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National Respect for Parents Day

Posted 8/1/2017

August 1st is National Respect for Parents Day! In the real world, it’s best to heed your parents’ advice, but in opera, they don’t always know best... Rigoletto’s titular character takes protective parenting to the extreme. He forbids his daughter Gilda to leave the house; only allowing her to attend Church on Sundays. After basically living under a rock for her entire life, it’s no wonder that she naively falls victim to the charming Duke. She falls madly in love with him after just one meeting, during which he tells her that he is a student named “Gaultier Maldé.” After overhearing her father’s plot to have the Duke assassinated, she...

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Categories: 2017/18 Season 2016/17 Season

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Winter is Here...Opera Season is Coming

Posted 7/17/2017

Winter is Here...Opera Season is Coming Sunday night, season 7 of HBO’s Game of Thrones started off with a bang as millions tuned in to watch the drama unfold. However, with the show drawing to a close in 2018, many fans are left wondering where they’ll turn to satisfy their need for fantasy, drama, and intrigue after the show ends. Fortunately, we know the perfect place to go for all your Game of Thrones needs: Lyric! But what, you ask, does Game of Thrones have in common with our current season? For starters, a really, really close pair of twins. At the end of the first act of...

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Categories: 2017/18 Season

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Happy National Best Friends Day from Lyric!

Posted 6/7/2017

Happy National Best Friends Day from Lyric! To celebrate, we thought we’d take a look back at some of the loyal — and often complicated — friendships from the 2016/17 season. In Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma, novice priestess Adalgisa finds herself in love with Pollione, a Roman proconsul with whom the high priestess, Norma, has two children. When the two women realize they are in love with the same man, Norma is furious, but Adalgisa tells Norma she would rather die than steal him from her. Best Friends Day - Ovaries before brovaries Ovaries before brovaries. In...

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Categories: 2016/17 Season

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