April 02, 2020

Lyric Family Favorites: April 24

At a time when the days often blend into one another, does “TGIF” still apply? We think it does! If you feel like you’ve binge-watched every show on your list and you long for the thrill of great opera performance, today we’re sharing an extended excerpt from Mozart’s incomparably beautiful Idomeneo. You’ll hear soprano Janai Brugger as Ilia, the Trojan captive princess. Unaware that her beloved, the Cretan prince Idamante, is nearby, she thinks of him and asks the breezes to carry her love to him. Once you’ve listened to some music, hear from Maestro James Gaffigan about why he loves Mozart, enjoy a delightful serenade from members of the Ryan Opera Center Ensemble, and hear mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe in an endearing classic that has us looking ahead. We wish you a pleasant — and safe — weekend!





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