Lyric Young Professionals

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Our Mission

A project of the Renée Fleming Initiative, Lyric Young Professionals (LYP) is a growing group of 200 dynamic opera lovers dedicated to building the next generation of supporters for Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Is LYP Right for Me?

You don't need to be an opera expert or seasoned opera-goer to join! Members of the Lyric Young Professionals are between ages 21 and 45, looking to network with like-minded professionals, enjoy attending unique social events, interested in learning about opera, and eager to join the Lyric family. 

Giving Back

All LYP contributions directly support The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center. As the next generation of Lyric supporters, LYP is passionate about creating a sustainable future for opera. The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center prepares emerging singers and apprentice coaches for careers in opera by providing unique, comprehensive training. Support of the Ryan Opera Center is a key part of the mission and growth of LYP as we not only support these talented artists for their skill, but as vibrant young professionals themselves.

Become a member

Click here to learn how to make the most of your LYP membership!

Want to get in touch? Contact us: 
Andrea Rubens
Lyric Young Professionals Coordinator | 312.827.5656 

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Upcoming Events

LYP Happy Hour: Meet the LYP Board
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

LYP Cocktails & Conversation: An American Dream
with Chicago Council on Global Affairs' Young Professionals Network
Friday, March 15, 2019

Family Day at Lyric
Saturday, April 6, 2019

Rising Stars in Concert
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Renée Fleming 25th Anniversary Gala
Saturday, March 23, 2019

West Side Story Celebration
Friday, May 10, 2019

Medley Subscription Series

Medley Subscription Series
Enjoy exclusive $35 LYP Medley performance series tickets are only available to active members of Lyric Young Professionals at the LYP Member level and up. 

Learn about our Medley Social Series to have a guaranteed opera buddy for every Medley performance!
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Open yourself to amazing artistic experiences and expand your social network IRL. Explore our Medley Series educational events such as Cocktails & Conversation, social meet-ups, networking opportunities; and more!

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities
Lyric Young Professionals are striving to make a greater impact in the 2018/19 season, and your support is now more important than ever.

Discover the ways you can expand your support for Lyric.
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Get all the answers to your questions (and more!) about membership, programming, events, and Medley series. 
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Board Leadership

Board Leadership
Our Lyric Young Professionals Board is comprised of the best and brightest of Chicago's young opera community. Get to know our fantastic LYP Board leadership and find out what you have in common with the folks that make up the heart of this fantastic network.
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Lyric Halloween Masquerade

Lyric Halloween Masquerade
Thank you to everyone who attended the fourth annual Lyric Halloween Masquerade hosted on October 27, 2018 by the Lyric Young Professionals! This was our most successful Halloween Masquerade to date, welcoming more than 400 guests to the Lyric Opera House for this unique Halloween party supporting The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center. Thanks to you, we exceeded our goals!

View our Halloween Masquerade photo gallery below.
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