October 4, 2024

Upcoming Dates

October 4, 2024

Lyric Opening Gala 2024

Join us on Friday, October 4th to celebrate the opening of Lyric’s season with the Lyric Opening Gala and a tremendous concert by star of stage and screen, Patti LuPone. Walk the red carpet and enjoy pre-performance cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, dinner following the concert, then dance the night away!

6:00 PM - Cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception 

7:00 PM - Patti LuPone: A Life in Notes concert with intermission reception

9:30 PM - Dinner in the Mezzanine theatre boxes or in The William B. and Catherine Graham Room,​ followed by dancing in the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Grand Foyer

Lyric’s Opening Gala is a project of the Women’s Board
Ann Jones, Chair

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

Sponsors

Rainbow High Sponsors

Anonymous

Stephen A. Kaplan

Patrick G. & Shirley Welsh Ryan

Robert & Penelope Steiner Family Foundation

Meadowlark Sponsors

Everything's Coming Up Roses Sponsors

Abbott

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

Annie & Gregory K. Jones

Rebecca & Lester Knight

I Dreamed a Dream Sponsors

Cabrera Capital Markets
Eisen Family Foundation

Caroline & Charlie Huebner

Susan & Nick Noyes, Make it Better Foundation

Cathy & Bill Osborn

Scott & Nancy Santi

With One Look Sponsors

J&L Catering

Rosemarie & Dean L. Buntrock

Marie Campbell

Don & Anne Edwards

Sylvia Neil & Dan Fischel

Betsy & Andy Rosenfield

Amelia & Alejandro Silva

Dr. Ross Slotten & Ted A. Grady

Sponsorships

$100,000

Rainbow High Sponsor

Rainbow High Sponsor

  • Mezzanine box theatre dining experience for 12+ guests to Patti LuPone: A Life in Notes including:
    • Pre-performance reception at the Lyric Opera House
    • Mezzanine box seating for 12 or more guests (2 full boxes, plus the option to add another box) with dinner and drinks served directly to you and your guests in the theater box OR 12+ Main Floor Select or Prime performance tickets with dinner following in ​The William B. and Catherine Graham Room​
    • Dancing with a live band post-dinner
  • Valet parking for you and all your guests at the Lyric Opera House
  • Name or logo recognition on the invitation, printed materials, and website
  • $94,000 tax deductible

$75,000

Meadowlark Sponsor

Meadowlark Sponsor

  • Mezzanine box theatre dining experience for 12 guests to Patti LuPone: A Life in Notes including:
    • Pre-performance reception at the Lyric Opera House
    • Mezzanine box seating for 12 (2 full boxes) with dinner and drinks served directly to you and your guests in the theater box OR 12 Main Floor Select or Prime performance tickets with dinner following in ​The William B. and Catherine Graham Room​
    • Dancing with a live band post-dinner
  • Valet parking for you and all your guests at the Lyric Opera House
  • Name or logo recognition on the invitation, printed materials, and website
  • $69,000 tax deductible

$50,000

Everything's Coming Up Roses Sponsor

Everything's Coming Up Roses Sponsor

  • Mezzanine box theatre dining experience for 8 guests to Patti LuPone: A Life in Notes including:
    • Pre-performance reception at the Lyric Opera House
    • Mezzanine box seating for 8 with dinner and drinks served directly to you and your guests in the theater box OR 8 Main Floor Select or Prime performance tickets with dinner following in ​The William B. and Catherine Graham Room​
    • Dancing with a live band post-dinner
  • Valet parking for you and all your guests at the Lyric Opera House
  • Name recognition on the invitation, printed materials, and website
  • $46,000 tax deductible

$25,000

I Dreamed a Dream Sponsor

I Dreamed a Dream Sponsor

  • Mezzanine box theatre dining experience for 6 guests to Patti LuPone: A Life in Notes including:
    • Pre-performance reception at the Lyric Opera House
    • box) with dinner and drinks served directly to you and your guests in the theater box OR 6 Main Floor Select or Main Floor Prime tickets with dinner following in ​The William B. and Catherine Graham Room​
    • Dancing with a live band post-dinner
  • Valet parking for you and all your guests at the Lyric Opera House
  • Name recognition on the invitation, printed materials, and website
  • $22,000 tax deductible

$10,000

With One Look Sponsor

With One Look Sponsor

  • Mezzanine box theatre dining experience for 2 guests to Patti LuPone: A Life in Notes including:
    • Pre-performance reception at the Lyric Opera House
    • Mezzanine box seating for 2 with dinner and drinks served directly to you and your guest in the theater box OR 2 Main Floor Select or Prime performance tickets with dinner following in ​The William B. and Catherine Graham Room​
    • Dancing with a live band post-dinner
  • Valet parking for you and your guest at the Lyric Opera House
  • Name recognition on the invitation, printed materials, and website
  • $9,000 tax deductible

$2,000

Individual Ticket

Individual Ticket

  • 1 premium Main Floor Select or Prime performance ticket to Patti LuPone: A Life in Notes
    • Pre-performance reception at the Lyric Opera House
    • Post-performance dinner
    • Dancing with a live band post-dinner
  • Valet parking for you at the Lyric Opera House
  • $1,500 tax deductible

RSVP

Deadline for sponsorships: July 8, 2024

Deadline for individual tickets: September 6, 2024

Due to IRS regulations, Lyric is unable to accept Donor Advised Fund grants as payments for any portion, including the charitable portion, of an event ticket. Grants from a Donor Advised Fund will be processed as a non-attending contribution to the Lyric Opening Gala. Please call the Boards Office at 312.827.5676 or email [email protected] with any questions.