Lyric Music & More: January 12
Start your week with this stunning performance from Lawrence Brownlee and Friends: The Next Chapter. The aria “Ah, mes amis” from Donizetti's wildy popular The Daughter of the Regiment is one of the most notoriously difficult in the repertoire. There are eight high Cs written in the aria—generally the ultimate note in a tenor’s range—with another typically added at the end. The piece has become a musical signature for Brownlee, making this a clip you won’t want to miss. Check it out, and then watch the entire concert free.
Plus, watch Renée Fleming, Lyric's special projects advisor, in opera streams all week long from The Metropolitan Opera, hear Krassimira Stoyanova and Quinn Kelsey sing “La figlia, vedi, pentita” from Luisa Miller, create your own “blob opera,” and don’t miss Maestro Enrique Mazzola on WFMT.
Renée Fleming Week
Listen to Renée Fleming all week long
It’s Renée Fleming Week at the Metropolitan Opera! All week you can watch free streams of operas starring Renée Fleming in some of her most memorable roles. Find out more, plus listen to operas from around the world in our streaming guide.
“La figlia, vedi, pentita”
A breathtaking duet
Though it seems like a lifetime ago, it was only the fall of 2019 when Lyric presented the electrifying Luisa Miller. Enjoy this breathtaking duet between Krassimira Stoyanova and Ryan Opera Center alumnus Quinn Kelsey from Act III of Verdi's early masterpiece.
A musical experiment
In a fascinating interactive experiment, artificial intelligence was able to learn from 16 hours of real opera singing, resulting in this delightful tool from Google Arts and Culture. It’s incredibly easy to manipulate, and capable of producing some beautiful music.
Music and Conversation with Enrique Mazzola
The maestro plays DJ
Don’t miss Maestro Mazzola live on-air! On Wednesday, January 13th at 8:00pm, Lyric’s music director designate will join WFMT’s general manager George Preston to talk about his life and career. Plus, Mo. Mazzola will select each piece of music for the hour.
Through the human voice we are lifted up, temporarily transformed, and for that we owe it our gratitude. Opera reminds us of the enormous beauty we are capable of, and if there’s a good cathartic sob at the end, well, we probably needed that too.”