Ryan Opera Center Gala

Magical Music Around the World

The Ryan Opera Center’s 6th annual fundraising gala, Magical Music Around the World, will be held virtually on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Experience the artistry of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center Ensemble like never before. Our talented singers and pianist will whisk you away with a thematic performance of operatic and popular music, led by music director Craig Terry. Through the magic of technology, alumni from around the world will be joining the evening to share how their careers have benefited from the amazing training and experience they received at the Ryan Opera Center. 

Become a sponsor to receive the opportunity of a virtual one-on-one meeting with artists, as well as a delicious basket of assorted fare and wine delivered directly to your door.  

Sponsors of this gala make it possible to share the concert with the public for free at a later date.

$25,000 Sponsor

  • Access to the Magical Music Around the World performance.
  • A private virtual reception with a world-renowned alumnus/a of the Ryan Opera Center.
  • An invitation to the Zoom cocktails prior to the concert.
  • Access to a bonus performance and behind-the-scenes footage or video testimonial.
  • Logo or name recognition on the website, event invitation, and performance broadcast with verbal recognition during Zoom cocktails.
  • Bring the party home with a large basket of assorted fare and wine delivered directly to your door. Please note that selecting this option will reduce tax-deductibility.

$10,000 Sponsor

  • Access to the Magical Music Around the World performance.
  • A private virtual reception with an alumnus/a of the Ryan Opera Center.
  • An invitation to the Zoom cocktails prior to the concert.
  • Access to behind-the-scenes footage or video testimonial.
  • Name recognition on the website and performance broadcast with verbal recognition during Zoom cocktails.
  • Bring the party home with a small basket of assorted fare and wine delivered directly to your door. Please note that selecting this option will reduce tax-deductibility.

$5,000 Sponsor

  • Access to the Magical Music Around the World performance.
  • A private virtual reception with a current member of the Ryan Opera Center.
  • An invitation to the Zoom cocktails prior to the concert.
  • Name recognition on the website and performance broadcast.
  • Bring the party home with wine delivered directly to your door. Please note that selecting this option will reduce tax-deductibility.

$500 Individual Ticket

  • Access to the Magical Music Around the World performance.
  • An invitation to the Zoom cocktails prior to the concert.
  • A sweet treat mailed directly to you in advance of the concert date.

Sponsor today!

Contact Fundraising Events Manager, Marisa Lerman by email at mlerman@lyricopera.org or by phone at 312.827.5694, or fill out the form below!

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 

Photos: Kyle Flubacker, Lyric Opera of Chicago