Each Chapter participates within the community for the dual purpose of enhancing community-engagement and educational programs while raising money and generating support for Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Chapter members of all ages get together to enjoy lectures, musical performances, special events, volunteer opportunities, participate in Operathon and assist with Operashop.

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 of your choice from selected Lyric Opera Merchandise. 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


-Connection to a vast network of local opera lovers-bring home the passion
-Chapter member price for all community Chapter programs
-Opportunity to volunteer at Operathon, Lyric’s radio marathon, and meet Lyric stars


Evanston and Near North Chapters
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Women's Athletic Club of Chicago
626 North Michigan Avenue, Ballroom
Program: Concert by soprano, Nicole Cabell
12:30pm: Lunch
2:00pm: Performance
*Followed by coffee and dessert
Member fee: $95.00, Non-member fee: $100.00
*Valet parking available ($20.00)
Inquiries: Rhoda Ann Miller at (312) 642-2025

Far West Chapter: 
April 17, 2016
Spring Program: Songs of Robert and Clara Schumann

Glencoe Chapter:
March 2016
Lyric Opera Lighting Master
Date and Place TBA

May, 2016
Spring Tea
Date and Place TBA  

Flossmoor, Riverside, Hinsdale, and Evanston Chapters:
Sunday, April 3, 2016
Hyatt Ridge in Oakbrook
Program: Bon Appétit
A four-course dinner including four incredibly talented singers and Lee Hoiby's One-Act Opera Monologue, "Bon Appétit"
Featuring: Desiree Hassler, Hoss Brock, Michael Cavalieri, and Sarah Ponder accompanied by pianist and director Marta Johnson Lettofsky. 
Fee: $100
Inquiries: Diane Moses at (708) 613-5402

Near North Chapter:
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - Sunday, July 31, 2016

Glimmerglass Opera
Cooperstown, New York
Performances of The Crucible - play, La Bohème, The Thieving Magpie, Sweeney Tood, and The Crucible - opera.
Inquiries: Elizabeth Peters at (312) 527-9166 or elizpeters2012@gmail.com

Wilmette Chapter:
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Condominium Party Room
1616 Sheridan Road, Wilmette, IL
*Please park at Plaza del Lago
Program: Costumes for Lyric’s Stage
*Costume Director, Maureen Rielly will bring samples and speak on the process of costuming an opera.
Refreshments to follow.
Member fee: $10.00   
Non-member fee: $12.00

Winnetka Chapter:
Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 11:00 am
Indian Hill Club
One Indian Hill Road, Winnetka, IL
Spring Luncheon and Musical Program
Featuring: Emily Barnash (Soprano) and Alexander York (Baritone)
Fee: $60 for Chapter members and guests
Reservations are limited and secured by check only.
Payable to "Lyric Opera of Chicago"
Please mail your check response card in the envelope provided by May 25 to:
Mrs. Renate Norum
310 Versailles Drive
Northbrook IL 60062

Northfield, Northwest, and Wilmette Chapters
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Skokie Country Club
500 Washington Avenue, Glencoe, IL
Program: Spring Champagne Luncheon
Featuring soprano Alicia Bernech
11:30am: Gathering
11:45am: Program
Luncheon Follows
Fee: $60.00
Inquiries: Bonnie Zeitlin at (847) 253-9543
*Mail reservation form by Saturday, May 14, 2016 to:
Bonnie Zeitlin, 1033 Harbour Court, #2A, Wheeling, IL

Barrington Chapter
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Barrington's White House
145 W Main Street
Program: Recital by Jonathan Johnson, tenor and Craig Terry, piano
3:00pm: Champagne Reception
4:00pm: Recital
Fee: $65.00 per person
(Optional dinner with the artists: $450 per person, includes recital)
Tickets: contact Meaghan Stainback at (312) 827-5691, mstainback@lyricopera.org, or mail a check to: Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N Wacker Dr. Ste 860, Chicago 60606