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Support music that moves you - make a gift today!

As a nonprofit performing arts organization, Lyric relies on charitable contributions from individuals and organizations to put breathtaking productions on our stage, bring amazing music to our communities, and give grand opera a lasting place in the hearts of Chicagoans.

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

You can quickly and easily recommend a gift for Lyric from your donor-advised fund through DAF Direct

Are you making a gift of stock? Let us know. Are you considering donating an IRA distribution or from a private family foundation? Visit our Gift Planning page to learn more. Please consult with your tax advisor regarding current IRS regulations.

At this time please consider submitting your donation through our secure website.

To ensure that your donation is received safely and swiftly, we strongly encourage you to make your charitable gifts online.

New to giving online? Read our helpful "how-to" instruction guide

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Become a Friend of Lyric.

Support music that moves you - make a gift today!

As a nonprofit performing arts organization, Lyric relies on charitable contributions from individuals and organizations to put breathtaking productions on our stage, bring amazing music to our communities, and give grand opera a lasting place in the hearts of Chicagoans.

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

You can quickly and easily recommend a gift for Lyric from your donor-advised fund through DAF Direct

Are you making a gift of stock? Let us know. Are you considering donating an IRA distribution or from a private family foundation? Visit our Gift Planning page to learn more. Please consult with your tax advisor regarding current IRS regulations.

At this time please consider submitting your donation through our secure website.

To ensure that your donation is received safely and swiftly, we strongly encourage you to make your charitable gifts online.

New to giving online? Read our helpful "how-to" instruction guide

Membership Levels

Member

$50-$99

Engagement Opportunities

  • Member-level pricing on merchandise through our website and at our OperaShop.

  • Donor Serenade, Lyric’s quarterly donor e-newsletter, with exclusive content showcasing how your support is used to elevate our productions and programming.

  • Opportunity to attend the Ryan Opera Center’s Final Auditions and Rising Stars in Concert.

Contributor

$100-$249

Engagement Opportunities

  • Pre-sale access to purchase single tickets to the upcoming season before the general public.

  • Early access to reservations at the Sarah and Peer Pedersen Room and the Florian Opera Bistro.

  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Associate

$250-$499

Engagement Opportunities

  • Opportunity to attend one private Working Rehearsal*—exclusive to Associate membership.

  • Opportunity to attend Lyric's Season Announcement

  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Enthusiast

$500-$999

Engagement Opportunities

  • Opportunity to attend two private Working Rehearsals*—exclusive to Sustainer membership.

  • Opportunity to attend Lyric’s Annual Meeting with voting rights.

  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Aficionado

$1,000-$1,999

Engagement Opportunities

  • Opportunity to mingle with fellow patrons in Lyric's private donor lounge, Bravo Bar, before the show and during intermission of select performances.

  • Four passes to redeem among selected Donor Dress Rehearsals during the upcoming season.

  • Name listing in performance programs for one year.

  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Advocate

$2,000-$2,999

Engagement Opportunities

  • Special discounted member pricing for Opera Insider Series events.

  • Additional exclusive donor opportunities with artists during the season.

  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Devotee

$3,000-$3,999

Engagement Opportunities

  • Opportunity to attend a Ryan Opera Center master class led by a world-renowned guest artist.

  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Partner

$4,000-$4,999

Engagement Opportunities

  • Premium ticketing services: enjoy the convenience of having a dedicated Lyric concierge to help you with your ticketing needs and receive access to the best available seats.

  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Become a Patron

Enjoy additional opportunities.

Your investment of $5,000 or more secures a special place in the Lyric family. While your gift is hard at work producing great opera, you will enjoy exclusive dining options, preferred seating at Lyric performances, and opportunities to attend star-studded events.

Become a Benefactor

Make a major gift to Lyric.

Our cherished family of Major Gift Donors provides vital philanthropic support that helps elevate Lyric's productions and programming to the highest echelon of performing arts in America. Levels begin at $25,000.

Join the Aria Society

Be a leading contributor to Lyric.

The Aria Society is comprised of Lyric’s closest and most generous donors who give $100,000 or more each year. Members participate in a broad range of customized giving options and engage directly with Lyric leadership.