The Lyric Opera Wine Auction

Shirley Ryan, creator of the magnificent benefit





By Megan McKinney


Honored Guest Laurent Drouhin and his wife, Beatrice, were joined by Lyric Opera of Chicago Women’s Board President Nancy Santi, Wine Auction 2023 Co-Chairs Nancy Searle and Erica Sandner and Co-Vice Chair Suzanne Mulshine. Laurent Drouhin’s Burgundy winery, Maison Joseph Drouhin, spans four generations and 142 years.

Suzette Bulley with Eileen and Chris Murphy and Paul Chevalier. Eileen Murphy was Suzanne Mulshine’s Co-Vice Chair of the evening.

Sheila and David Ormesher entered on the Red Carpet . . .

As did Ann Ziff . . .

JoAnn Gilbert-Holmes, J. Douglas Gray,  Marion Cameron Gray . . .

And Amelia and Alejandro Silva.

Suzette and Lucy Bulley were there with Lyric Board member Allan E. Bulley III

Margarita Chavez-Tatro and Mark Tatro

Auctioneer Ben Ferdinand

 Always a major supporter of Lyric events, Liz Stiffel was Catalogue Sponsor.

Sylvia Neil and Amy Carbone 

Paul Chevalier and Karen Gray-Krehbiel

Matthew Ozawa, Penelope Steiner and Jordan Dann

Eileen and Chris Murphy

Doug Cohen, Lori Komisar and Morris Silverman

Nancy Searle, Nancy Santi and Erica Sandner:”See you in 2026!”


Photo Credits: Jaclyn Simpson, Diane M. Smutny, Daryl Wilkerson