April 06, 2021

Lyric Music & More: April 6

The rare happy ending in opera can feel very satisfying, especially with singing like this. Grammy-winning artist Isabel Leonard takes on the title role of Rossini’s Cinderella in this clip from Lyric’s 2015 production. In the breathtaking finale of Act Two, our Cinderella is overjoyed to be reunited with her prince, Don Ramiro, and forgives her family for all their past mistreatment of her. The florid coloratura singing is Rossini at his best, given life by a master of the style.

Plus, learn more about soprano Tamara Wilson, one of the stars of the upcoming Attila Highlights in Concert; meet the interdisciplinary artist avery r. young, whose texts and narration will place Twilight: Gods in the context of present-day Chicago; watch the next installment of The Sonata Sessions; and listen to Die Walküre with Lyric Opera Audio Streaming.

Get to know soprano Tamara Wilson

Soprano Tamara Wilson has rapidly become an international favorite for her glorious voice, which is perfectly suited for Verdi’s pyrotechnical early operas. Learn more about her background in this feature before enjoying her dazzling turn as Odabella in Attila Highlights in Concert, premiering April 11.

Get acquainted

Meet interdisciplinary artist avery r. young

avery r. young is a 3Arts Award-winning teaching artist, composer, and producer whose work spans the genres of music, performance, visual arts, and literature. His original narration and texts are featured in Lyric’s upcoming Twilight: Gods production. Find out more about him in this feature.

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The Sonata Sessions: No. 2

In this episode of The Sonata Sessions, members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra perform Rossini’s String Sonata No. 2 in A Major led by Maestro Enrique Mazzola. Experience Rossini’s ability to take his audience on a journey from soulful to dramatic to impish all in one piece.

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Listen to Die Walküre

The second installment in Wagner's monumental Ring cycle, Die Walküre is the most deeply moving and romantic of all the Ring operas. Listen to Lyric’s 2017 production starring Christine Goerke, Eric Owens, Brandon Jovanovich, Elisabet Strid, Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, and many more.

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Arts Alliance Illinois COVID Relief

Arts Alliance Illinois COVID Relief

With $1.8 billion in COVID relief coming to Chicago, Lyric joins countless artists, arts organizations, and supporters across the city in urging Mayor Lightfoot to invest in Chicago creatives. If you’d like to add your voice to the petition, follow the link below to help our industry rebuild.

Photos: Todd Rosenberg, Kyle Flubacker, Cory Weaver