Lyric Opera of Chicago

World Premiere Announcement

 

Lyric Opera of Chicago announces 2015-16 world premiere

BEL CANTO

commissioned as part of Lyric’s  Renée Fleming Initiative 

Music by composer Jimmy López, libretto by playwright Nilo Cruz,
conducted by Sir Andrew Davis;
based on the best-selling novel by Ann Patchett.
Soprano Danielle de Niese stars in central role.

Anthony Freud, general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, today announced details of its latest world premiere. Bel Canto, by the gifted young Peruvian composer Jimmy López, with libretto by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz, is based on the best-selling novel by Ann Patchett. To premiere in Lyric’s 2015-16 season, the new opera will be conducted by Lyric music director Sir Andrew Davis and directed by Kevin Newbury.

Bel Canto team

Librettist

Nilo Cruz

Librettist - Nilo Cruz

Bel Canto Author

Ann Patchett

Author - Ann Patchett

Creative Consultant

General
Director

Anthony Freud

General Director - Anthony Freud

Audio

América Salvaje

(2006)

Composed by Jimmy López

Avec Swing

(for chamber ensemble, 2010)

Composed by Jimmy López

Epiphany

(Concertino for piano, brass, strings and percussion, 2007)

Composed by Jimmy López

Fiesta!

(4th movement - Techno, 2007)

Composed by Jimmy López

Lago de Lágrimas

(2nd movement, 2009-10)

Composed by Jimmy López

Lesbia

(For soprano, alto, piano and 5-string double bass, 3rd movement, 2005)

Composed by Jimmy López

Viaje a ti

(Excerpt performed by Emily Birsan, soprano, and Craig Terry, piano, 2010)

Composed by Jimmy López