As our way of saying “thank you” for your generosity, we’ve created a wide variety of engagement opportunities designed to enhance your opera-going experience and classified them into four recognition societies—the Prelude Society, the Encore Society, the Crescendo Society, and the Ardris Krainik Council.

Have questions? Please contact the Development Department at 312.827.5686 or email donorbenefits@lyricopera.org.

Prelude Society

($50-$999)

When you add your voice to our chorus of loyal contributors by becoming a Lyric Opera of Chicago donor, you’re not only helping ensure the ongoing vitality of a magnificent art form, you’re joining the Lyric family.  

Join the Prelude Society

Prelude Society

($50-$999)

When you add your voice to our chorus of loyal contributors by becoming a Lyric Opera of Chicago donor, you’re not only helping ensure the ongoing vitality of a magnificent art form, you’re joining the Lyric family.  

Join the Prelude Society

Encore Society

($1,000-$4,999)

The Encore Society is perfect for the donor who wants more—more access to artists, more social gatherings, and more personalized ticket service. But above all, Encore Society donors want to make more of an impact on Lyric’s celebrated productions and renowned education and community programming.

Join the Encore Society

Crescendo Society

($5,000-$24,999)

Members of Lyric's prominent Crescendo Society can enjoy exclusive dining opportunities, premium reserved seating at Lyric events, access to restricted dress rehearsals, and more.

Join the Crescendo Society

Crescendo Society

($5,000-$24,999)

Members of Lyric's prominent Crescendo Society can enjoy exclusive dining opportunities, premium reserved seating at Lyric events, access to restricted dress rehearsals, and more.

Join the Crescendo Society

Ardis Krainik Council

($25,000+)

Named in memory of Lyric’s beloved General Director, the Ardis Krainik Council is comprised of Lyric’s closest and most generous donors. Members participate in a broad range of customized giving options and engage directly with Lyric leadership.

Join the Ardis Krainik Council