Give For the Love of Lyric and your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar

For the Love of Lyric. For the music to endure. For all of us to be together again.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, Lyric has made the painful decision to cancel opera performances in the first half of the 2020/21 Season. This includes the loss of the North American premiere of Lessons in Love and Violence, new-to-Chicago productions of Tosca and Attila, and the return of the beloved double-bill of Cavalleria rusticana & Pagliacci.

However, while our stage is dark this fall, artistic work continues. During this extended intermission, we are committed to:
  • Presenting an exciting slate of events, virtual concerts, and live performance formats that keep our artists and audiences safe;

Without ticket revenue, charitable contributions are even more vital to sustaining our company through this difficult time. This is YOUR Lyric. Your commitment is what will pull Lyric through this pause and usher us back to the stage next spring. Thank you!

Today, for this work to continue, we are asking you to make a financial commitment to Lyric. Donate the value of your canceled performance tickets or make a tax-deductible contribution to our For the Love of Lyric Fund, and your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar, doubling the effect your donation will make in our recovery. The generous sponsors of our virtual season-opening celebration, For the Love of Lyric Concert, will match your thoughtful contribution.

Donate your tickets

Make a Contribution

To make your commitment, give online through our secure website, call Lyric’s Development office at 312.827.3500, or mail your gift to Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N Wacker Dr Ste 860, Chicago, IL 60606.

You can quickly and easily recommend a gift For the Love of Lyric from your donor-advised fund through DAF Direct.*

Want to help us expand the reach of our recovery? Sign on to sponsor the For the Love of Lyric Concert before September 1 and your contribution will be used to match gifts made to the For the Love of Lyric Fund. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $5,000 and donated tickets may be counted toward this gift. Renée Fleming will star alongside a line-up of spectacular musical performers from the Chicago area on September 12, 2020.

Sponsor the Concert

*Informed by IRS regulations, For the Love of Lyric concert sponsors donating through a donor-advised fund will not receive incidental benefits, including dinner options.

The generous sponsors of our virtual season-opening celebration, For the Love of Lyric Concert, will match your thoughtful contribution.