April 09, 2021
Lyric Family Favorites: April 9
Plans for a full-scale production of Verdi’s early masterpiece Attila had been in the works for years when Lyric was forced to cancel all of its performances for the 2020/21 Season. However, Maestro Enrique Mazzola’s excitement for this project could not be held back, so Attila Highlights in Concert was born, a virtual concert of some of the most thrilling musical moments performed by some highly accomplished Verdians. See how this grand-scale opera made the shift to intimate virtual concert and get excited for Sunday’s premiere at 2:00pm CT.
Plus, catch up with baritone Will Liverman in an interview from The Observer, listen to a full recording of Lyric’s 2017 production of the riveting Die Walküre, and find more great opera to watch with our weekly streaming guide.
An interview with Will Liverman
Baritone Will Liverman has been incredibly busy over the last year, even with most performance venues shuttered. In this interview with The Observer, he talks about his latest album, Dreams of a New Day, his work with Lyric on Creating The Factotum, and the future of opera.
Week of April 12: Streaming opportunities
Find full-length opera performances from around the web, plus supplementary content including Lyric’s audio guides in our weekly streaming guide.
Listen to Die Walküre
The second installment in Wagner's monumental Ring cycle, Die Walküre is the most deeply moving and romantic of all the Ring operas. Listen to Lyric’s 2017 production starring Christine Goerke, Eric Owens, Brandon Jovanovich, Elisabet Strid, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, and many more.
I adore art…when I am alone with my notes, my heart pounds and the tears stream from my eyes, and my emotion and my joys are too much to bear.”