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Opera on Broadway: La bohème vs. Rent

Posted 7/18/2018

Whether you’re an opera lover or a Broadway fanatic, you’ve probably heard by now that the 1996 musical Rent was loosely based on the 1896 opera La bohème. But if that’s news to you, don’t worry! Let us walk you through the similarities… (some spoilers ahead!) Opera on Broadway: La bohème vs. Rent Bohemia: It’s easy to tell that the opera highlights this lifestyle, as “la bohème” literally means “Bohemia.” Of course, Rent uses a lot of the same plot points and themes as La bohème. Both shows document the life...

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Happy Father’s Day from Lyric!

Posted 6/14/2018

June 17 is Father’s Day, so why not celebrate by meeting the fathers in our upcoming productions? First up, we have Idomeneo in a production of the same name. On his way back to Crete after years away from home, Idomeneo is shipwrecked, surviving only because he promises Neptune to sacrifice the first person he sees upon returning to land. Tragically, the first person he sees is Idamante, his own son. His fear of the gods is challenged by something even stronger: a father’s love. Idomeneo Father's Day Mime, a dwarf, might not be anyone’s biological father, but he takes on the...

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Give the Gift of Lyric this Holiday Season

Posted 12/21/2017

Give the Gift of Lyric this Holiday Season There’s no time of year quite like the holidays, and it’s the perfect occasion to treat your loved ones to an experience they’ll never forget. From performance tickets to OperaShop apparel, here are just a few ways to give the gift of Lyric to the opera (or musical!) aficionados in your life. via GIPHY Tickets and More What do you get the person who has everything? Tickets to a performance, of course! This holiday season, treat your loved ones to an experience like no other. Complete the night with reservations to one of our on-site restaurants and a celebratory glass of champagne from our brand-new Champagne Bar.  via...

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