Lyric Family Favorites: October 9

We all love the thrill of grand opera, with the immense power of a full orchestra and chorus and the magic of brilliant stagecraft. On the other hand, when all of these elements are stripped away, we get the chance to really appreciate the beauty of the human voice. In a series of recitals broadcast on WFMT, members of the Ryan Opera Center showcase their outstanding virtuosity and musicality.

Stream the first recital in its entirety, on demand, featuring mezzo-soprano Katherine Beck and baritone Ricardo José Rivera (pictured above) singing songs by Florence Price, Hugo Wolf, Carlos Guastavino, H. Leslie Adams, and more, with Ryan Opera Center pianist Chris Reynolds.

🎵 Listen noW 🎵  

Plus, tune in to a festival celebrating overlooked women composers of the Baroque era, watch a new episode of Breaking Down the Score with Enrique Mazzola, and check out our weekly streaming guide.

Amanda Majeski

2020 Collaborative Works Festival

Women of the Baroque

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago presents a festival celebrating the works of women composers. Tune in tonight at 7pm CDT for the first concert, Women of the Baroque, featuring soprano and Ryan Opera Center alumna Amanda Majeski, current Ryan Opera Center ensemble member, bass Anthony Reed, and more.

Watch the concert

Breaking Down the Score

Chapter 2 of Attila

Tomorrow marks the 207th birthday of the great composer Giuseppe Verdi, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with a new episode of Breaking Down the Score with Enrique Mazzola, an expert in Verdi’s music. Watch as the maestro digs in to Verdi’s magnificent opera Attila.

Break it down

Lucia di Lammermoor

Week of October 12: Streaming opportunities

See what’s out there

This week, dive deep into Donizetti with five of his operas streaming from The Metropolitan Opera, plus commentaries and more in our weekly steaming guide.

Stream on

I adore art...when I am alone with my notes, my heart pounds and the tears stream from my eyes, and my emotion and my joys are too much to bear.

Giuseppe Verdi

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