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Nothing quite compares to the excitement of hearing the biggest stars in the opera world performing with a full orchestra and chorus in front of a live audience. Now you can experience the magnificent sound of full-scale opera free, whenever you like, with Lyric Audio Streaming. Listen to previously recorded full operas online and through a variety of online music streaming platforms.

Revisit some of your favorite Lyric moments, or experience for the first time performances you've missed. Explore the schedule of planned releases below to see when your favorites will be available.

Luisa Miller (2019)

Luisa Miller (2019)

Verdi's sumptuously beautiful romantic drama tells the story of sweet, vulnerable Luisa, who loves Rodolfo, the son of a ruthless, unethical nobleman whom Luisa's own father loathes. The young couple's relationship leads to catastrophe in a drama that breathes passion and excitement. Memorable arias (including "Quando le sere al placido," one of the composer's greatest tenor hits), breathtaking duets, and thrilling ensembles abound in this tale of star-crossed love and violent jealousy.

The Queen of Spades (2020)

The Queen of Spades (2020)

Tchaikovsky's broodingly romantic thriller is a tour de force for a great tenor, sung here by Brandon Jovanovich in Lyric's 2020 production. He plays the terrifyingly obsessed Gherman, an unhappy soldier desperate to know a secret hidden by a mysterious old countess—the mystery of winning at cards. The tension turns truly unnerving as Gherman's obsession begins to overwhelm him. It leads to devastation both for him and for the countess's granddaughter, Lisa, whom Gherman loves. Tchaikovsky's music is the height of Russian romanticism in its melancholy soulfulness, its white-hot passion, and the sweeping grandeur of its orchestra—a masterpiece from the genius who gave the world Eugene Onegin and Swan Lake.

Die Walküre (2017)

Die Walküre (2017)

The second installment in Wagner's monumental Ring cycle, Die Walküre is the most deeply moving and romantic of all the Ring operas. Its riveting, devastating drama involves complex relationships between brother and sister, husband and wife, father and daughter. Every character is unforgettable—valiant Siegmund and Sieglinde, headstrong Brünnhilde and mighty, tortured Wotan, determined Fricka and vengeful Hunding. Wagner's music drama burns itself on our memories, exciting us with the emotional intensity of its lyrical outbursts and its incredible power and majesty.

Rigoletto (2018)

Rigoletto (2018)

There's no character in opera more powerfully dramatic than the court jester Rigoletto, whose acid tongue and all-consuming desire for revenge lead to catastrophe for himself and his sweet, love-struck daughter Gilda. Of all the great Verdi works, none boasts more unforgettable tunes than this one. You'll thrill to the licentious Duke of Mantua's "La donna è mobile" and Gilda's stunning "Caro nome," not to mention the most celebrated quartet in all opera. Dominating the story, though, is Rigoletto himself, one of Verdi's greatest characterizations—a complex and tragic figure, both pitiful and ferocious, with stupendous music to match.

Lucia di Lammermoor (2016)

Lucia di Lammermoor (2016)

If you cherish the classic tale of star-crossed love in Romeo and Juliet, then Lucia di Lammermoor will sweep you away with its intense romance. The most famous of all bel canto operas, you’ll be transfixed by the passion of the heroine and her lover Edgardo (you’ll long remember their heavenly love duet) and the vocal fireworks of Lucia’s dazzling mad scene, as she breaks your heart while sending spectacular coloratura and high notes soaring. This beautiful period production features a star cast that is not to be missed.

Les Troyens (2016)

Les Troyens (2016)

The drama of the Trojan War, replete with heroes and tragedy, has captivated audiences from literature to film, and nowhere does it come to life more vividly than in French opera’s most astounding work, Les Troyens. Grand and glorious in its musical and dramatic breadth, this operatic retelling of Virgil’s Aeneid is rarely performed because of its enormous scale. Experience the tidal wave of sound from Lyric’s massive chorus and orchestra conducted by Sir Andrew Davis as this theatrical tour de force unfolds with a powerhouse cast.

Coming soon

Don Giovanni (2015)

Released the week of May 10

I puritani (2018)

Released the week of May 10

Il trovatore (2019)

Released the week of May 10

La bohème (2018)

Released the week of May 10

Rusalka (2014)

Released the week of June 1

Elektra (2019)

Released the week of June 1

Lyric Audio Streaming is made possible through a generous gift from

Robert F. Finke
in Memory of Carol Keenan

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