Support emerging artists on their path to operatic stardom at the Ryan Opera Center. Explore various sponsorship opportunities including voice instruction, artistic coaching, acting/movement, and more.

Help play a vital role in opera’s future by supporting the Ryan Opera Center.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities and special access to our exceptional artists, please contact Meaghan Stainback at 312.827.5691 or mstainback@lyricopera.org.

Rising Stars in Concert

Celebrate the Ryan Opera Center artists as they perform operatic arias and ensembles with members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra on Sunday evening, April 7, 2019.

Cosponsorship Starting at $25,000

Rising Stars in Concert

Celebrate the Ryan Opera Center artists as they perform operatic arias and ensembles with members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra on Sunday evening, April 7, 2019.

Cosponsorship Starting at $25,000

Voice Instruction

The Voice Instruction program centers on comprehensive, year-long instruction from Director of Vocal Studies Julia Faulkner, enriched by work with Guest Master Artists like Ryan Opera Center Advisor Renée Fleming and Lyric music director Sir Andrew Davis. This work on the development of vocal skills and technique is a core element of the singers’ training.

Cosponsorship Starting at $12,000

Ensemble Friends

Provide funds to support the highest caliber of professional training and promotional assistance for the Ensemble at this critical stage of their career development. Ensemble Friends are invited to attend an Appreciation Luncheon with current Ensemble members, Ryan Opera Center Board, and Lyric leadership.

Sponsorship Starting at $10,000

Ensemble Friends

Provide funds to support the highest caliber of professional training and promotional assistance for the Ensemble at this critical stage of their career development. Ensemble Friends are invited to attend an Appreciation Luncheon with current Ensemble members, Ryan Opera Center Board, and Lyric leadership.

Sponsorship Starting at $10,000

Acting/Movement

As the demand for singing-actors rises, the Ryan Opera Center seeks sponsorship for acting and movement classes to ensure our Ensemble members are at the top of the competitive market.

Sponsorship Starting at $10,000

Artistic Coaching

Support the daily repertoire training by Lyric's acclaimed staff of coaches who combine decades of knowledge in musical expression, language interpretation, and vocal style.

Sponsorship Starting at $7,500

Artistic Coaching

Support the daily repertoire training by Lyric's acclaimed staff of coaches who combine decades of knowledge in musical expression, language interpretation, and vocal style.

Sponsorship Starting at $7,500

Guest Master Artist

Support extended visits from international opera stars as they work intensively with members of the Ryan Opera Center Ensemble, sharing professional experiences from successful careers on the world’s opera stages.

Sponsorship Starting at $5,000

Launchpad

A fund supporting critical elements required to best promote the artists and launch their careers. Support includes underwriting of new headshots for the artists, travel assistance for auditions and competitions, performance attire, individual website enhancements, and audio recordings.

Sponsorship Starting at $2,500

Launchpad

A fund supporting critical elements required to best promote the artists and launch their careers. Support includes underwriting of new headshots for the artists, travel assistance for auditions and competitions, performance attire, individual website enhancements, and audio recordings.

Sponsorship Starting at $2,500

Learn more about the exciting Ryan Opera Center sponsorship opportunities by downloading the Sponsorship Opportunities one-sheet. 

Download the Ryan Opera Center Sponsorship Opportunities One-Sheet

General Support of the Ryan Opera Center

We welcome gifts of any amount which are essential to maintaining the Ryan Opera Center's standing as one of the finest artist-development programs in the world. When making your annual gift to Lyric, please consider designating it to the Ryan Opera Center.

Learn more about The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, meet the artists, faculty and staff, and learn what it's like inside the life of an Ensemble member.

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