September 24, 2021

Lyric Family Favorites: September 24

All of us at Lyric are so excited to be welcoming audiences back to live performances at the Lyric Opera House since the opening of Macbeth last week! The excitement in the audience was palpable as Sir David McVicar's new production made its premiere.

Sondra Radvanovsky, a Lyric favorite, made her role debut as Lady Macbeth, and was praised for "a performance by an artist in command of her full powers" (Chicago Sun-Times). Before the show, she sat down with her colleague Christian Van Horn, who sings the role of Banco, to talk about how she prepares for this incredibly demanding role. See what she has to say about the character — and if you haven’t yet secured your seats for Macbeth, there are still four performances through October 9!

Plus, see Music Director Enrique Mazzola’s recommendations for the perfect beverage pairings with The Elixir of Love, learn how to take advantage of virtual streams if you have tickets and can’t make it to a live performance, see what to expect when returning to the theater (if you haven’t already), and let star vocalists teach you breathwork in an initiative led by Renée Fleming.

Enrique’s Elixirs

As the first Ambassador of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Maestro Enrique Mazzola sees a close connection between music and wine production. See a few of his recommendations for the perfect wine pairing to enjoy with a performance of The Elixir of Love.


A guide to Lyric Opera streams

Can’t make your performance or not ready to be back in the opera house, but still want to see the show? This season, on-demand virtual streams of every opera are available to ticket holders who don’t attend in person. See how to take advantage of this benefit in our guide.

Stream on

Your theater experience

It’s been such a thrill to have audiences back in the Lyric Opera House again. Things are a little different this year with new seats, proof of vaccination and face masks required, and health and safety at the forefront. This guide will help you know what to expect for your first trip back!

Get ready

Healing Breath

In an initiative led by Lyric Special Projects Advisor and world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming, an incredible cast of vocalists, actors and music therapists lead you through their favorite breathing exercises.

Take a breath

Photos: Ken Howard, David Bachman/Pittsburgh Opera, Darris Lee Harris, Kyle Flubacker, Andrew Eccles