Underwrite this Season's Production Elements

For the first time ever, Lyric Opera of Chicago is offering you the chance to underwrite specific production elements during our 2019/20 opera season with our Angel Opera-tunities.

From the cherry blossoms in Madama Butterfly, or the tap shoes in 42nd Street, to Don Giovanni's "Descent into Hell," you have ample choices to make your mark on the season. We want you to watch and know that your support is individually responsible for helping create these moments of magic.

Spotlights for your Support

In addition to Annual Campaign donor opportunities, you will receive the following:

  • Two complimentary passes and verbal recognition at the dress rehearsal of the associated production
  • Recognition on Lyric’s social media platforms
  • Commemorative gift from Lyric honoring your special contribution

Don Giovanni descent into hell scene

Don Giovanni descent into hell scene

Don Giovanni

Descent into Hell—$45,000

“Lyric Opera’s Don Giovanni proves why the company remains viable and successful…”—Stage and Cinema

Director Robert Falls’ 2014 production returns with one of the most unforgettable retribution scenes in Lyric’s long history with the opera—a thrilling spectacle that features our evolving stagecraft capabilities.

42nd Street tap dancers

42nd Street

Tap Shoes—$40,000

“At the Châtelet, the tap-dance sequences….are instantly cheer-inducing.”—The New York Times

Since winning Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Choreography in 1981, 42nd Street has become one of the most beloved showcases for tap-dancing in the American musical canon.

42nd Street tap dancers

Dead Man Walking children's chorus

Dead Man Walking children's chorus

Dead Man Walking

Children's Chorus—$30,000

“The….Children’s Chorus sounded angelic and acted beautifully in the scenes at the mission run by Sister Helen’s order.”—Washington Classical Reviews

The hymn that Sister Helen teaches the wards at Hope House becomes a recurrent theme throughout the opera and serves as a mantra for strength, hope, and faith.

Queen of Spades - Man in lying in bed with skeleton figure

Queen of Spades

Macabre Puppets—$20,000

“It was the kind of theatrical experience which changes the way you look at life.”—London Observer

The artistic team of this ghastly production have created an empty, heartless world for the characters to inhabit, the opera's supernatural element depicted by the imaginative use of puppetry. 

Queen of Spades - Man in lying in bed with skeleton figure

Luisa Miller - Woman on horse statue

Luisa Miller - Woman on horse statue

Luisa Miller

Horse Statue—$15,000

“With Francesca Zambello’s lucid direction, the story is more absorbing than would seem on a casual reading of its plot line.”—Opera Warhorses

In Michael Yeargan’s sparse scenic design, the large horse statue makes a bold statement as both décor and transportation, including the grand arrival of Federica.

Madama Butterfly - Woman tossing cherry blossom petals

Madama Butterfly

Cherry Blossoms—$5,000

Madama Butterfly has been presented by the Lyric more than a dozen times—this production stands out.”—Southtown Star

A poignant symbol of undying love, Cio-Cio San prepares for the return of her beloved Pinkerton by spreading the enchanting fragrance of cherry blossoms during the cherished “Flower Duet.”

Madama Butterfly - Woman tossing cherry blossom petals

Create Moments of Magic

Opera is a unique art form: a true amalgamation of nearly every medium, brought to life by great composers, visionary directors and designers, skilled artisans, and amazing singers and orchestral musicians. Each element comes together to create moments of pure exhilaration and memories that audiences will cherish for ages.

To learn more, call
312.827.5685 or email Scott Podraza, Associate Director of Annual Giving, at spodraza@lyricopera.org.