Lyric Music & More March 24, 2020

After a weekend that brought us a Stay at Home order and snow (!!), we're all looking forward to warmer, brighter days and the sight of the first daffodils sprouting up from the cheerful flower beds all over Chicago. In the meantime, we have some cheerful treasures that we're excited to share with you. Today, we hope you'll enjoy a clip of Adam Plachetka singing Figaro's famous aria from The Barber of Seville, an interview with Lyric Technical Operations Director April Busch, a fun 60-second "Patter Up!" with tenor Lawrence Brownlee, and more!

Adam Plachetka — "Figaro's Aria" from The Barber of Seville

Meet tenor Lawrence Brownlee

Patter Up: 60 seconds with Lawrence Brownlee

"Pepperoni, turkey, ham, jalapenos, pickles, black olives, salt and pepper, oil and vinegar."

What is Lawrence Brownlee talking about in this episode of Patter Up? Go behind the scenes with the world-famous tenor who has become a Lyric favorite.

Behind the scenes with April Busch, Technical Operations Director

Backstage Life with April Busch

"I love it because my job is hectic, it's never the same." With an organization as big as Lyric, it takes someone special to keep the gears running smoothly. Meet April Busch, Lyric's seasoned Technical Operations Director.

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Enhance your streaming experience with Lyric commentaries

Lyric Commentaries for Met’s Wagner Week

Our friends at the Met are bringing you a week of Wagner online, and Lyric has informative and interesting online commentaries that are about 30 minutes each to enhance your experience. You may be missing Lyric’s Ring, but you can enjoy some wonderful music and familiar Lyric faces thanks to these online broadcasts.

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 WXQR: In Opera and Classical Music, Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves

Celebrate Women’s History Month

“One of the things I learned having grown up around women who have achieved great things is that most everything they accomplished, they did for themselves.” Read on to learn about some of the trailblazing women who have left their mark on the opera industry. You might even recognize a few Lyric names like our own Carol Fox and Ardis Krainik (pictured).

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Unscramble these words related to the 2020/21 Season

Just for fun: Word Scramble

Think you know the 2020/21 Season backward and forward? Now’s your chance to prove it! Unscramble these characters, composers, and more from the upcoming season!

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