Patrons of Lyric

Take your love of Lyric to the next level.

Your investment of $5,000 or more secures a special place in the Lyric family. While your gift is hard at work producing great opera, you will enjoy exclusive dining options, preferred seating at Lyric performances, and opportunities to attend star-studded events.

In addition to the options shown here, you will also receive opportunities extended to Friends of Lyric, including pre-sale access for single tickets, program recognition, and our Donor Serenade e-newsletter.

If you would prefer to give by phone, please contact our Donor Records office at 312.827.3500.

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Take your love of Lyric to the next level.

Your investment of $5,000 or more secures a special place in the Lyric family. While your gift is hard at work producing great opera, you will enjoy exclusive dining options, preferred seating at Lyric performances, and opportunities to attend star-studded events.

In addition to the options shown here, you will also receive opportunities extended to Friends of Lyric, including pre-sale access for single tickets, program recognition, and our Donor Serenade e-newsletter.

If you would prefer to give by phone, please contact our Donor Records office at 312.827.3500.

Membership Levels

Patron

$5,000-$9,999

Engagement Opportunities

  • Opportunity to attend an intimate Workshop Showcase of the Ryan Opera Center Ensemble, featuring a carefully curated set of opera scenes with piano accompaniment.

  • Opportunity to attend an Appreciation Dinner with fellow Patrons of Lyric, hosted by the general director

  • Premium reserved seating at dress rehearsals and select Lyric concerts.

  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Distinguished Patron

$10,000-$14,999

Engagement Opportunities

  • Membership to The William B. and Catherine Graham Room. The legendary Graham Room exponentially enhances your opera season from start to finish and provides an elegant and exclusive environment of unparalleled service including expedited parking. Reservations are required for pre-opera cocktails and dining.

  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Premier Patron

$15,000-$24,999

Engagement Opportunities

  • Six Main Floor Prime passes to Donor Dress Rehearsals to redeem among an extended menu of options, including Restricted Dress Rehearsals.

  • Priority reservations for Lyric's travel program, Lyric on the Move.

  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Become a Benefactor

Make a major gift to Lyric.

Our cherished family of Major Gift Donors provides vital philanthropic support that helps elevate Lyric's productions and programming to the highest echelon of performing arts in America. Levels begin at $25,000.

Join the Aria Society

Be a leading contributor to Lyric.

The Aria Society is comprised of Lyric’s closest and most generous donors who give $100,000 or more each year. Members participate in a broad range of customized giving options and engage directly with Lyric leadership.