Lyric Family Favorites: May 8

We're all adapting to our changed world in different ways. Maybe you've adjusted your workout routine to your living room or turned your kitchen into a home office. For Lyric, it means doing everything we can to bring you the music you love even while you're at home. In honor of the Ring cycle that would have wrapped up on May 3, we bring you this awe-inspiring clip from Das Rheingold, featuring Diana Newman, Annie Rosen, Lindsay Ammann, and Samuel Youn in “Lugt, Schwestern."

Then, take a look back at some of the Legends of Lyric who excelled in German roles, learn about life backstage with Wardrobe, Wigs, and Makeup Director Scott Marr, and delve into the life and career of Lyric favorite Patricia Racette.



Remembering legends Inge Bork, Birgit Nilsson and more

Lyric’s stars of German repertoire

Lyric has a long history with some of the greatest Wagnerian singers that ever lived. Hear from Lyric Dramaturg Roger Pines to learn what made them unforgettable in this Legends of Lyric tribute to Inge Bork, Birgit Nilsson, Ludwig Suthaus, and Hans Hotter.

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Get to know the great American soprano

Patricia Racette: "Enchanting the Muse"

One of the most compelling singers and storytellers of our time, American soprano Patricia Racette is a Lyric favorite, having most recently starred in Dead Man Walking last season. Get to know her even better in this video interview from the PBS series, Articulate, including a performance accompanied by Ryan Opera Center Music Director Craig Terry.



Get a feel for a typical day backstage

Meet Wardrobe, Wigs, and Makeup Director Scott Marr

While the performers are the stars of the show, so much of the magic on stage is in the details. Learn more about what goes into making each Lyric production look and feel so special from Wardrobe, Wigs, and Makeup Director Scott Marr.

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Where words fail, music speaks.

Hans Christian Andersen

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