March 26, 2021
Lyric Family Favorites: March 26
Tomorrow is World Theatre Day, and we’re celebrating the “Jewel of Chicago” that Lyric calls home. From its opening nearly a century ago, the Lyric Opera House has hosted a wide variety of performances, events, and presentations that have thrilled audiences and made history. In addition to the extraordinary opera performances Lyric has produced, the opera house has hosted performances by world-famous artists from Itzhak Perlman to Jimi Hendrix. Learn more about the fascinating history of our theater and daydream about a time when we can all be together in our opera house again.
Plus, watch tenor Lawrence Brownlee interview Dan Novak, the vice president and director of Lyric’s Ryan Opera Center, learn more about Chicago’s many legendary music venues including the Lyric Opera House with WBEZ’s Curious City, find more opera streams to watch next week, and listen to Lyric Opera Streaming On Demand.
The Sitdown with LB featuring Dan Novak
In a recent episode of tenor Lawrence Brownlee’s interview show, The Sitdown with LB, he discusses young-artist programs with Lyric's own Dan Novak (director of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center) and Markus Beam of San Francisco Opera's Merola Opera Program.
WBEZ: A history of some iconic music venues with musician Andrew Bird
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Andrew Bird, who got his start in Chicago, wanted to learn more about some of Chicago’s legendary music venues including The Hideout, The Metro, and the Lyric Opera House, all places he’s performed. Explore them with him in this episode of WBEZ’s Curious City.
Week of March 29: Streaming opportunities
Cozy up at home and find some live opera performances to watch from the comfort of your couch. This week catch performances from Metropolitan Opera and more, plus don’t miss Lyric’s Music Director Designate Enrique Mazzola as he leads the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Lyric Opera Streaming On Demand: Luisa Miller
Listen to Lyric’s 2019 production of Verdi's sumptuously beautiful romantic drama, Luisa Miller. Memorable arias, breathtaking duets, and thrilling ensembles abound in this tale of star-crossed love and violent jealousy.
You want to feel that you belong to something higher, to something even beyond this universe, then go to the opera!”