Our Mission

A project of the Renée Fleming Initiative, Lyric Young Professionals (LYP) is a growing group of 240 dynamic opera lovers dedicated to building the next generation of supporters for Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Is LYP Right for Me?

You don't need to be an opera expert or seasoned opera-goer to join! Lyric Young Professionals are between ages 21 and 45 and are looking to network with like-minded professionals, enjoy attending unique social events, interested in learning about opera, and eager to join the Lyric family. 

Giving Back

All LYP contributions directly support The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center. As the next generation of Lyric supporters, LYP is passionate about creating a sustainable future for opera. The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center prepares emerging singers and apprentice coaches for careers in opera by providing unique, comprehensive training. Support of the Ryan Opera Center is a key part of the mission and growth of LYP as we not only support these talented artists for their skill, but as vibrant young professionals themselves.

Become a Member

Make your contribution and become a member today!

From attending the opera to staying informed, learn how to make the most of your Lyric Young Professionals membership! Learn More

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Medley Subscription Series

As an LYP member, you get exclusive access to $35 tickets! Book a package of three or more operas from the available Medley Series dates to start planning an unforgettable season.

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LYP Sponsorship Opportunities

Lyric Opera of Chicago is the crown jewel of Chicago's cultural treasures because of the support of our donors. As a nonprofit performing arts company, we simply could not produce opera at the high level of excellence that you have come to expect from Lyric without charitable contributions from our donors. Every contribution made by a Lyric Young Professionals member and all the net proceeds from our events directly support The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago.  

Lyric Young Professionals are striving to make a greater impact, and your support is more important now than ever. 

Ways to Expand Your Support for Lyric

Meet the LYP Board

Learn about the individual members of the LYP Board of Directors and see if you have what it takes to be part of this dynamic group of leaders.

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Meet the LYP Board

Learn about the individual members of the LYP Board of Directors and see if you have what it takes to be part of this dynamic group of leaders.

Learn More

Frequently Asked Questions