Lyric Opera Women's Board

The Women’s Board was founded in 1955 with the purpose of supporting Lyric Opera of Chicago as a cultural and educational institution in concert with the Board of Directors and other groups within the organization.  

The 57 members are among Chicago’s most active and philanthropic women. They share a passion for the grand art of opera and play an essential role supporting Lyric Opera. Membership is by invitation only. 

The Women’s Board raises more than $3 million annually on behalf of Lyric Opera through events such as Opening Night and Opera Ball, family events, Gala events surrounding the American Musical, and Wine Auction.  

Please contact the Women’s Board office at (312) 827-5681 for additional information regarding upcoming events.