November 03, 2021

Lyric Music & More: November 3

A critically acclaimed new production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute opens tonight and we could not be more excited! In this innovative production, the cast choreography is interwoven with eye-popping projected animations created from hand-drawn imagery. The result is a captivating show that evokes the silent films of the 1920s while keeping the music as the central focus. Get an inside look at the work that goes into creating these dazzling stage effects in this behind-the-scenes video.

Plus, get a sneak peek at a panel discussion around the Lyric premiere of Florencia en el Amazonas, get to know composer Missy Mazzoli, explore the costume department with Enrique Mazzola, watch a clip from The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Fire Shut Up in My Bones, experience the virtual concert Pasión Latina, and learn about a new chamber opera, Undying Love, featuring Ryan Opera Center alumna Whitney Morrison.

A panel discussion about Florencia en el Amazonas

Get a sneak peek at the fascinating panel discussion moderated by Eddie Arruza and featuring Andrea Puente Catán, musician and widow of composer Daniel Catán, director Francesca Zambello, conductor Jordan de Souza, and soprano Ana María Martínez in anticipation of the Lyric premiere of Florencia en el Amazonas.

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Get to know Missy Mazzoli

Learn more about the artist recently named the 2022 Composer of the Year by Musical America and heralded as a “post-millennial Mozart” (Time Out New York) in this feature.

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Exploring with Enrique: Costumes

Whether your character needs the perfect petticoat or a top hat and tails, you're sure to find it in Lyric's incredible costume storage. In this episode of “Exploring with Enrique,” Maestro Mazzola heads backstage to check out one of our biggest closets (and hopefully find the perfect outfit).

“Bend, don’t break”

Terence Blanchard’s new opera Fire Shut Up in My Bones, co-produced with The Metropolitan Opera, premiered September 27 to great excitement, praised by The New York Times as “a fresh, affecting work.” Watch this clip from The Met featuring Ryan Opera Center alumnus Will Liverman and get excited to see this show at Lyric in March 2022.

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Watch Pasión Latina

In just ten days, soprano Ana María Martínez leads an incredible cast in the Lyric premiere of Florencia en el Amazonas. If you’re looking for more great content from Martínez, you can still watch the positively joyful virtual concert Pasión Latinastreaming free on Facebook and YouTube.


Undying Love

On November 12 at 7pm, our friends at Hearing in Color present Undying Love, a lightly staged chamber opera by Steve Wallace featuring Ryan Opera Center alumna Whitney Morrison. A collaboration with WFMT, Undying Love makes its world premiere at the historic Kehrein Center. Use promo code LYRIC20 for 20% off tickets.

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Photos: Cory Weaver/Los Angeles Opera, Marylene Mey, Jean Baptiste Millot, Kyle Flubacker