June 22, 2021
Lyric Music & More: June 22
Among the most impressive features of Verdi’s operas are his magnificent choruses. They have the power to move you and thrill you with the sheer splendor and beauty of their sound. Starting this week, we’re shining the spotlight on one masterpiece per week — giving you the chance to vote for your audience favorite! You’ll see and hear selections from La traviata, Il trovatore, Otello, Luisa Miller, Nabucco, and Macbeth. Listen, choose a favorite, vote — and then encourage fellow music lovers to make their voices heard by casting their votes, too!
Plus, catch up with Broadway star Gavin Creel and his experience with recording The New Classics: Songs from the New Golden Age of Musical Theater at Lyric, hear from the students of EmpowerYouth!, show your pride with Lyric Zoom backgrounds, and read an interview with director Matthew Ozawa about creating Hansel & Gretel in the Park.
Gavin Creel chats about his Lyric debut
Tony Award-winning performer Gavin Creel recently made his Lyric debut in the virtual Broadway cabaret The New Classics: Songs from the New Golden Age of Musical Theater. Learn more about his experience and what he would like to see change about the Broadway landscape.
The future is bright with our EmpowerYouth! students in it
The brilliant students participating in the EmpowerYouth! program this season recently gave their final performance, and it was a truly inspiring experience. Hear more about the program from teaching artists and students in this article.
Matthew Ozawa on Hansel & Gretel in the Park
Matthew Ozawa is a stage director, artistic director, and educator who is currently serving as interim director of Lyric Unlimited at Lyric Opera of Chicago. His direction of Hansel & Gretel in the Park helped make it an immersive, family-friendly experience for everyone involved.
Zoom backgrounds for Pride Month
Love is love is love! Show your pride in your next Zoom meeting with a #Pride background from Lyric.
Acceptance is an art that must be mastered if we want to keep our friends for the span of life that remains to us, and presently step off the stage with our self-respect intact.”