March 30, 2020

Lyric Music & More: May 5

May 5, 2020

Sometimes, we long for life's pleasures. The companionship of friends, the joy of good food and wine — who knows this better than Violetta in La traviata? While we may not be as seemingly carefree and ready to entertain as the famed Parisian party girl these days, we can still take some inspiration from this excerpt as we hear Albina Shagimuratova and Giorgio Berrugi let loose in "Sempre libera." Additionally, you’ll find a fascinating interview on the use of opera in films, a heartfelt performance by Lawrence Brownlee, and some fun new Zoom backgrounds to show off your Lyric Opera pride!

This week also brings a special opportunity: today is Giving Tuesday Now, a global day of giving and unity. Now more than ever, Lyric needs your support, which will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a generous challenge gift. We hope to raise $10 million to help carry Lyric through this difficult time. See below for more information on how to participate in this heroic effort and have your gift matched. 



Lisa Flynn interviews movie critic Michael Phillips on the uses of opera in major films

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I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.

Billy Joel

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Photos: Kyle Flubacker, Shervin Lainez, Pittsburgh Opera/c.2018 David Bachman Photography, Todd Rosenberg