April 02, 2020

Lyric Family Favorites: August 7

Figaro! Figaro! Figaro! This barber really knows how to make an entrance. This week, watch as the terrifically talented bass-baritone Adam Plachetka delivers a spot-on performance of one of the trickiest arias in the repertoire as Figaro in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. Plachetka made his Lyric debut four years earlier as Figaro in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, a sequel of sorts to Rossini’s Barber, with both operas based on plays in a three-part series by the French playwright Pierre Beaumarchais.

Surely you’ll need a cocktail to kick off the weekend, and we have the perfect Figaro-inspired libation to complement your opera clip. Then, meet the director of the Ryan Opera Center, Dan Novak, get to know our talented teaching artists, and make plans for some excellent opera streaming opportunities.



There's a terrific power to music.

Walt Disney

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Photos: Kyle Flubacker, Simon Pauly, Todd Rosenberg