Support the Ryan Opera Center

Provide the stars of tomorrow with your support today.

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center prepares emerging singers and apprentice coaches for careers in opera by providing unique, comprehensive training.

Established in 1974 as the professional artist-development program for Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Ryan Opera Center has been recognized as one of the premier programs of its kind in the world for more than four decades. That standing is maintained by providing the finest up-and-coming singers and pianists with unparalleled training and experience.

The program is administered by Director Dan Novak, Music Director Craig Terry, Director of Vocal Studies Julia Faulkner, and Advisor Renée Fleming.

If you would prefer to give by phone, please contact our Donor Records office at 312.827.3500.

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Provide the stars of tomorrow with your support today.

The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center prepares emerging singers and apprentice coaches for careers in opera by providing unique, comprehensive training.

Established in 1974 as the professional artist-development program for Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Ryan Opera Center has been recognized as one of the premier programs of its kind in the world for more than four decades. That standing is maintained by providing the finest up-and-coming singers and pianists with unparalleled training and experience.

The program is administered by Director Dan Novak, Music Director Craig Terry, Director of Vocal Studies Julia Faulkner, and Advisor Renée Fleming.

If you would prefer to give by phone, please contact our Donor Records office at 312.827.3500.

Membership Levels

Member

$50-$99

Engagement Opportunities

  • Member-level pricing on merchandise through our website and at our OperaShop.

  • Donor Serenade, Lyric’s quarterly donor e-newsletter, with exclusive content showcasing how your support is used to elevate our productions and programming.

  • Opportunity to attend the Ryan Opera Center’s Final Auditions and Rising Stars in Concert.

Contributor

$100-$249

Engagement Opportunities

Associate

$250-$499

Engagement Opportunities

  • Opportunity to attend one private Working Rehearsal*—exclusive to Associate membership.

  • Opportunity to attend Lyric's Season Announcement

  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Enthusiast

$500-$999

Engagement Opportunities

  • Opportunity to attend two private Working Rehearsals*—exclusive to Enthusiast membership.

  • Opportunity to attend Lyric’s Annual Meeting with voting rights.

  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Aficionado

$1,000-$1,999

Engagement Opportunities

  • Opportunity to mingle with fellow patrons in Lyric's private donor lounge, Bravo Bar, before the show and during intermission of select performances.

  • Four passes to redeem among selected Donor Dress Rehearsals during the upcoming season.

  • Name listing in performance programs for one year.

  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Advocate

$2,000-$2,999

Engagement Opportunities

  • Special discounted member pricing for Opera Insider Series events.

  • Additional exclusive donor opportunities with artists during the season.

  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Devotee

$3,000-$3,999

Engagement Opportunities

  • Opportunity to attend a Ryan Opera Center master class led by a world-renowned guest artist.

  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.

Partner

$4,000-$4,999

Engagement Opportunities

  • Premium ticketing services: enjoy the convenience of having a dedicated Lyric concierge to help you with your ticketing needs and receive access to the best available seats.

  • All other unrelated opportunities listed above.