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.

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

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


August 14, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

Ice Cream Social – Members and guests only
Barrington & NW Suburban Chapter

Barrington Public Library



Saturday, September 14, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.

Riverside Chapter

Private Home

4:00 - 8:00 p.m.


September 17, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.

Season Overview with Roger Pines
Glencoe-Wilmette Chapter

Glencoe Union Church



Saturday, September 28, 2019 @ 5:30 p.m.

Opening Night Fiesta & Tapas Party
Featuring the Ensemble Español and the Spanish Dance Theater
Hinsdale Chapter

Lake Hinsdale Village Clubhouse

Ticket Price: $95 members and guests


Wednesday, October 9. 2019 @ 5:30 p.m.

Presentation on Luisa Miller by George Preston, General Manager of WFMT
Near North Chapter

Women’s Athletic Club, 626 N. Michigan Ave

5:30 p.m. – Gathering
6:00 p.m. – Lecture

RSVP Deadline: October 1, 2019


October 17, 2019 @ 11:30 a.m.

Autumn Affair
Glencoe-Wilmette Chapter

Sunset Ridge Country Club

11:30 a.m. – Luncheon and Performance by Susie Lewis Friedman and Paul Dykstra



Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ 11:30 a.m.

Autumn Affair
Northfield Chapter

Sunset Ridge Country Club

11:30 a.m. – Luncheon and Performance by Susie Lewis Friedman and Paul Dykstra



Thursday, October 24, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m.

Lecture on Dead Man Walking by David Blecher, Opera Lovers Lecture Corps
Hinsdale Chapter

Private Home

Ticket Price: $10 members, $15 guests



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

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

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

Ticket Price: $10 members, $15 guests