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.

$50,000 Rosina Premium Package

$44,880 tax-deductible
  • 10 Mezzanine Box or Main Floor Prime performance tickets
  • 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
  • Opportunity to host an artist or production team member at your Ball table, if desired
  • Name recognition on the Opera Ball menu card

$25,000 The Count Premium Package

$19,880 tax-deductible
  • 10 Mezzanine Box or Main Floor Prime performance tickets
  • 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
  • Name recognition on the Opera Ball menu card

$16,000 Figaro Premium Package

$11,904 tax-deductible
  • 8 Mezzanine Box or Main Floor Prime performance tickets
  • 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
  • Name recognition on the Opera Ball menu card

$8,000 Bartolo Premium Package

$5,952 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
  • Name recognition on the Opera Ball menu card

$1,250 Individual Gala Reservation

$738 tax-deductible
  • 1 Mezzanine Box or Main Floor Prime performance ticket and 1 Opera Ball reservation
  • One-way transportation from the Lyric Opera House to Opera Ball

$500 Individual Ball Reservation

$250 tax-deductible
  • 1 Opera Ball reservation (no performance ticket)
  • One-way transportation from the Lyric Opera House to Opera Ball

Please note: Limited availability. Advance reservations will be held only with full payment. Priority is given to annual contributors based on level of giving. Cast subject to change. No refunds will be made.

Informed by IRS regulations, it is Lyric's policy that it cannot accept Donor Advised Fund grants to cover any portion, including the charitable portion, of an event ticket.



Call the Women's Board Office
at 312.827.5682 to RSVP Today


Sponsors

Opening Night Gala is sponsored by

The Opera Ball is cosponsored by

and


Rosina Premium Sponsor

The Crown Family

Karen Z. Gray-Krehbiel and John H. Krehbiel, Jr.

Harris Family Foundation

Rebecca and Lester Knight

The Negaunee Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. William A. Osborn

Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan

Liz Stiffel in honor of Mrs. James J. O’Connor and Elizabeth O’Connor Cole

 
 

The Count Premium Sponsor

Abbott

closerlook, inc.

Elizabeth and Michael Cole

J. Thomas Hurvis and Ann Andersen

Jenner & Block

Mike and Lindy Keiser in honor of Mrs. James J. O’Connor and Elizabeth O’Connor Cole

Josef and Margot Lakonishok

Sylvia Neil and Daniel Fischel

Anne and Chris Reyes

Betsy and Andy Rosenfield

Morris Silverman and Lori Ann Komisar

Figaro Premium Sponsor

Chavez-Tatro Foundation

Annie and Greg K. Jones

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Murphy

Matt and Carrie Parr

Nancy S. Searle

Mr. and Mrs. Alejandro Silva

Bartolo Premium Sponsor

Mimi and Todd Mitchell

U.S. Bank/Marsha Cruzan

Paul Wood and The Honorable Corinne Wood

Additional Support

Mrs. Gary C. Comer

Mr. and Mrs. James J. Farrell

Mr. and Mrs. Philip Friedmann

Brent and Katie Gledhill

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Huebner in honor of Mamie and Greg Case

Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Mayer

Mrs. Jay Pritzker in honor of Mrs. James J. O’Connor