Lyric Music & More: April 28 April 28, 2020

As we settle in for the long weeks ahead, we're increasingly looking outside of ourselves for inspiration. Maybe you're taking long walks, learning a new hobby, or getting creative in the kitchen. For us, the magic that happens onstage is always inspirational, and we love sharing that with you each week.

Many of us probably wish we could visit a bustling Parisian café right now, which is why this week we're living vicariously through soprano Danielle de Niese as Musetta singing "Quando me'n vo'" from our 2018 production of La bohème. We're also reprising a lighthearted Patter Up interview with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, a behind-the-scenes Q&A with Wig Master and makeup designer Sarah Hatten, and a little inspiration for the at-home mixologists with new Lyric Libations.



A quick-fire interview with the splendid mezzo-soprano

Patter Up: 60 Seconds with Susan Graham

Susan Graham has an incredible three-decade history with Lyric, most recently in Dead Man Walking last November. Learn more about the BBQ-loving mezzo-soprano in this quick-fire interview.


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When we had to cancel the Ring cycles, which was a very devastating time for us, seeing how many patrons and donors have stepped up to help has been incredibly motivating.



A look behind the scenes

Meet Lyric’s wig master and makeup designer

Hear why Sarah Hatten believes the best compliment she or her department could get is that no one notices her work onstage.


A special edition of Lyric Libations brought to you by Lyric Opera Orchestra members

Ring Libations with the Lyric Opera Orchestra

Toast the Ring cycle gods this week with special librations created by Lyric Opera orchestra members. From “They Might be Giants” featuring gold flakes to symbolize the Rhinemaidens’ gold to the blinged out “Shoulda Put a Ring on It,” there’s something for everyone.

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.

Albert Einstein

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Photos: Dario Acosta, Todd Rosenberg