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.
More information about Opera Ball 2020 will be available soon!
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.