July 28, 2023
Lyric Family Favorites: July 28
A conductor plays a very important role in the making of a great opera performance. The orchestra and principal artists look to the conductor not just for timing cues, but also for direction on shaping a musical phrase. In the 2023/24 Season, we have assembled an exceptional lineup of conductors that represent some of the brightest talent in the opera world today. Meet some of the conductors in this feature article, which will surely leave you excited for the season to come.
Plus, watch Tomasz Konieczny perform a selection from The Flying Dutchman at the Metropolitan Opera, mark your calendar for Sunday in the Park with Lyric, watch outstanding opera films at home, and don’t miss The Magic Flute at Ravinia.
Tomasz Konieczny sings “Dich frage ich”
Watch Pagliacci and The Factotum on Film
Missing opera this summer? We have two great films for you to watch to satiate your “opera-tite” until the season begins in September. Watch the film of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, which won a Midwest Emmy, and don’t miss The Factotum on Film, available now through September 19.
Enjoy opera under the stars at Ravinia
Lyric favorites Janai Brugger, Matthew Polenzani, Joshua Hopkins, Kathryn Lewek join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under conductor Marin Alsop at Ravinia on August 4 and 6 for a performance of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Lawn seats are still available.
The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.”