April 13, 2021

Lyric Music & More: April 13

Have you explored Lyric Opera Audio Streaming yet? Nothing quite compares to the excitement of hearing the biggest stars in the opera world performing with a full orchestra and chorus in front of a live audience. In addition to the operas released last month, now you can listen to three more titles from Lyric’s archives. Enjoy the unforgettable tunes of Verdi’s Rigoletto, a tidal wave of sound in Berlioz’s Les Troyens, and spectacular coloratura in Lucia di Lammermoor. All are available free and on demand through Lyric's website or your favorite music streaming platform. We hope you'll enjoy making opera the soundtrack to your day!

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Plus, watch the full program Attila Highlights in Concert, see how we’re taking opera underground with Twilight: Gods, discover what inspired Dr. Samantha Ege to perform Florence Price’s piano music, and check out the next installment of The Sonata Sessions.

Attila Highlights in Concert

Attila Highlights in Concert premiered Sunday and is now available to watch free and on demand. Music Director Designate Enrique Mazzola leads world-renowned principal artists in this performance of piano-accompanied excerpts from Verdi’s Attila.

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Bringing opera underground with Twilight: Gods

In this fascinating feature from Chicago Magazine, see how Lyric pivoted from being forced to cancel the Ring cycle to staging a completely underground, reimagined version of Wagner’s Götterdämmerung with Twilight: Gods.

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Recording the piano music of Florence Price

In honor of composer Florence Price’s recent birthday on April 9 (b. 1887, Little Rock; d. 1953, Chicago), follow the story of how Samantha Ege, a leading scholar on the composer, was inspired to record an album of Price’s music. Plus, watch her perform Fantasie Nègre No 3 in F Minor.

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The Sonata Sessions: Sonata No. 3

Listen to Rossini’s String Sonata No. 3 in C Major, played by members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra with Music Director Designate Enrique Mazzola. Enjoy the perfect combination of grace and dignity, and also aggressive virtuosity.

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Lyric’s IDEA Commitment

Lyric’s IDEA Commitment

Lyric Opera of Chicago is committed to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. Read our first quarterly update on the progress we’re making towards our goals.

Photos: Todd Rosenberg, Kyle Flubacker, Mitty Carter/Michigan Opera Theater