January 11, 2022
Lyric Music & More: January 11
Some voices are made to sing the thrilling but demanding works of Verdi, and Tamara Wilson clearly possesses such an instrument. Last year in Attila Highlights in Concert, she memorably sang the two halves of Odabella’s thrilling first scene: the cavatina “Allor che I forti corrono” and cabaletta “Da te questo or m’è concesso.” In this scene, Odabella first meets Attila and shocks him by standing defiant and boasting of the strength of Italian women.
Tamara Wilson is celebrated on stages around the world, and returns to Lyric with tenor Russell Thomas to perform more great Verdi hits with the Lyric Orchestra in our Verdi Voices concert on Sunday, February 6.
Plus, see how Will Liverman and other artists transformed pandemic stress into creative freedom, explore the music library with Enrique Mazzola, see some of the great Tosca productions of Lyric’s past, and get ready for this year’s Rising Stars in Concert with last year’s full performance.
NPR: Fleeing the Gilded Cage
The pandemic created countless changes and challenges in our industry, but it also brought big opportunities. See how Ryan Opera Center alumnus Will Liverman leveled up in this article from NPR, and watch him onstage in Fire Shut Up in My Bones this spring at Lyric.
Exploring with Enrique: Music Library
In this episode of Exploring with Enrique, we "check out" the Music Library — home to countless scores and performance librarians like Annika Donnen who help make sure everyone is on the same page when the curtain goes up.
Tosca: a Lyric photo history
Puccini's Tosca has been a Lyric favorite since the company's very first season in 1954. Get a feel for some of Lyric’s past productions, from 1960 to 2015, and get excited for a new Tosca, starring Michelle Bradley and Russell Thomas, which opens March 12.
Rising Stars in Concert
Each year, The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center Ensemble gives a thrilling showcase performance, which in 2021 was captured for the first time for audiences everywhere to watch on demand. Watch and get ready for this year’s in-person event on February 5.
And the stars were shining, and the earth was scented. The gate of the garden creaked and a footstep grazed the sand… fragrant, she entered and fell into my arms.”