July 22, 2022
Lyric Family Favorites: July 22
One of the reasons that early Verdi operas aren’t often performed is that they require exceptional voices to perform them. To sing a leading lady role in an opera like Ernani, a soprano has to have everything: fabulously warm and beautiful sound over a huge range, terrific power, stunning flexibility, and — last, not least — irresistible charisma onstage. Tamara Wilson, who sings the leading role of Elvira in Lyric's season opening production this September, is one of those artists. Watch as she performs “Ernani, involami…Tutto sprezzo che d’Ernani” from Act One of Ernani, where her character declares that she loves only Ernani, in Lyric's Verdi Voices concert.
Plus, catch up with the students of EmpowerYouth!, hear from composer Daniel Bernard Roumain about his work for Proximity, listen to Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center soprano Katherine Beck in recital, and test your opera knowledge with emojis.
Daniel Bernard Roumain on his new piece
What does it take to bring a new opera to life? Take a peek inside our latest workshop with composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) as he discusses his new work, Git Here, making its world premiere in our 2022/23 Season as part of Proximity.
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Katherine Beck & Craig Terry in recital
Stream the latest Ryan Opera Center recital from WFMT at your convenience! In this program, mezzo-soprano Katherine Beck performs works of George Frideric Handel, Joseph Haydn, Gustav Mahler, Stephen Sondheim, Florence Price, and H. Leslie Adams, with Craig Terry on piano.
Guess that opera
In honor of the recent World Emoji Day, we have a little quiz for you. Can you guess the names of these operas based on the emoji combinations above?
Art is not a thing; it is a way.”