2013/14 Lyric Opera Commentaries - Lyric Opera of Chicago

Lyric Opera Commentaries

2013/14 Lyric Opera Commentaries

Everyone will enjoy learning about this season’s operas with the convenient and fun Lyric Opera Commentaries! Available again this season, all eight Commentaries to stream free of charge.

Our Commentators simplify abstract plots, share some of their favorite musical excerpts, and narrate anecdotal stories of composers and cast members. The Commentaries promise to make each opera a more rewarding experience.

Lyric Opera Commentaries are sponsored by the Patrick G. and Shirley Welsh Ryan Foundation in honor of their parents.

A project of the Women’s Board of Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Otello Commentary

Commentary by Anthony Freud in collaboration with Nicholas Ivor Martin, Director of Operations and Special Initiatives

Otello 
by Giuseppe Verdi

© 2013/14 Lyric Opera Commentaries 

Original sound recordings of musical excerpts used by permission of EMI Classics. All rights reserved. Post-production services provided by Mark Travis, Producer.

 

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Madama Butterfly Commentary

Commentary by Cayenne Harris, Lyric Unlimited Director

Madama Butterfly 
by Giacomo Puccini

© 2013/14 Lyric Opera Commentaries 

Original sound recordings of musical excerpts used by permission of EMI Classics. All rights reserved. Post-production services provided by Mark Travis, Producer.

 

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Parsifal Commentary

Commentary by Sir Andrew Davis in collaboration with Nicholas Ivor Martin, Director of Operations and Special Initiatives

Parsifal 
by Richard Wagner

© 2013/14 Lyric Opera Commentaries 

Original sound recordings of musical excerpts used by permission of EMI Classics. All rights reserved. Post-production services provided by Mark Travis, Producer.

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La Traviata Commentary

Commentary by Anthony Freud in collaboration with Nicholas Ivor Martin, Director of Operations and Special Initiatives

La Traviata
by Giuseppe Verdi

© 2013/14 Lyric Opera Commentaries 

Original sound recordings of musical excerpts used by permission of EMI Classics. All rights reserved. Post-production services provided by Mark Travis, Producer.

 

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Die Fledermaus Commentary

Commentary by Nicholas Ivor Martin, Director of Operations and Special Initiatives

Die Fledermaus
by Johann Strauss, Jr.

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Original sound recordings of musical excerpts used by permission of EMI Classics. All rights reserved. Post-production services provided by Mark Travis, Producer.

 

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The Barber of Seville Commentary

Commentary by Jesse Gram, Audience Education Manager

The Barber of Seville
by Gioachino Rossini

© 2013/14 Lyric Opera Commentaries 

Original sound recordings of musical excerpts used by permission of EMI Classics. All rights reserved. Post-production services provided by Mark Travis, Producer.

 

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Rusalka Commentary

Commentary by Roger Pines, Dramaturg

Rusalka
by Antonín Dvořák

© 2013/14 Lyric Opera Commentaries 

Original sound recordings of musical excerpts used by permission of SUPRAPHON. All rights reserved. Post-production services provided by Mark Travis, Producer.

 

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La Clemenza di Tito Commentary

Commentary by Sir Andrew Davis in collaboration with Nicholas Ivor Martin, Director of Operations and Special Initiatives

La Clemenza di Tito 
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

© 2013/14 Lyric Opera Commentaries

Original sound recordings of musical excerpts used by permission of the Salzburger Festspiele. All rights reserved. Post-production services provided by Mark Travis, Producer.

 

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