Lyric has no stage lift system
. We only have one single temporary stage lift, which was installed in 1994 as a short-term solution in preparation for our first Ring
cycle. As we prepare for our third Ring
cycle, we still have only that one temporary stage lift! We need to demolish the pylons in the third sub-basement under the stage and install a lift system comprised of 12 lifts (4 x 48 each). Investing in this equipment will save Lyric hundreds of thousands of dollars each year and allow us to rent or co-produce productions with our sister organizations. Right now, we have to build
elevators for each production instead of pushing a button to create the elevations instantly. The cost of this project is $6 million
Contribute toward a lift or consider purchasing an entire lift ($500,000) and naming it after a loved one or a favorite operatic character.
Your stage lift will be used in Lyric's new Ring cycle and in future productions.