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Support Lyric | Lyric Opera of Chicago

Support Lyric

You help Lyric define what it means to be a great opera company in the 21st century

When you give to Lyric, you mount powerful, thought-provoking opera performances. You stage spectacular musical theater. You ignite creativity and spark learning across the Chicago community. You astound students and young people with the magic of opera early in their lives

Your generosity makes the magic—and your partnership is essential to the future of great Opera in Chicago.

Support what you love

What sustains Lyric’s performances and programs? LOVEyours! Without you, there is no opera. With your loyalty and love, your Lyric Opera will weather any storm and you can choose what you support, so you support what you love most!

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Impact of your support on the stage—and beyond

Impact of your support on the stage—and beyond

Your generosity makes a difference. Your gift helps students find their voices in our school and community programs. Your investment ensures that emerging artists can hone their craft at the Ryan Opera Center. Your vision nurtures contemporary works that explore important issues. And your generosity empowers the dynamic and passionate professions who bring out productions to life. Countless individuals, groups, and families benefit when you support Lyric. 

You—our committed donors, partners, and sponsors, who share our vision and mission—help us redefine what it means to be a great opera company in the 21st century. We are grateful for all you do.

Empower the future

Every dollar counts at Lyric. But some Lyric lovers are positioned for major impact. A transformational investment, major support for a production, making long-term endowment gifts, or designating Lyric as a beneficiary of your estate plans are all ways to secure the future of Lyric in the short or long term.

Major investments 

Corporate Sponsorships 

Leave a legacy

Join Lyric!

Explore the exciting options we offer to our Friends of Lyric. Consider increasing your commitment to enjoy the personalized experiences we offer to Patrons of Lyric.  

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Name a seat

Name a seat

Memorialize your deep connection to the Lyric family by naming a seat in the Ardis Krainik Theatre for yourself, a special person in your life, an important event, or an organization. We’ll place an engraved brass plaque on the armrest of your seat(s) proclaiming your generosity in perpetuity.

Lyric is a non profit

Yes! Surprised? Lyric Opera of Chicago is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. We exist to serve the community and be responsive to its needs. Gifts to Lyric are tax-deductible. We not only provide the world-class opera you love, but we inspire that love in future generations and share it in communities where it is not well-known. This is our responsibility to our community and to the art form.


Photo credit: Todd Rosenberg, Kyle Flubacker