Lyric Music & More: May 19 May 19, 2020

Looking for things to do at home? Many of us are spending much more time with our little ones lately, and we’d love to help you share your love of music with your family while at home. Head to our new Kids Corner for all kinds of music-related activities like word searches, coloring pages, mad-libs, and more! 

Of course, what at-home activity is better than dancing? Kate Baldwin poses the question, “Shall we dance?” in this extended clip from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I. Plus, learn about opera’s one-hit wonders, explore the impact of music and the arts in a new webinar from Renée Fleming, and get a peek at backstage life with Lyric’s senior director of production, Cameron Arens.



A Rodgers and Hammerstein classic

“Shall We Dance?”

Kate Baldwin is sublime as Anna Leonowens as she attempts to explain certain Western customs to the King of Siam, played by Paolo Montalbán in Lyric’s 2016 production of The King and I.



Not everyone can be Mozart, Verdi, Wagner, or Puccini

Opera 101: One-Hit Wonders

Most of us can name a few radio hits that never had a follow-up. Well, opera has its one-hit wonders, too. Some of the composers might surprise you!

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 A new online series intersecting music, neuroscience, and healthcare

Music and Mind Live with Renée Fleming

Tune in to this live event on May 19 at 4:00pm CDT to hear the world-renowned soprano in conversation with experts in a broad range of fields such as childhood development, healthy aging, pain and anxiety management, and rehabilitation. The first episode features Dr. Vivek Murthy discussing an especially relevant topic: “Music, Loneliness, and Isolation.” 

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Lyric’s senior director of production since 2014

Backstage Life: Cameron Arens

How do so many moving parts come together to make an opera performance happen? Because of people like Cameron! Learn more about his role at Lyric overseeing the production and rehearsal departments.

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Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.


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