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Support what you love | Lyric Opera of Chicago

Support what you love

Lyric creates magical moments every time the curtain rises and we do it for you! We are inspired by your love of this multifaceted artform and with your help, we can share the dramatic tales and beautiful music far and wide.

Advance artistic excellence

No art form approaches opera in its ability to thrill and captivate. From the first note of the overture to the soaring high notes of the aria, the experience is unparalleled. Mainstage operas are the heart of Lyric and with your support, Lyric can achieve our vision of redefining what it means to experience great opera today.

Support artistic excellence

Ignite creativity across Chicago

Children thrive and blossom when they have access to the arts. Arts education contributes to brain development, supports academic achievement, and builds a lifelong love of the arts. Through our Lyric Unlimited initiatives, we offer students and teachers school residency programs, workshops, backstage tours, and special performances. Lifelong learners can enjoy pre-opera talks and opera insider sessions!

Explore Lyric Unlimited Programs and Initiatives 

Modernize our historic opera house

With a world-class art deco opera house, it is no surprise that Lyric is an international destination. Marble halls, intricate gilded details, lush red velvet curtains and 3,276 seats all require improvements. Commemorating your relationship with Lyric through the Name A Seat campaign provides vital support to keep this exquisite building in pristine condition.

Name a seat

Support the next generation of artists

Since 1974, Lyric Opera has been committed to preparing singers for careers in opera through the Ryan Opera Centeran elite training center. Your investment in these young professionals creates the opportunity for their debut at the second largest opera house in North America!

Support the Ryan Opera Center

Draw strength from the diversity of Chicago

Lyric is leading the advancement of opera through an innovative vision for breaking the mold! Committed to embedding inclusivity, diversity, equity, and access into all facets of its operations and creating opportunities for new audiences to experience the magic of Lyric, there is an exciting journey ahead. When you support Lyric, you join us on this journey.

Learn more about our commitment 

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