Lyric Opera Chapter Community

In a Lyric Opera Chapter, opera lovers of all ages get together to enjoy lectures, musical performances, events, volunteer opportunities, and each other's company. Each Chapter is chartered with the dual purpose of providing educational programs in their communities and raising money to support community-engagement and educational programs at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Chapter memberships start at $100 annually ($75 donation to the Lyric Annual Campaign and $25 for Chapter dues). You are welcome to join multiple Chapters by paying $25 for each additional Chapter dues, once the minimum $75 annual donation has been made. Further, you can add your spouse or partner for $25 per Chapter.

The Lyric Opera Chapter Community

Barrington
Evanston
Far West
Flossmoor Area
Glencoe
Hinsdale
Hyde Park/Kenwood
Lake Geneva
Near North
Northfield
Northwest
Riverside
Wilmette
Winnetka

Please contact Sarah Geocaris at 312-827-5673 or sgeocaris@lyricopera.org for more information.


Exclusive Benefits for Chapter Members!

All benefits of being a National Member ($75-$99) of Lyric Opera of Chicago:

-Exclusive gift from Lyric Opera. Redeem online for an $8 fee or visit Lyric’s Ticketing office, 20 N. Wacker Drive, 8th floor
-Invitation for two to Ryan Opera Center’s Rising Stars in Concert
-Lyric Opera membership cards

Plus:

-Personal connections and camaraderie with local opera lovers in your community
-Access to all exclusive Chapter programs and activities at the member price
-Opportunity to volunteer and meet the stars at Operathon, Lyric’s annual radio marathon





                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Evanston Chapter
February 12, 2017
People, Paint and Plywood: Building World Class Opera Scenery
3:00 PM
Opera encompasses all the arts, and the stage set is an important part of bringing opera to life. The Evanston Chapter of Lyric Opera of Chicago hosts an illustated presentation by Mike Shapiro, president of Ravenswood Studio. This Lincolnwood-based company built the amazing set for Bel Canto, and Mr. Shapiro will show us how it was done. We may also get a taste of all the other cool stuff Ravenswood Studio builds for opera, theater, museums and more.

The program takes place at the Evanston Art Center at 1717 Central Street, Evanston. The fee for Chapter members is $10, guests $15. Reservations are not required.

Near North Chapter
February 16, 2017
5:30 PM
The Near North Chapter of Lyric Opera of Chicago invites you to dinner on Thursday, February 16th to hear Sarah Hatten, Wig Master and Makeup Designer at Lyric Opera. What makes a wig? What goes into the design and making of a wig? How does the wig relate to the production? What is the importance of the wig to the singer and the role being played? These are some questions that will hopefully be answered.

The event takes place at the Women’s Athletic Club located at 626 North Michigan Avenue. Please arrive at 5:30pm to enjoy a Cash Bar followed by a Shared Plate dinner at 6:00 pm. The program will begin during dessert at 6:30pm. Ticket price is $65 for Chapter members and $70 for non-members. Reservation Deadline is February 11, 2017.

Flossmoor Chapter
February 26, 2017
2:00 PM
The Flossmoor Area Chapter invites you to “Music Reigns! A recital featuring Sara Su Jones, violin, accompanied by Dennis Moore of WFMT, piano”. The event will take place at the Bongard Residence in Olympia Fields. There is no charge, but reservations are essential and must be made no later than February 21, 2017. 

Near North Chapter
March 26, 2017
5:30 PM
The Near North Chapter of Lyric Opera of Chicago invites you to hear Carl Grapentine present “A funny thing happened on the way to the opera”, a  program of operatic anecdotes and stories, with musical excerpts. The event will take place at Francesca’s on Chestnut, 200 E. Chestnut St. and will include a family-style dinner with a cash bar. Tickets are $55 for Chapter members and $60 for non-members. Reservation deadline is March 16, 2017.

Flossmoor Chapter
April 2, 2017
2:00 PM
John Concepcion, Lyric Tenor, and Lisa Kristina, accompanist, will perform at the home of Michele McGovern in Orland Park.





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