Encore Society

Take your love of Lyric to the next level by joining the Encore Society.

The Encore Society is perfect for the donor who wants more—more access to artists, more social gatherings, and more personalized ticket service. But above all, Encore Society donors want to make more of an impact on Lyric’s celebrated productions and renowned education and community programming.

In addition to the perks shown here, you will also receive the benefits of Prelude Society membership, including pre-sale access for single tickets, access to Ryan Opera Center events, and our Donor Serenade e-newsletter.

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

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Thank you for your joining the Encore Society!

Take your love of Lyric to the next level by joining the Encore Society.

The Encore Society is perfect for the donor who wants more—more access to artists, more social gatherings, and more personalized ticket service. But above all, Encore Society donors want to make more of an impact on Lyric’s celebrated productions and renowned education and community programming.

In addition to the perks shown here, you will also receive the benefits of Prelude Society membership, including pre-sale access for single tickets, access to Ryan Opera Center events, and our Donor Serenade e-newsletter.

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

Membership Levels

Friend

$1,000-$1,999

Activities

  • Opportunity to attend Friends First* and mingle with fellow donors during the first intermission of select performances.
  • NEW Opportunity to attend Lyric’s Season Announcement.*

    *A maximum of two guests may attend Friends First and Lyric's Season Announcement.

Concerts and Rehearsals

  • FOUR passes to redeem among three Donor Dress Rehearsals during the upcoming season.

Exclusive Benefits

  • Name listing in the Season Program for one year.
  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Advocate

$2,000-$2,999

Activities

  • Opportunity to attend ONE Lyric Signature Experience. *Choose from an exciting menu of exclusive behind-the-scenes options including Ryan Opera Center master classes and workshop performances.

    *A maximum of two guests may attend Friends First, Lyric’s Season Announcement, and Lyric Signature Experiences.

Concerts and Rehearsals

  • NEW Reserved seating at the Ryan Opera Center’s Rising Stars in Concert.
  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Devotee

$3,000-$3,999

Activities

  • NEW Opportunity to attend TWO Lyric Signature Experiences* during the season.

    *A maximum of two guests may attend Friends First, Lyric’s Season Announcement, and Lyric Signature Experiences.

Exclusive Benefits

  • NEW Special discounted member pricing for Lyric Unlimited’s Opera Insider Series events.

Concerts and Rehearsals

  • Reserved seating at the Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park concert.
  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Partner

$4,000-$4,999

Exclusive Benefits

  • Premium Ticket Services. Enjoy the convenience of having a dedicated Lyric concierge to help you with your ticketing needs. You will receive access to the best tickets available.

Priority Seating

  • NEW Priority seating in Main Floor Rear at Donor Dress Rehearsals.
  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Want to indulge?

Join the Crescendo Society.

Crescendo Society members can join pre-performance social hours, private dining options, access to restricted dress rehearsals, and more.

Membership begins at $5,000.

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.