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 season opera-goer to join! Members of 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

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

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Upcoming Events

All Member Meeting
Wednesday, July 11, 2018  

New Member Brunch
Saturday, July 14, 2018

July Happy Hour
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

LYP Meetup: Lyric Shorts - Selections from La bohème
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

LYP Meetup: Grant Park Music Festival
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

LYP Private Tour of CH Distillery
Saturday, August 25, 2018

LYP Meetup: Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park
Friday, September 7, 2018

September Happy Hour
Wednesday, September 19, 2018


From complimentary admission to LYP events, networking opportunities, and special ticketing discounts, Lyric Young Professionals get exclusive insights into the inner workings of Lyric and the best opera has to offer, all while benefiting the Ryan Opera Center.

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Events & Medley Series

Events & Medley Series
Open yourself to amazing artistic experiences and expand your social network IRL. Explore our Medley Series to access $35 discounted tickets; join your peers for planned dinners before performances, cocktail hours, pre-opera talks; 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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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 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
Find your phantom at Lyric Opera of Chicago’s premier Halloween party…with a purpose!

Join more than 300 exquisitely costumed guests in a lavish affair featuring live music, open bar, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, and more. All proceeds directly support Lyric's artist development program.
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