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Lyric Opera of Chicago

We believe in the life-changing, transformational, revelatory power of great art and opera. Lyric Opera of Chicago exists to provide a broad, deep, and relevant cultural service to the Chicago region and the nation, and to advance the development of the art form of opera by:

  • Producing and performing consistently thrilling, world-class opera, with a balanced repertoire that encompasses core classics, lesser-known masterpieces, and new works.

  • Creating a diverse, innovative, wide-ranging program of community engagement and education activities that reaches the widest possible public.

  • Developing exceptional emerging operatic talent.
Upcoming Events
Title Date & Time
The Magic Flute November 03, 2021, 7:00 PM
The Magic Flute November 07, 2021, 2:00 PM
The Magic Flute November 11, 2021, 2:00 PM
Florencia en el Amazonas November 13, 2021, 7:30 PM
The Magic Flute November 14, 2021, 2:00 PM
The Magic Flute November 17, 2021, 2:00 PM
Florencia en el Amazonas November 18, 2021, 7:00 PM
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Name Title
Anthony Freud General Director, President & CEO
Claire Ryan Associate Director, Institutional Partnerships
Elizabeth Hurley Chief Advancement Officer
Drew Landmesser Deputy General Director and Chief Operating Officer
Roberta Lane Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
Lydia Spettel Coordinator, Boards
Kendria Perry-Madden Senior Director of Development, Principal Gifts
Kelli Dawson Institutional Partnerships Assistant
Chelsea Lauing Philanthropy Officer, Institutional Partnerships
Meghan Pioli Associate Director, Fund for Lyric
Kristen Bigham Philanthropy Officer
Jonah Levi-Paesky Coordinator, Boards
Amanda Reitenbach Social Media Associate
Emma Scherer Ryan Opera Center Associate
Charity Franco Human Resources Associate
Annika Donnen Associate Librarian
Nick Roman Manager, Boards
Enrique Mazzola Music Director Designate
Renée Fleming Creative Consultant
Andreas Melinat Vice President, Artistic Planning
Dan Novak Vice President and Director, Ryan Opera Center
Michael Smallwood Vice President and Technical Director
Will Raj Vice President, IT
Kate Sheehan Vice President for Principal Gifts
Tracy Galligher Young Senior Director, Marketing and Audience Development
Anna Mattson Senior Director of Leadership Giving and Stewardship
Stephanie Karr Senior Director of Music Administration
Jonathan Siner Senior Director of the Ardis Krainik Society
Lawrence DelPilar Senior Director of Development
Holly Gilson Senior Director, Communications
Michael Schoenig Operations Finance Director
Cory Lippiello Artistic Administrator
Meaghan Stainback Philanthropy Officer
Deborah Hare Director of Special Events
Scott Podraza Director of the Fund for Lyric
Angela DeStefano Philanthropy Officer
Linda Nguyen Manager, Office of the General Director
Kevin Krasinski Artist Services Manager
Position Job Type Posted
Director, Environmental Health and Safety Full-Time 10/11/2021
Human Resources Coordinator Part-Time 10/11/2021
Payroll Director Full-Time 10/11/2021
Technology Support Intern Part-Time 10/11/2021
VIP Ticketing Coordinator Full-Time 09/14/2021
Accounting Specialist Full-Time 09/09/2021
Sales Manager Full-Time 09/09/2021
Executive Assistant to Chief Advancement Officer Full-Time 09/09/2021
Special Events Coordinator Full-Time 09/09/2021
Manager, The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center Full-Time 09/08/2021
Public Relations Manager Full-Time 09/08/2021
Associate Director, Principal Gifts Full-Time 09/08/2021
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