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.

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

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.