Lyric Music & More: December 8

With the winter holidays quickly approaching, summer is long in our rearview mirror. However, the thrilling performances that made this difficult summer a little brighter are still around for us to savor. Among these outstanding performances is the incomparable Renée Fleming singing “The Last Rose of Summer,” a gorgeous interpretation of the aria from the seldom-performed opera Martha by Friedrich von Flotow. Watch the clip, and then make sure to watch the full For the Love of Lyric concert—this is the last week to enjoy it before it comes down December 12!

Then, meet Ana María Martínez—the star of our next virtual concert, learn more about what makes a master class, and add a little cheer to your next Zoom meeting with our Lyric holiday backgrounds.

Spotlight on Ana María Martínez

An unforgettable performer

We’re thrilled that soprano Ana María Martínez will host and star in our next virtual concert, Pasión Latina, premiering on December 13. Take a look back at some of the amazing performances from her extensive history with Lyric.

Shine on

What is a master class?

See why they’re an important teaching tool

Interested in the new Master Classes with Sir Andrew Davis series, but not sure what a master class is? Well, you’re not alone. Get a little background on the format before diving in.

Find out

Holiday Zoom backgrounds

Make your next video call a little cozier

Hours of Zoom meetings can strain attention spans. Spice up your meetings with some cheerful and cozy holiday backgrounds from Lyric! Download them for free and instantly upgrade your video calls.

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Breaking Down the Score: Attila with Maestro Enrique Mazzola

Part 10: Scena e Aria Ezio

Act II begins with the Roman General Ezio recalling the former glory of Rome with both disappointment and rage. He is invited to a banquet by Attila’s slaves, when he spots Foresto hidden amongst the group. Pulling Ezio aside, Foresto explains his plot to take down Attila, and the two enthusiastically join forces in a powerful cabaletta.

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Photos: Kyle Flubacker, Todd Rosenberg, Scott Suchman Photo, Cory Weaver