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Check out our range (of fashions)!

Posted 10/5/2016

Check out our range (of fashions)! Going out for an evening at the opera means different things for different people. Some enjoy planning their outfit for months in advance, relishing the opportunity to wear their fanciest clothes for a night on the town. The opera gives them a welcome excuse to whip out a rarely-worn fancy dress or a swanky suit and tie combo. They enjoy choosing an outfit just as impressive as the fabulous setting the opera is taking place. Others like the idea that the opera, today more than ever, embraces a more laid back approach when it comes to fashion. It’s not unusual to see opera-goers in khakis, sweaters, cardigans, etc. For those folks, they prefer a more...

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Categories: Opera Experience

Tags: Opera Experience Fashion

Behind the Scenes of Das Rheingold

Posted 10/4/2016

Behind the Scenes of Das Rheingold Behind the Scenes of Das Rheingold Creating a new production is an exciting and time-consuming undertaking for any opera company. This season, Lyric is debuting three brand-new productions: Wagner’s Das Rheingold, Berlioz’s Les Troyens, and Mozart’s The Magic Flute. The first of these shows is onstage now, but we’re going take a quick look back to see how the magic came to life. Das Rheingold Tech During the summer...

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Categories: 2016/17 Season

Tags: Behind the Scenes Rehearsals Das Rheingold

Opera-Inspired Halloween Costumes

Posted 10/2/2016

Opera-Inspired Halloween Costumes This Halloween, unleash your inner diva--or divo--by dressing as your favorite opera character! Here are three simple DIY costumes inspired by Lyric's 2016/17 season. Looking for even more inspiration? Check out some of our favorite costumes on Pinterest. Share a photo of your opera-inspired Halloween costume on social media with the hashtag #LongLivePassion to be entered to win tickets and other fun prizes! DIY Opera Halloween Costumes DIY Fake Blood

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Categories: 2016/17 Season

Tags: Holidays Lucia di Lammermoor The Magic Flute Carmen

5 opera myths BUSTED!

Posted 10/1/2016

5 opera myths BUSTED! 1. I won’t understand what’s going on! While it is true that many operas are performed in languages such as Italian, German, and French, opera productions performed at Lyric provide English translations of foreign language lyrics in live time via supertitles. Never fear, you won’t miss a single word of the action! Supertitles at the opera. 2. I have to wear a ball gown or a tuxedo! Except for a handful of special events during the season (such as Opening Night), opera goers don’t have to worry about dressing to the nines for a performance. Attire is...

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Categories: 2016/17 Season Opera Experience

Tags: Video Opera Experience