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

Far West
Flossmoor Area
Hyde Park/Kenwood
Lake Geneva
Near North

Please contact Sarah Geocaris at 312-827-5673 or 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


-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


Near North Chapter
March 21, 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.

Far West and Hinsdale Chapters
March 26, 2017
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sing in the Lyric Opera chorus? On Sunday, March 26, at the Oak Brook Public Library, Michelle Wrighte, mezzo-soprano, and Scott Holmes, pianist and baritone, will talk about their experiences as members of the acclaimed Lyric chorus and will treat us to some operatic excerpts. This unique program, which has been especially prepared for the Far West and Hinsdale Chapters, will also include some "behind-the-scenes" anecdotes that didn't make it into the newspaper reviews. It promises to be a wonderful afternoon of singing, talking, and good humor. Tickets are $20 for members and guests.

Reservations must be made and paid for in advance; payment will not be accepted at the door.

Flossmoor Chapter
April 2, 2017
2:00 PM
The Flossmoor Area Chapter invites you to the Annual Membership Party. Enjoy the magnificent talents of John Concepcion, Tenor, accompanied by Lisa Kristina, as well as a special appearance by award-winning flutist, Michelle McGovern. The event will be held at the beautiful home of Michelle McGovern in Orland Park. There is no charge, but reservations are ESSENTIAL.