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.
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.