Lyric Opera original Commentaries for free Metropolitan Opera Nightly Streams

As we all adjust to a world temporarily without live performance this spring, The Metropolitan Opera has been providing free nightly operas through live streaming on their web site. These presentations provide a great opportunity to enjoy the majesty of opera within the comforts of home.

The Met Opera productions are different from those that you have seen at Lyric, but many of the stars will be familiar. One way to enhance your enjoyment of these broadcasts is by listening to Lyric Opera Commentaries. They’re informative, fun, and about 30 minutes in length. Learn about the synopsis, music, and some historical insight into how each piece was created. Bring the fun of a Pre-Opera Talk to your home! 

Enjoy the commentaries and enjoy the operas!

Week 3: March 30
Week 2: March 23
Week 1: March 16

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

Photos: Todd Rosenberg

Music used in Lyric Commentaries is provided courtesy of Warner Classics, the Official Education and Promotion Music Provider of Lyric Opera of Chicago.