Ryan Opera Center Gala

Magical Music Around the World

We hope you enjoyed the enchanting artistry of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center Ensemble. For the first time in its history, the Ryan Opera Center's annual fundraising gala performance is available for music lovers to stream free of charge on Facebook and YouTube, thanks to you.  Thank you so much for your love and support of the Ryan Opera Center.

Program notes

Magical Music Around the World is generously presented by

Lead Sponsors

Sylvia Neil and Daniel Fischel

Major Sponsors

Richard Abram and Paul Chandler

Anders and Donna Gustafsson

Lori Julian for the Julian Family Foundation

Phil Lumpkin

Frank B. Modruson and Lynne C. Shigley

Richard Ryan

Michael Steinberg and Salme Harju Steinberg 

Thierer Family Foundation

Donna Van Eekeren, President & CEO, Springboard Arts Chicago

Additional Sponsors

Neal Ball

Julie and Roger Baskes

Heidi Heutel Bohn

David and Janet Fox

Mary and Lionel Go

Howard L. Gottlieb and Barbara G. Greis

Caroline and Charlie Huebner

Patricia A. Kenney and Gregory J. O'Leary

Dorothy Kuechl

Jean McLaren and John Nitschke

Mimi and Todd Mitchell

Brendan and Suzanne Mulshine

Cynthia Vahlkamp and Robert Kenyon

Dr. David H. Whitney and Dr. Juliana Chyu

Photos: Kyle Flubacker, Lyric Opera of Chicago