EIN 36-6008929

Lyric Opera of Chicago

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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.
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Program areas at Lyric Opera of Chicago

During the fiscal year, 47 Opera performances produced by Lyric Opera of Chicago. These performances were attended by approximately 128,500 people.
Presentation and events held in the facility during the fiscal year was comprised of 25 events with total attendance of approximately 43,600 people.
Lyric unlimited, an initiative of Lyric Opera of Chicago, offers a multifaceted program of expanded community engagement and artistic initiatives and includes Lyric's longstanding educational programs. Lyric seeks to enrich the lives of chicago-area children and adults through high-quality, accessible arts education, which focuses on cultivating a lifelong appreciation of Opera and creating audiences for the future. Lyric's school programs embrace arts education as a core subject and promote cross-curricular integration while fulfilling state learning standards. Community programs provide education on a variety of levels, from novice to expert, which heighten the opera-going experience. More than 399 youth and adult programs were held throughout the year. Most of these activities took place at various locations throughout the chicagoland area. Attendance for these educational activities totaled approximately 67,300. Please note, as required by the instructions, the revenue disclosed here does not include contributed revenue for these programs.

Grants made by Lyric Opera of Chicago

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Patrick G and Shirley W Ryan Opera CenterOpera School$1,174,989

Who funds Lyric Opera of Chicago

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Fulk Family FoundationPatron Accessibility Initiative$1,807,483
Fulk Family FoundationPatron Accessibility Initiative$1,750,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$1,246,015
...and 126 more grants received totalling $11,858,180

Personnel at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Anthony FreudGeneral Director , President and Chief Executive Officer the Women's Board Endowed Chair / Vice Chair$660,937
Drew LandmesserDeputy General Director and Chief Operating Officer / Chief Operating Officer and Deputy General Director$288,932
Roberta LaneChief Financial and Administrative Officer / Assistant Treasurer and Cfao$317,280
Paul GunningVice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Elizabeth HurleyChief Advancement Officer / Assistant Secretary$352,088
...and 55 more key personnel

Financials for Lyric Opera of Chicago

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$36,568,721
Program services$16,882,647
Investment income and dividends$3,351,639
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,731,656
Net income from fundraising events$-371,452
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$266,123
Miscellaneous revenues$1,873,337
Total revenues$60,302,671

Form 990s for Lyric Opera of Chicago

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-05-18990View PDF
2019-062020-08-27990View PDF
2018-062019-08-17990View PDF
2017-062018-10-16990View PDF
2016-062017-09-07990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 27 new grant, including a grant for $913,622 from The Chicago Community Trust
July 10, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
January 4, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 10 new personnel
October 3, 2021
Received grants
Identified 52 new grant, including a grant for $1,807,483 from Fulk Family Foundation
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
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Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsPerforming arts organizationsOperas and symphoniesTheatersHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
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General information
20 N Wacker Dr 860
Chicago, IL 60606
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Cook County, IL
Website URL
(312) 827-5600
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A6A: Opera
NAICS code, primary
711110: Theater Companies and Dinner Theaters
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