Young Professional Chapter - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Young Professionals



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A project of the Renée Fleming Initiative




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

YP Officers

President— Patrick M. Callahan
Vice President— Kimberly Palmisano

Event Logistics— Lisa DeAngelis
Event Promotion— Catherine Ketter
Marketing— Carolyn Fitzgerald
Membership— Kieran Shanahan
Social Media— Emily Vietoris
Special Projects— Charlotte Bohrer 
Volunteer Coordinator— Jenny Tola 

Additional Information

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Young Professionals
Lyric Opera of Chicago
20 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL  60606

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Join the YP — dedicated to building a new generation of Lyric Opera of Chicago supporters. Opera has it all and the YP wants you to be part of the magic.

Membership is a minimum annual contribution of $150.  Exclusive member benefits include:

  • complimentary or discounted admission to YP events. 

  • exclusive ticket offers and access to the LYP Medley Series

  • two passes to a designated working rehearsal at Lyric Opera

  • two admissions to the Season Preview Concert

  • two tickets to Rising Stars in Concert

  • an exclusive intermission reception at designated performances

  • advance notice of Lyric events

  • opportunity to volunteer at Operathon, Backstage Tours and other special events

Learn about Lyric Opera donor benefits.  

Welcome to Lyric Opera of Chicago's LYP Medley Series!

Lyric Young Professionals

If you are already a member of Lyric Young Professionals, login here to build and purchase this series for the 2014-15 season.

If you are not a member of the Lyric Young Professionals, but would like to join, please click here!



Lyric's 2015/16 LYP Medley series will be announced in Summer 2015. Check back this summer to order your series. In the meantime, click here to learn more about all of the productions you have to look forward to! 

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, at just $35 a seat for our best available Main Floor locations! Regular prices are often near $200 - your savings is substantial! 

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. Click here to become a member.

How do I purchase tickets?
You must be a member of Lyric Young Professionals to purchase an LYP Medley Series. To purchase your series, login here.

You must select three operas in order to build an LYP Medley Series. 

Lyric's 2015/16 LYP Medley series will be announced in Summer 2015. 

Where will I be seated and when will I receive my tickets? 
Lyric will assign the best available Main Floor seats a few days before your performance and Print-At-Home tickets will be delivered to your inbox at that time.

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. 

Can I purchase additional tickets for my friends? 
Members with an LYP Medley Series may purchase additional tickets for $35 to bring friends for each performance date, subject to availability. You will be seated together.


 Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 8 th
Lyric After Hours 

Wednesday, July 15 th
Lyric After Hours 

Wednesday, July 22 nd
Lyric After Hours

Wednesday July 29th
Lyric After Hours


 Pre-opera dinners will take place prior to select Medley Series performances. These informal dinners are an opportunity to get to know fellow LYP opera attendees and will be held at dining establishments close to the Civic Opera House. Spaces have been reserved by the Lyric Young Professionals, but please note that any food or beverage purchases during pre-opera dinners will be the responsibility of the attendee. LYP members with tickets to performance dates with pre-opera dinners will be contacted by email with date-specific details and RSVP instructions. Please contact Lisa DeAngelis ( with any additional questions. 

Intermission Meet-ups  are informal gathering opportunities for LYP members attending Medley Series performances, and will be held on the Mezzanine level. Grab a drink if you'd like, and find other LYPs to mingle at intermission!  


Past Events

Summer Happy Hour at Celeste in River North  
Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park 
Season Preview Concert


Members of the Lyric Young Professionals with Renée Fleming at the 2011 Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park concert.


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Lyric Opera of Chicago opera performances October-December

Lyric Backstage Tours
February 7, 2016

February 21, 2016

March 6, 2016 

March 12, 2016