About the Lyric Opera Chapters

In a Lyric Opera Chapter, opera lovers of all ages get together to enjoy lectures, musical performances, events, volunteer opportunities, and each other's company. Each Chapter is chartered with the dual purpose of providing educational programs in their communities and raising money to support community-engagement and educational programs at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Chapter memberships start at $100 annually ($75 donation to the Lyric Annual Campaign and $25 for Chapter dues). You are welcome to join multiple Chapters by paying $25 for each additional Chapter dues, once the minimum $75 annual donation has been made. Further, you can add your spouse or partner for $25 per Chapter.

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Chapter Community

Barrington, Evanston, Far West, Flossmoor Area, Glencoe-Wilmette, Hinsdale, Lake Geneva, Near North, Northfield, Riverside, Winnetka

Chapter Member Engagement Opportunities

This Season's Chapter Events

Donizetti's Tudor Queens – A Lecture by Belinda Potomoa, Opera Lovers Lecture Corps
Hinsdale Chapter

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Plymouth Place, 315 N. La Grange Rd., La Grange Pk

Ticket Price: $10 members, $15 guests

Holiday Party – Featuring Bill McMurray, Baritone, Stacey Tappan, Soprano and Josh Quinn, Accompanist
Hinsdale Chapter

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 6:15 p.m

Hinsdale Golf Club
140 Chicago Avenue, Clarendon Hills

Reservations: $90.00 per person
Black Tie Optional


Holiday Party – Featuring Emma Ritter, Mezzo-Soprano, and Esther Nyberg, Accompanist
Near North Chapter

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 6:00 p.m

Fortnightly Club
120 E. Bellevue

Reservations: $95.00 per person


Holiday Luncheon Celebration – Featuring Ryan Opera Center Arist Ricardo José Rivera accompanied by Laurann Gilley
Evanston, Glencoe-Wilmette, Northfield, and Winnekta Chapters

Sunday, December 15, 2019

The Merion’s Crystal Ball Room, 1611 Chicago Ave., Evanston

Ticket Price: $70 per person, Cash Bar


Inquiries, please contact the Chapter Office at 312.827.5673 or lyricchapters@lyricopera.org