Grantee Profile

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Grants to Lyric Opera of Chicago

  • $500,000

    2012 (Duration 4 years, 11 months)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — This grant provides renewed multi-year general operating support to the Lyric Opera of Chicago, which is committed to nurturing an appreciation of opera, music and the performing arts by presenting high-caliber performances and providing educational and community-based arts programming. Each season almost 250,000 people attend one of Lyric’s eight season productions. The Lyric contributes to developing the next generation of opera singers through the Ryan Opera Center, one of America’s most distinguished vocal training programs. More than 135,000 Chicagoans participate in its Education and Community Engagement Programs each season.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over five years).

  • $320,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over four years).

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of an endowment campaign (over four years).

  • $60,000

    2001 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over two years).

  • $30,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations.

  • $90,000

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over three years).

  • $200,000

    1994 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To commission "Amistad," an opera composed by Anthony Davis, with a libretto by Thulani Davis.

  • $5,000

    1994 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — To support a special performance of the opera "Aida" for senior citizens.

  • $90,000

    1993 (Inactive Grant)

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Lyric Opera of Chicago $2,795,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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