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Ryan Opera Center Sponsorship Opportunities | Lyric Opera of Chicago

Ryan Opera Center sponsorship

Support emerging artists on their path to operatic stardom at The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center. Explore sponsorship opportunities including voice instruction, artistic coaching, acting and 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 occasions to meet 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.

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.

Cosponsorship starting at $25,000

Voice instruction

The voice instruction program centers on comprehensive, year-long instruction lead by Director of Vocal Studies Julia Faulkner and enriched by work with guest master artists like Ryan Opera Center Advisor Renée Fleming. This work on the development of vocal skills and technique is a core element of the singers’ training.

Cosponsorship starting at $12,000

Ensemble Patrons

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 Patrons are invited to attend an appreciation luncheon with current Ensemble members, Ryan Opera Center Board, and Lyric leadership.

Sponsorship starting at $10,000

Ensemble Patrons

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 Patrons are invited to attend an appreciation luncheon with current Ensemble members, Ryan Opera Center Board, and Lyric leadership.

Sponsorship starting at $10,000

Acting and movement

As the demand rises for opera singers to have high-level acting skills, 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 the Ryan Opera Center's Music Director Craig Terry and acclaimed coaching staff, 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 the Ryan Opera Center's Music Director Craig Terry and acclaimed coaching staff, who combine decades of knowledge in musical expression, language interpretation, and vocal style.

Sponsorship starting at $7,500

Guest master artists

Support extended visits from international opera artists 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, 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, travel assistance for auditions and competitions, performance attire, individual website enhancements, and audio recordings.

Sponsorship starting at $2,500

General support of the Ryan Opera Center

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. If you want to help prepare the next generation of opera stars, you may designate your gift to the Ryan Opera Center. 

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