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Opening Night Opera Ball

Opening Night Gala


OPENING NIGHT OPERA BALL

OCTOBER 6, 2018


LYRIC BEGINS ITS SIXTY-FOURTH SEASON WITH THE BEST GALA IN CHICAGO!

We invite you to join us for the ultimate VIP Experience on October 6, 2018. Walk the red-carpet entrance to the Lyric Opera House with photographers on hand to capture every moment of the evening.

Mix and mingle amid the sparkling ambiance before the curtain rises on Giacomo Puccini's La bohème, in which Michael Fabiano makes his Lyric debut as Rodolfo, and opera darling Danielle de Niese shines as Musetta. Puccini’s timeless story of star-crossed love among Parisian bohemians is sure to enchant opera aficionados and newcomers alike.

Lyric patrons attending the Opening Night Gala performance are also invited to purchase tickets to Opera Ball, co-chaired by Erica L. Sandner and Mrs. Alejandro Silva. This enchanting evening celebrates the commencement of another remarkable Lyric season and is held in the Grand Ballroom of the glamorous Hilton Chicago immediately following the performance.


 
SECURE YOUR SPOT TODAY

Review your reservation package options below, and when you're ready, call the Women's Board Office at 312.827.5682 to secure your spot.

Reservation deadline: October 1, 2018







Explore your Opening Night Packages



$50,000 THE POET PREMIUM PACKAGE

($44,920 tax deductible)


• 10 Mezzanine Box or Main Floor Prime performance tickets and a premium table of 10 at Opera Ball
• Round-trip transportation for you and your guests between the Lyric Opera House and Opera Ball
• Invitation for you and your guests to the Pre-Opera Reception in The William B. and Catherine Graham Room
• Premium wine and table service at Opera Ball
• Opportunity to host an artist or production team member at your Ball table, if desired
• Recognition in the 2018 Opera Ball Program and Lyric's 2018/19 Season Program

$25,000 THE PAINTER PREMIUM PACKAGE

($19,920 tax deductible)


• 10 Mezzanine Box or Main Floor Prime performance tickets and a premium table of 10 at Opera Ball
• Round-trip transportation for you and your guests between the Lyric Opera House and Opera Ball
• Invitation for you and your guests to the Pre-Opera Reception in The William B. and Catherine Graham Room
• Premium wine and table service at Opera Ball
• Recognition in the 2018 Opera Ball Program and Lyric's 2018/19 Season Program

$16,000 THE PHILOSOPHER PREMIUM PACKAGE

($11,936 tax deductible)


• 8 Mezzanine Box or Main Floor Prime performance tickets and a table of 8 at Opera Ball
• One-way transportation for you and your guests from the Lyric Opera House to Opera Ball
• Invitation for you and your guests to the Pre-Opera Reception in The William B. and Catherine Graham Room
• Recognition in the 2018 Opera Ball Program and Lyric's 2018/19 Season Program

$8,000 THE PERFORMER PREMIUM PACKAGE

($5,968 tax deductible)


• 4 Mezzanine Box or Main Floor Prime performance tickets and 4 Opera Ball reservations
• One-way transportation for you and your guests from the Lyric Opera House to Opera Ball
• Invitation for you and your guests to the Pre-Opera Reception in The William B. and Catherine Graham Room
• Recognition in the 2018 Opera Ball Program and Lyric's 2018/19 Season Program

$12,500 INDIVIDUAL TABLE RESERVATION

($7,420 tax deductible)


• 10 Mezzanine Box or Main Floor Prime performance tickets and 10 Opera Ball Reservations
• One-way transportation for you and your guests from the Lyric Opera House to Opera Ball

$1,250 INDIVIDUAL GALA RESERVATION

($742 tax deductible)


• 1 Mezzanine Box or Main Floor Prime performance ticket and 1 Opera Ball reservation
• One-way transportation for you and your guests from the Lyric Opera House to Opera Ball

$500 INDIVIDUAL BALL RESERVATION

($250 tax deductible)


• 1 Opera Ball reservation



Call the Women's Board Office at
312.827.5682 to RSVP





OPENING NIGHT OPERA BALL 2018 SPONSORS


 
Opening Night Gala Sponsor
Aon logo
Opera Ball Cosponsors

ITW logo

Northern Trust logo
 

 
The Poet Premium Sponsor

The Crown Family
Liz Stiffel
The Painter Premium Sponsor

An Anonymous Donor
Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Buchbinder
Karen Z. Gray-Krehbiel and John H. Krehbiel, Jr.
King and Caryn Harris
Blythe Jaski McGarvie
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Osborn
Mr. and Mrs. Alejandro Silva
The Philosopher Premium Sponsor

Nancy S. Searle
Thierer Family Foundation
 


 


MEET THE WOMEN'S BOARD


 


† Nancy S. Searle

President


† Erica L. Sandner
Opening Night Opera Ball Co-Chair


† Mrs. Alejandro Silva
Opening Night Opera Ball Co-Chair

 
 

Silvia Beltrametti
Margot Stone Bowen
Suzette Bulley
Marie Campbell
Mamie Biggs Case
Mrs. Alger B. Chapman, Jr.
Elizabeth O’Connor Cole †
Mrs. Gary C. Comer
Mrs. Nancy Carrington Crown
Paula Hannaway Crown ^
Mrs. Lester Crown *
Mrs. Campbell de Frise *^
Mrs. Richard W. Durkes *^
Mrs. Anne M. Edwards †
Mrs. W. James Farrell *
Mrs. Michael Ferro
Mrs. Matthew A. Fisher
Renée Fleming §
Regan Rohde Friedmann
Mrs. Robert W. Galvin
Jane Duboise Gargiulo *^
Ms. Lili Gaubin

Mrs. Ronald J. Gidwitz
Keith Kiley Goldstein
Mrs. Annemarie H. Gramm
Karen Z. Gray-Krehbiel
Mrs. King Harris
Mrs. Julian W. Harvey †
Caroline T. Huebner †
Mrs. Philip E. Kelley
Rebecca Walker Knight
Mrs. Frederick A. Krehbiel
Mrs. Arthur C. Martinez
Mrs. Richard P. Mayer *
Florence D. McMillan
Alison Wehman McNally
Mrs. Susan H. Mesrobian
Mimi Mitchell *†
Mrs. Robert S. Morrison
Suzanne W. Mulshine
Mrs. Eileen Murphy †
Mrs. Susan B. Noyes
Mrs. James J. O’Connor *
Mrs. Paul W. Oliver, Jr. *^

Mrs. William A. Osborn
Mrs. Jerry K. Pearlman
Mrs. Frederick H. Prince
Mrs. James C. Pritchard †
M.K. Pritzker
Mrs. Jay A. Pritzker ^
Mrs. J. Christopher Reyes *
Mrs. Ronald A. Rolighed
Trisha Rooney
Betsy Bergman Rosenfield
Mrs. Patrick G. Ryan *
Mrs. E. Scott Santi
Mrs. Gordon Segal ^
Mrs. John R. Siragusa
Mrs. Lisbeth Stiffel
Mrs. James P. Stirling
Marilynn Thoma
Mrs. Theodore D. Tieken *
Mrs. Richard H. Wehman
Mrs. Robert G. Weiss
Hon. Corinne Wood
Mrs. Patrick Wood-Prince

* Former President
† Executive Committee
^ Life Member
§ Honorary Member