April 4

Upcoming Dates

April 4

Ryan Opera Center Gala

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center’s 7th annual gala, Ryan Opera Center Goes to Hollywood, will be held on Monday, April 4, at The Casino Club of Chicago. It will feature Ensemble members and Music Director Craig Terry performing a thematic program of operatic and popular music from Hollywood films.

Grammy-nominated alumnus Will Liverman, who returns to Lyric this season as Charles in Fire Shut Up in My Bones, will join the festivities. The performance will be followed by an elegant seated dinner with our artists and special guests.

  • Location: The Casino Club of Chicago: 195 East Delaware Place
  • Chaired by: Frank B. Modruson and Lynne C. Shigley

About the Ryan Opera Center

About the Ryan Opera Center

Since 1974 the Ryan Opera Center has trained nearly 300 artists and has helped to launch major international careers. Get to know our current Ensemble and some of our most acclaimed alumni.

2021/22 ENSEMBLE




Guest Artists

Ryan Opera Center Ensemble

Ryan Opera Center Goes to Hollywood is generously made possible by

Premiere Sponsors

Patrick G. and Shirley Welsh Ryan

Marquee Sponsors

Dr. Young Chung Family

Lori Julian for the Julian Family Foundation

Frank B. Modruson & Lynne C. Shigley

Christopher & Laurie Nielsen

Jean McLaren & John Nitschke and Dr. Scholl Foundation

Gregory J. O’Leary & Patricia A. Kenney

Ted Reichardt & Emilysue Pinnell Reichardt

Richard Ryan

Nasrin & Mark Thierer

Silver Screen Sponsors


Julie & Roger Baskes

Nancy Dehmlow

Anders & Donna Gustafsson

Michael A. Leppen

Philip G. Lumpkin

Michael & Salme Harju Steinberg

Cameo Sponsors

Maree G. Bullock

Caroline & Charlie Huebner 

Sylvia Neil & Daniel Fischel 

John D. & Alexandra C. Nichols

Debbie K. Wright