Audio excerpts & Commentaries

Music amazes. Music inspires. Music makes you feel. At the heart of every opera on our stage is the music.

Get a taste of what you'll hear at Lyric by listening to excerpts of some of opera's biggest hits and familiar songs that you know you've heard somewhere before. Then dig deeper by downloading our Commentaries: audio talks that simplify abstract plots, offer tidbits about the productions, and narrate anecdotal stories of composers and cast members.

Listen to music and more here, then experience the operas live onstage at Lyric.

Enjoy more opera online

Enjoy more opera online

Our friends at opera houses around the world are streaming some of our favorite productions online. We've compiled a weekly streaming guide to share some of our recommendations, accompanied — in many cases — by our popular Lyric Opera Commentaries as a way for you to get the most out of your viewing experience.

2019/20 Season

Opera excerpts 

Listen to music from operas in our 2019/20 Season.

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Opera Commentaries

Informative commentaries on season productions.

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2018/19 Season

Opera excerpts

Listen to music from operas in our 2018/19 Season.

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Opera Commentaries

Informative commentaries on season productions.

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2018/19 Season

Opera excerpts

Listen to music from operas in our 2018/19 Season.

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Opera Commentaries

Informative commentaries on season productions.

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2017/18 Season

Opera excerpts

Listen to music from operas in our 2017/18 Season.

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Opera Commentaries

Informative commentaries on season productions.

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2016/17 Season

Opera excerpts

Listen to music from operas in our 2016/17 Season.

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Opera Commentaries

Informative commentaries on season productions.

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2016/17 Season

Opera excerpts

Listen to music from operas in our 2016/17 Season.

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Opera Commentaries

Informative commentaries on season productions.

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2015/16 Season

Opera excerpts

Listen to music from operas in our 2015/16 Season.

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2015/16 Opera Commentaries

Informative commentaries on season productions.

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Stream our favorite songs

Stream our favorite songs

We've compiled playlists of our favorite songs from across the company to listen to, work to, and sing along to. Open Spotify and hear what's in our headphones as we work behind the scenes.

Photos: Todd Rosenberg