Crescendo Society

Step out and be seen! You are a member of the Crescendo Society.

Members of Lyric's prominent Crescendo Society can enjoy exclusive dining opportunities, premium reserved seating at Lyric events, access to restricted dress rehearsals, and more.

In addition to the perks shown here, you will also enjoy the opportunities of Prelude Society and Encore Society membership, including Premium Ticket Services, access to Bravo Bar, and more.

If you would prefer to give by phone, please contact our Donor Records office at 312.827.3500.

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Step out and be seen! You are a member of the Crescendo Society.

Members of Lyric's prominent Crescendo Society can enjoy exclusive dining opportunities, premium reserved seating at Lyric events, access to restricted dress rehearsals, and more.

In addition to the perks shown here, you will also enjoy the opportunities of Prelude Society and Encore Society membership, including Premium Ticket Services, access to Bravo Bar, and more.

If you would prefer to give by phone, please contact our Donor Records office at 312.827.3500.

Membership Levels

Benefactor

$5,000-$7,499

Activities

  • NEW Opportunity to attend a pre-performance Crescendo Society Social Hour* where you can meet other opera lovers and fellow series subscribers.
  • Opportunity to attend THREE Lyric Signature Experiences.*

    *A maximum of two guests may attend Crescendo Society Social Hours, master classes, and Lyric Signature Experiences.

Exclusive Benefits

  • Major Contributor recognition in Lyric’s Annual Report.
  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Premier Benefactor

$7,500-$9,999

Dining

  • Membership to The William B. and Catherine Graham Room. The legendary Graham Room exponentially enhances your opera season from start to finish and provides an elegant and exclusive environment of unparalleled service including expedited valet parking. Reservations are required for pre-opera cocktails and dining.
  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Silver Grand Benefactor

$10,000-$14,999

Activities

  • NEW Opportunity to attend FOUR Lyric Signature Experiences.*

    *A maximum of two guests may attend Crescendo Society Social Hours, master classes, and Lyric Signature Experiences.

Concerts and Rehearsals

  • SIX Priority Seating passes to redeem among three Donor Dress Rehearsals.

Priority Seating

  • Premium Reserved seating at the Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park concert.
  • Premium Reserved seating at the Ryan Opera Center’s Rising Stars in Concert.
  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Mercury Grand Benefactor

$15,000-$24,999

Concerts and Rehearsals

  • NEW SIX Priority Seating passes to redeem among a wider menu of Dress Rehearsal options, including the three Donor Dress Rehearsals as well as three Restricted Dress Rehearsals.

Activities

  • Opportunity to observe a master class led by Renée Fleming.
  • NEW Opportunity to attend FIVE Lyric Signature Experiences.*

    *A maximum of two guests may attend Crescendo Society Social Hours, master classes, and Lyric Signature Experiences.

Priority Seating

  • Priority reservations for Lyric’s travel program, Lyric on the Move.
  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Want to get closer?

Join the Ardis Krainik Council.

The Ardis Krainik Council is comprised of Lyric's closest donors. Members can receive premium seating at exclusive events, customized benefits and recognition, and concierge ticketing service for national and international opera houses.

Membership begins at $25,000.