May 13, 2021
Lyric Family Favorites: May 14
Sometimes the perfect thing to carry you into the weekend is a gentle melody. In Mascagni’s “Serenata,” the singer thinks of his sleeping beloved, with the hope that she won't wake up, because he's about to kiss her in her dreams. First-year Ryan Opera Center tenor Martin Luther Clark delivers a tender performance of this song, one of Mascagni’s most popular, in this clip from Sole e Amore.
Plus, be sure to catch Maestro Enrique Mazzola conducting The Three Queens with Dutch National Opera, see some of the highlights of Sir Andrew Davis’s long and illustrious career before watching Celebrating Sir Andrew Davis, from Mozart to Stravinsky on Sunday, May 16 at 6:00pm CT, and learn how your support made a difference to Lyric this year.
Enrique Mazzola conducts Donizetti Queens in Concert
On Sunday, May 16 at 12:00pm CT, watch Maestro Mazzola conduct the Dutch National Opera in a performance of Donizetti’s The Three Queens featuring Ryan Opera Center alumna J’Nai Bridges and other star performers. Tickets are $15.
The gold standard: Highlights of Sir Andrew Davis's magnificent tenure at Lyric
Sir Andrew Davis has been music director and principal conductor at Lyric for more than two decades. Collectively, his performances at Lyric represent one of the greatest achievements in the history of the company. Read on to find out more about what’s made his tenure so extraordinary.
How your support sparked Lyric’s creativity
Now that our current digital season is coming to an end, let’s celebrate what we have accomplished together. This past year, all of our virtual programs were provided to the public free of charge, inspiring hundreds of new donors to come forward and support Lyric.
A good composer does not imitate; he steals.”