar!

Opening Night Gala Das Rheingold ticket prices range from $49 to $245.

Lyric Opera's new production of the Ring cycle is generously made possible by Lead Sponsor, an Anonymous Donor, and Cosponsors, Mr. & Mrs. Dietrich M. Gross, the Gramma Fisher Foundation of Marshalltown, Iowa, and Ada and Whitney Addington

Lyric Opera's new production of Das Rheingold is generously made possible by Marlys A. Beider, Liz Stiffel, Helen and Sam Zell, Abbott Fund, and Bulley & Andrews

The Opening Night Gala 2016 is sponsored by

Lyric patrons attending the Opening Night Gala performance are also invited to purchase tickets to the Opera Ball, co-chaired by Regan Rohde Friedmann and Eileen Murphy. This fantastic soirée celebrates the inauguration of another remarkable Lyric Opera season and is held at the gorgeous Hilton Chicago immediately following the performance. The black-tie affair gives attendees an opportunity to celebrate Opening Night with the stars of Das Rheingold!

The Opera Ball is cosponsored by ITW and Northern Trust

Call the Women's Board office at (312) 827-5682 for information and to book your package, or order online.