Lyric Young Professionals

LYP Fleming Initiative


A project of the Renée Fleming Initiative, Lyric Young Professionals is a group of dynamic opera lovers dedicated to building a new generation of supporters for Lyric Opera of Chicago. 

Lyric's Young Professionals membership is for you

- if you are between ages 21 and 45
if you are looking to network with like-minded professionals
- if you enjoy attending unique social events

- if you are interested in learning about opera

- if you want to be a part of the new generation of Lyric’s supporters

Special Benefits
- Exclusive ticket offers and access to the LYP Medley Subscription
- Exclusive intermission receptions at designated performances
- Cocktails and Conversation with Lyric Insiders and special guests
- Two passes to a designated working rehearsal at Lyric Opera
- Two admissions to the Season Preview Concert and Rising Stars in Concert
- Collaborations with other Chicago Young Professional organizations 

The annual membership to Lyric Young Professionals is $150.

To learn more about LYP please contact Andrea Rubens at 312-827-5656 or for more information or to join! 


President—Justin Breitfelder                                                 

Vice President—
Lisa DeAngelis                                                        
Secretary—Chris Hanig

Events Chair—Tania Tawil

YP Outreach Chair—Claudine Tambuatco

Member Engagement Chair—Martha Grant

Members at Large:

Ian Cundiff
Jennifer Delagrange
Lena Dickinson
Evan Fry
Fritzi Getz
Laura Guili
Amy O'Donnell
Marne Smiley
JJ Williams
Lauren Wood

Lyric Young Professionals
Season Highlights

Summer 2016
  • LYP Picnic at Ryan Opera Center: Of Mice and Men 7/27 6:30pm
  • Summer happy hour 8/16
  • LYP Picnic at Stars of Lyric Opera 9/9

Fall 2016
  • LYPs at the Season Preview Concert with the Ryan Opera Center 9/27 6:00 PM
  • Lyric Opening Night: Das Rheingold + LYP Festivities 10/1
  • LYPs volunteer at Operathon 10/15
  • Lucia di Lammermoor Medley performance + pre-opera dinner 10/15 5:00 PM*
  • Halloween Masquerade fundraiser 10/28
  • Don Quichotte Medley performance + pre-opera dinner 11/28 5:00 PM*
Winter 2016/17
  • The Magic Flute Medley performance + pre-opera dinner 12/12 at 5:00 PM*
  • Norma Medley performance + pre-opera dinner 2/13 5:00 PM*
  • Carmen Medley performance + pre-opera dinner 2/28 5:00 PM*
  • Eugene Onegin Medley performance + pre-opera dinner 3/14 5:00 PM*
  • Chicago Voices Concert and Gala 2/4
Spring 2017
  • My Fair Lady Medley performance and pre-opera dinner 4/28 5:00 PM*
  • LYPs volunteer at Backstage Tours 2/12, 3/12, 3/18
  • Lyric Unlimited: Charlie Parker's Yardbird at Harris Theater 3/24 7:30pm
  • LYPs at Rising Stars in Concert 4/1 7:30pm
  • LYPs at My Fair Lady Spring Celebration 5/12
Summer 2017
  • LYP Annual Meeting
Stay tuned for more exciting announcements — from Cocktails and Conversations with Lyric Insiders to collaborations with other Chicago arts + culture YP organizations.

*See LYP members-only Facebook page for pre-opera dinner details.

Medley Series Dates:
Saturday, October 1 at 6pm
Thursday, October 13 at 730pm
Sunday, October 16 at 2pm

Saturday, October 15 at 730pm
Wednesday, October 26 at 730pm
Tuesday, November 1 at 730pm

LES TROYENS - No Medley dates available for this production 

Monday, November 28 at 730pm
Thursday, December 1 at 730pm
Wednesday, December 7 at 730pm

Monday, December 12 at 730pm
Friday, January 6 at 730pm
Sunday, January 22 at 2pm
Friday, January 27 at 730pm

Saturday, January 28 at 730pm
Monday, February 13 at 730pm
Friday, February 24 at 730pm

Tuesday, February 28 at 730pm
Monday, March 6 at 730pm
Wednesday, March 22 at 730pm

Tuesday, March 14 at 730pm
Friday, March 17 at 730pm
Monday, March 20 at 730pm

Friday, April 28 at 7pm
Friday, May 5 at 7pm
Tuesday, May 9 at 130pm

What is the LYP Medley Series?
The LYP Medley Series is a subscription package available only for active members of Lyric Young Professionals. This exclusive series allows LYP members to choose from a selection of dates and build a personalized subscription package of three or more operas with $35 best available seats (see below for seating details). Regular prices are often near $200 – your savings are substantial!

How do I purchase tickets?
Please call 312.827.5600

Do I have to be a member of Lyric Young Professionals to purchase an LYP Medley Series?
Yes, the LYP Medley Series is only available to members of Lyric Young Professionals. All members must be active and current with their dues in order to participate. To become a member, pay your dues, or learn more, call 312.827.5656

Can I purchase additional tickets for my friends?
Yes, Medley subscribers may purchase up to two Medley subscriptions and add on up to four additional $35* tickets for each performance. Add on tickets are subject to availability. Additional tickets purchased may not be seated directly together.

*One-time $6 subscription fee not included

Where will I be seated and when will I receive my tickets?
Lyric will assign you to our best available seats within our allocated Medley inventory when you purchase your subscription. Your Print-At-Home tickets will be delivered to your inbox within 1-3 days. Although every effort will be made to place Medley subscribers on the Main Floor, all tickets purchased at this promotional rate will be seated based on availability of Medley inventory. 

May I exchange my LYP Medley tickets?

Yes, exchanges are possible via phone with at least 5 days notice; your new date must be valid for the LYP Medley Series. Fees may apply. 

Check out some photos from our Halloween Party!