September 18, 2020

Lyric Family Favorites: February 12

Gilda’s meltingly beautiful aria “Caro nome che il mio cor” in Rigoletto embodies all the hopes and dreams of young love. As Valentine’s Day is on the way, we hope Italian soprano Rosa Feola’s heartfelt rendition moves you to relive some of your happiest romantic memories and spend some time (virtually or otherwise) with the ones you love this weekend. Here’s to making the most of your special connections.

Plus, hear from artists, administrators, and audiences at Lyric about the moment they fell in love with opera, explore a new work by Heartbeat Opera, and find some great opera streams from around the web to watch next week.

Share an opera love story

Do you remember the moment you fell in love with opera? For many of us, the magic began at Lyric, and has led to many a long and storied relationship. Hear some of those recollections from artists and audiences alike.

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Heartbeat Opera: Breathing Free

Explore the work of Heartbeat Opera, a company that strives to break down traditional barriers and reimagine opera in diverse communities. Check out their upcoming "Breathing Free" digital program—featuring excerpts from Beethoven’s Fidelio, spirituals, and works by acclaimed Black composers and poets Harry T. Burleigh, Anthony Davis, Thulani Davis, Langston Hughes, and Florence Price—for just $10 in February.

Mark your calendar

Week of February 15: Streaming opportunities

Watch great content from near and far this week with works from the National Museum of Mexican Art, Washington National Opera, Hawai’i Opera Theatre and more.

Get cozy

Photos: Kyle Flubacker, Lyric Opera of Chicago