Join the Valhalla Circle for the Ultimate Ring Experience

At this time, premier seating has been reserved for Vahalla Circle membersa giving society designed specifically for fans who wish to learn more about the Ring while mingling with fellow Wagner lovers.

To find out more, call our Audience Services office at 312.827.5600 and tell the respresentative that you'd like to join the Vahalla Circle along with your preferred level of membership.

Upon joining, 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 at any time. See package pricing below.

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2020 Valhalla Circle Levels of Membership



(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



(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



(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 Ringlearning opportunities

  • Two passes to the dress rehearsalof Götterdämmerung (2019/20 Season)

  • All other unrelated benefits listed below



(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



(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



  • Complimentary backstage tour of the Lyric Opera House

  • Discount on Ring merchandise at the OperaShop kiosk

  • Valhalla Circle membership card

Additional Information

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

Valhalla Circle Package Pricing

Lyric Opera Ring Cycle Valhalla Circle Pricing Chart

Lyric Opera Ring Cycle Seating Map

* 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.

Lyric Opera Ring Cycle 2020

Make a donation with your Ring cycle package and get access to the best seats in the house. You'll 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.

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RING Cycle 2016 — 2020

Lead Sponsor


Bulley & Andrews - LOGO

National Endowment for the Arts - LOGO

With additional support from Robin Angly, Richard J. and Barbara Franke, and the Prince Charitable Trusts.