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Lyric Opera Commentaries

2014/15 Lyric Opera Commentaries


Everyone will enjoy learning about this season’s operas with the convenient and fun Lyric Opera Commentaries! Available again this season, you can stream all eight Commentaries free of charge.

Our Commentators simplify abstract plots, share some of their favorite musical excerpts, offer tidbits about the production, and narrate anecdotal stories of composers and cast members. The Commentaries promise to make each opera a more rewarding experience.

Lyric Opera Commentaries are sponsored by the Patrick G. and Shirley Welsh Ryan Foundation in honor of their parents.

A project of the Women’s Board of Lyric Opera of Chicago

Audio

Don Giovanni

commentary by Sir Andrew Davis in collaboration with Nicholas Ivor Martin, Director of Operations and Special Initiatives

Don Giovanni
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


© 2014/15 Lyric Opera Commentaries
Original sound recordings of musical excerpts used by permission of Warner Classics. All rights reserved. Recording & Production services provided by Mark Travis.

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Capriccio

commentary by Sir Andrew Davis in collaboration with Nicholas Ivor Martin, Director of Operations and Special Initiatives

Capriccio
by Richard Strauss


© 2014/15 Lyric Opera Commentaries
Original sound recordings of musical excerpts used by permission of Warner Classics. All rights reserved. Recording & Production services provided by Mark Travis.

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Il Trovatore

commentary by Jesse Gram, Audience Education Manager

Il Trovatore
by Giuseppe Verdi


© 2014/15 Lyric Opera Commentaries
Original sound recordings of musical excerpts used by permission of Warner Classics. All rights reserved. Recording & Production services provided by Mark Travis.

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Porgy and Bess

commentary by Nicholas Ivor Martin, Director of Operations and Special Initiatives

Porgy and Bess
by George Gershwin


© 2014/15 Lyric Opera Commentaries
Original sound recordings of musical excerpts used by permission of Warner Classics. All rights reserved. Recording & Production services provided by Mark Travis.

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Anna Bolena

commentary by Roger Pines, Dramaturg

Anna Bolena
by Gaetano Donizetti


© 2014/15 Lyric Opera Commentaries
Original sound recordings of musical excerpts used by permission of Warner Classics. All rights reserved. Recording & Production services provided by Mark Travis.

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Tosca

commentary by Anthony Freud in collaboration with Nicholas Ivor Martin, Director of Operations and Special Initiatives

Tosca
by Giacomo Puccini


© 2014/15 Lyric Opera Commentaries
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Tannhäuser

commentary by Sir Andrew Davis in collaboration with Nicholas Ivor Martin, Director of Operations and Special Initiatives

Tannhäuser
by Richard Wagner


© 2014/15 Lyric Opera Commentaries
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The Passenger

commentary by Anthony Freud in collaboration with Nicholas Ivor Martin, Director of Operations and Special Initiatives

The Passenger
by Mieczysław Weinberg


© 2014/15 Lyric Opera Commentaries
Original sound recordings of musical excerpts used by permission of Unitel Classica. All rights reserved. Recording & Production services provided by Mark Travis.

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