Season Opening Gala Featuring An Evening with Audra McDonald

October 6, 2023

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October 6, 2023

Season Opening Gala 2023

On Friday, October 6, join us at the Lyric Opera House for the Season Opening Gala and experience the inimitable talent of Audra McDonald in concert for a spellbinding evening of song. Walk the red carpet and enjoy pre-performance cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, dinner following the concert, then dance the night away! An Evening with Audra McDonald will be a night to remember!

 

6:00 PM - Cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception on the American Airlines Mezzanine

7:30 PM - An Evening with Audra McDonald concert with intermission reception on the American Airlines Mezzanine

9:30 PM - Dinner at the Lyric Opera House, followed by dancing in the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Grand Foyer

Lyric’s Season Opening Gala is a project of the Women’s Board
Alison Wehman McNally, Chair

  • Location: Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Dress code: Black tie

Artists

Sponsorships

$100,000

Audra Sponsor

Audra Sponsor

  • 24 premium performance tickets to An Evening with Audra McDonald including:
    • Pre-performance reception on the American Airlines Mezzanine
    • Mezzanine box seating with post-performance dinner on the American Airlines Mezzanine (4 boxes with 6 seats each, limited availability) OR
    • Main Floor Select or Main Floor Prime seating with post-performance dinner in The William B. and Catherine Graham Room (limited availability)
  • Dancing with a live band in the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Grand Foyer
  • Valet parking for you and your guests at the Lyric Opera House
  • Name or logo recognition on the invitation, printed materials, and website

$75,000

Summertime Sponsor

Summertime Sponsor

  • 18 premium performance tickets to An Evening with Audra McDonald including:
    • Pre-performance reception on the American Airlines Mezzanine
    • Mezzanine box seating with post-performance dinner on the American Airlines Mezzanine (3 boxes with 6 seats each, limited availability) OR
    • Main Floor Select or Main Floor Prime seating with post-performance dinner in The William B. and Catherine Graham Room (limited availability)
  • Dancing with a live band in the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Grand Foyer
  • Valet parking for you and all your guests at the Lyric Opera House
  • Name or logo recognition on the invitation, printed materials, and website

$50,000

Sarah Brown Eyes Sponsor

Sarah Brown Eyes Sponsor

  • 12 premium performance tickets to An Evening with Audra McDonald including:
    • Pre-performance reception on the American Airlines Mezzanine.
    • Mezzanine box with post-performance dinner at the Lyric Opera House (2 boxes with 6 seats each, limited availability) OR
    • Main Floor Select or Main Floor Prime with post-performance dinner at the Lyric Opera House
  • Dancing with a live band in the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Grand Foyer
  • Valet parking for you and all your guests at the Lyric Opera House
  • Name recognition on the invitation, printed materials, and website

$25,000

Mister Snow Sponsor

Mister Snow Sponsor

  • 8 premium Main Floor Select or Prime performance tickets to An Evening with Audra McDonald including:
    • Pre-performance reception on the American Airlines Mezzanine
    • Post-performance dinner at the Lyric Opera House
  • Dancing with a live band in the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Grand Foyer
  • Valet parking for you and all your guests at the Lyric Opera House
  • Name recognition on the invitation, printed materials, and website

$10,000

A Little Moonlight Sponsor

A Little Moonlight Sponsor

  • 4 premium Main Floor Select or Prime performance tickets to An Evening with Audra McDonald including:
    • Pre-performance reception on the American Airlines Mezzanine
    • Post-performance dinner at the Lyric Opera House
  • Dancing with a live band in the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Grand Foyer
  • Valet parking for you and all your guests at the Lyric Opera House.
  • Name recognition on the invitation, printed materials, and website.

$2,000 individual ticket

$2,000 individual ticket

  • 1 premium Main Floor Select or Prime performance ticket to An Evening with Audra McDonald
  • Pre-performance reception on the American Airlines Mezzanine
  • Post-performance dinner at the Lyric Opera House
  • Dancing with a live band in the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Grand Foyer
  • Valet parking for you at the Lyric Opera House.

RSVP

Lyric is grateful for the generosity of our sponsors

Audra McDonald Sponsor

Patrick and Shirley Ryan Family Foundation

Summertime Sponsors

 

Liz Stiffel

Sarah Brown Eyes Sponsors

The Negaunee Foundation

Scott & Nancy Santi

Mister Snow Sponsors

Abbott
Eisen Family Foundation

 

Karen Z. Gray-Krehbiel & John H. Krehbiel, Jr.

Becky & Lester Knight

Cathy & Bill Osborn

Anne and Chris Reyes in memory of Susan Morrison

Mrs. Penelope R. Steiner

A Little Moonlight Sponsors

J&L Catering

The Dean L. and Rosemarie Buntrock Foundation

Marie Campbell

Margarita Chavez & Mark Tatro

Harris Family Foundation

Caroline & Charlie Huebner

Lori Komisar & Morris Silverman and Carol & Doug Cohen

Blythe J. McGarvie

Alison & Drew McNally

Sylvia Neil & Daniel Fischel

David & Sheila Ormesher

Polsky Foundation

Arvin Scott Charitable Foundation

Nancy S. Searle

U.S. Bank

Donna Van Eekeren Foundation