Lyric Family Favorites: December 4

We hope that as you approach the holiday season, you may have some time to connect with friends and family — whether in-person or virtually — and to prepare to say "good night and joy be to you all" as 2020 comes to a close. Most of us know "Auld Lang Syne" from countless New Year's celebrations, but before that tune rose to popularity, "The Parting Glass" held the place of most popular parting song. For your enjoyment, we present Katherine DeYoung singing this traditional Scottish song with original piano accompaniment by Ryan Opera Center Music Director Craig Terry.

Plus, explore Sir Andrew Davis’s history with  Mozart’s delightful opera The Marriage of Figaro at Lyric and watch the full series of Master Classes with Sir Andrew Davis, see our top picks for opera streaming next week, and check out the latest episode of Breaking Down the Score.

Ryan Opera Center At Work: “The Parting Glass”

Sir Andrew Davis and The Marriage of Figaro: A Perfect Match

See why it’s one of Davis’s favorite operas

Sir Andrew Davis has a long history with Mozart and especially the delightful Marriage of Figaro. As Lyric continues to celebrate the final year of Davis’s tenure as music director, we take a look back at some of the exceptional productions of Figaro over the years.

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Ana María Martínez stars in Pasión Latina, premiering Sunday, Dec. 13.

Week of December 7: Streaming opportunities

See what's in store

In addition to streams from The Met, Houston Grand Opera, and Portland Opera, this week is your last chance to watch For the Love of Lyric and your first chance to watch Pasión Latina.

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Master Classes with Sir Andrew Davis

Episode 5: Chris Reynolds

Step behind the scenes as Music Director Sir Andrew Davis leads a series of one-on-one master classes focused on one of his favorite operas: Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro with members of the 2020/21 Ryan Opera Center Ensemble.

In the final episode of the series, hear first-year pianist Chris Reynolds play the Act 1 Overture and Act 2 Finale. All five episodes of the series are now available for streaming.

Breaking Down the Score: Attila with Maestro Enrique Mazzola

Part 9: Finale Primo

Attila and his warriors are marching on Italy’s capital, when they are stopped by a procession of women and children led by the Bishop of Rome. Attila is terrified as the Bishop, Leo, speaks the same words as the ghost from his nightmare, telling him to turn back. The mighty conqueror is brought to his knees as Act I comes to a dramatic close.

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Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.

Maria von Trapp

Photos: Kyle Flubacker, Todd Rosenberg