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A Romantic Night at the Opera

Posted 9/8/2017

Looking for a romantic date night? Look no further! Though operatic tales of love don’t always end well, Lyric’s 2017/18 season features several couples who live happily ever after. Kicking off the season on September 23rd is Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice; the story of a man who goes to great lengths — all the way to the Hades — to reclaim his lost love. When Orpheus’ wife, Eurydice, tragically dies, Cupid appears and offers him the chance to bring her back to life under one condition: he is now allowed to look at her on their journey from the Underworld. Orpheus, however, breaks his promise to Cupid, turning around at Eurydice’s urging. She...

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Categories: 2017/18 Season

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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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