Participate in Lyric's most glamorous events throughout the season. Explore our Opening Night Opera Ball, the annual Spring Musical Celebration and the triennial Wine Auction.

Lyric begins its 65th Season with the most enchanting gala in Chicago!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Join us in September to take part in a grand operatic tradition.

Enter the Lyric Opera House by way of our red carpet, with photographers ready to capture the glamour of the evening. Bask in the brilliant ambiance that will set the tone for a sparkling production of Rossini’s classic comic opera The Barber of Seville.

Lyric patrons attending the Opening Night performance are also invited to purchase tickets to Opera Ball, co-chaired by Mrs. James J. O’Connor and Elizabeth O’Connor Cole. Hosted by a mother-daughter duo, this iconic event will celebrate the ongoing legacy of Lyric’s Women’s Board.

When the curtain falls, guests will proceed to the Hilton and enjoy the social event of the season with dinner, dancing, and live music. This evening is not to be missed!


Secure Your Spot Today

Please review your reservation options below and call the Women’s Board Office at 312.827.5682 to secure your spot.

Join us for the annual Halloween Masquerade

Saturday, October 26, 2019
8:00 p.m. - Midnight

Lyric Opera House
20 N Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

DRINK Sip on signature cocktails at the open bar featuring local Chicago breweries and distilleries
DANCE Join us on the dance floor with live music spun by DJ Metro
PARTY With your friends and members of the Ryan Opera Center Ensemble
TASTE Enjoy lite bites from local restaurants
DRESS Come dressed to impress in costume or formal attire with a mask
PURPOSE All proceeds support the emerging operatic talent of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center

Save the Date for Wine Auction

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Since its inception in 1988, Wine Auction has raised over $11 million in support of Lyric Opera of Chicago. Held every three years by the Women’s Board, Wine Auction 2018 netted a record-breaking $2.2 million and was named a “Top Charity Wine Auction” by Wine Spectator.

Under the leadership of the Women’s Board, Wine Auction 2021 will make a profound impact on Lyric’s ability to present grand opera of the highest quality to audiences in Chicago and beyond. This formal affair draws 400 guests from around the country and features a reception, elegant dinner, and live auction. A dazzling array of curated wines, unique dining experiences, and exquisite travel packages will be available for bidding.