Play a vital role in opera’s future by supporting the Ryan Opera Center. Your gift helps offset the expense of maintaining the high quality of

Lyric’s stellar professional artist-development program. For more information about sponsorship opportunities and special accompanying benefits,

please contact Meaghan Stainback, at 312-827-5691 or

2015/16 Season Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

Ryan Opera Center Distinguished Benefactors

Distinguished Benefactors receive special recognition and benefits, including an invitation to attend an Appreciation Luncheon with current

Ensemble members, Ryan Opera Center Board, and Lyric leadership.

Guest Master Artist

Support extended visits from international opera stars as they work intensively with members of the Ryan Opera Center Ensemble, sharing

professional experiences from successful careers on the world’s opera stages.

Renée Fleming Master Class sponsor

Sponsor a very special Master Class for Ryan Opera Center artists conducted by Renée Fleming, Advisor to the Ryan Opera Center and Creative

Consultant of Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Voice Instruction Cosponsors

The Voice Instruction program is centered on the comprehensive, year-long instruction from Director of Vocal Studies Julia Faulkner, supplemented

by work with Guest Master Teachers, including Ryan Opera Center Advisor Renée Fleming. This essential work on the development of vocal skills

and technique is one of the core elements of the singers’ training.

Artistic Coaching

Support the daily repertoire training by Lyric’s acclaimed staff of coaches who combine decades of knowledge in musical expression, language

interpretation, and vocal style.

Acting/Movement Sponsor

As the demand for singing-actors rises, the Ryan Opera Center seeks sponsorship for acting and movement classes to ensure our Ensemble

members are at the top of the competitive market.

Rising Stars in Concert and Reception cosponsorships

Celebrate the Ryan Opera Center artists as they perform operatic arias and ensembles with members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra on Saturday

evening, March 26, 2016. Rising Stars in Concert is a culminating event in the residency of the 2015/16 ensemble. A festive reception follows the



Provide funds to support the highest caliber of professional training and promotional assistance for the Ensemble at this critical stage of their career

development. Mentors are invited to attend an Appreciation Luncheon with current Ensemble members, Ryan Opera Center Board, and Lyric



A fund supporting critical elements required to best promote the artists and launch their careers. Support includes underwriting of new headshots

for the artists, individual website enhancements, and audio recordings.

Duds for Divas/Divos

 A fund for artists to purchase professional performance attire for recitals and concerts.

General Support of the Ryan Opera Center

We welcome gifts of any amount which are essential to maintaining the Ryan Opera Center’s standing as one of the finest artist-development

programs in the world. When making your annual gift to Lyric, please consider designating it to the Ryan Opera Center.


Travel throughout the nation and around the world and enjoy Ryan Opera Center Alumni performing on the world’s most renowned stages! Ryan

Opera Center supporters of $10,000 and above are invited to participate in custom travel programs that include opera performances, opportunities

to meet the stars and special VIP experiences. Past destinations include New York City and San Francisco.

2015/16 Season Sponsorship Opportunities Fulfilled!

Final Auditions

National Auditions

Rising Stars in Concert Broadcast Sponsor

Rising Stars in Concert Lead Sponsor

Singer Sponsorships/Cosponsorships

WFMT Recital Series

Master Classes

Workshop Performances