October 21, 2022

Lyric Family Favorites: October 21

While the weather is cooling, activity at Lyric is heating up with Music Director Enrique Mazzola leading rehearsals for both Don Carlos and Le Comte Ory, opening November 9 and 13. We recently caught up with two of the stars of Don Carlos: soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen, who made her Lyric debut as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni (2019/20), and tenor Joshua Guerrero, who triumphed as Macduff in Macbeth last season. See what they have to say about their favorite moment in the epic Verdi masterpiece.

Plus, learn more about tenor Lawrence Brownlee, see Quinn Kelsey perform as Carlo in Ernani, get tickets for the Lyric Young Professionals’ Halloween Masquerade, and mark your calendars for a new WFMT Recital featuring Lunga Eric Hallam.

Spotlight on Lawrence Brownlee

One of today’s most in-demand tenors across the globe, Lawrence Brownlee is perfectly matched for the high-flying melodies of Rossini. He returns to the Lyric stage this November to perform the role of the mischievous Count Ory. Learn more about him in this spotlight.

Get to know him

Quinn Kelsey performs as Carlo in Ernani

Ernani wrapped up a successful run at the beginning of this month and we can’t get enough of Quinn Kelsey. Watch him perform the powerful Act Three aria where Carlo ruminates about his legacy as he awaits the electors' choice of the next Holy Roman Emperor.

Enjoy a night of frightful fun

Interested in meeting other young professionals who love opera, or know someone who would? Join the Lyric Young Professionals on Saturday, October 29 for the Halloween Masquerade. Dance the night away while enjoying an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and a DJ.

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Lunga Eric Hallam live in recital

Tune in to WFMT on Sunday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. for a Ryan Opera Center recital. Tenor Lunga Eric Hallam and pianist Craig Terry will perform music by Verdi, Mahler, Donizetti, Handel, Will Liverman, and more. Recitals take place on the first Sunday of the month.

Mark your calendar

Photos: Teatro Real/Javier del Real, Jacob F. Lucas/Seattle Opera, Cory Weaver, Fox + Harrison, Jaclyn Simpson