June 01, 2021

Lyric Music & More: June 1

If you watched Celebrating Sir Andrew Davis, from Mozart to Stravinsky, we hope you enjoyed a rousing celebration of Sir Andrew’s extraordinary career at Lyric. But how did he get here? In a wide-ranging interview with Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, Sir Andrew discusses how he got into conducting, how he made it to Lyric, what he’s been up to during the pandemic, and more. Watch the full conversation, and then watch the virtual concert, Celebrating Sir Andrew Davis, from Mozart to Stravinsky

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Plus, get to know Interim Director of Lyric Unlimited Matthew Ozawa, learn more about the upcoming Lyric production of Fire Shut Up in My Bones, watch Norm Lewis perform No One Is Alone, and listen to Lyric Audio Streaming of some of our most exciting opening-night performances.

“We Want to Belong” — Director Matthew Ozawa on Opera, Identity, and Embracing Risk

Interim Director of Lyric Unlimited Matthew Ozawa, who is also directing Lyric’s production of Hansel & Gretel in the Park this month, speaks with San Francisco Opera about what inspires him and why it’s so important to address anti-Asian racism in the opera world.

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Get to know: Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones

Baritone Will Liverman, a Ryan Opera Center alumnus, leads a brilliant cast in this co-production of Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Metropolitan Opera, and LA Opera. Learn more about this bold new work by jazz legend Terence Blanchard, based on the best-selling memoir by New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow.

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Norm Lewis sings Stephen Sondheim's “No One Is Alone”

We’re thrilled to have the supremely talented singer and actor Norm Lewis join our cast for our upcoming virtual Broadway cabaret The New Classics: Songs from the New Golden Age of Musical Theater. In this clip, watch him sing  “No One Is Alone” (from Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods) at Feinstein's/54 Below. 

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Lyric Audio Streaming — on demand now

If you're craving the sound of grand opera, Lyric's on demand audio streams of past works are a great way to give your day a thrilling soundtrack. Check out recent releases like Don Giovanni, Il trovatore, La bohème, and I puritani, and get ready for Rusalka and Elektra, out later this week! 

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Photos: Kyle Flubacker, Todd Rosenberg, Jon Wes