September 06, 2023
Lyric Music & More: September 6
In a little over two weeks, on September 23, Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman sets sail at Lyric. This electrifying production from director Christopher Alden heightens the stormy mood of the supernatural tale by employing set and lighting designs that draw inspiration from early 20th century German expressionist cinema. Learn more about the vision behind the lighting design in this interview with lighting designer Anne Militello.
Plus, get to know the legendary Audra McDonald, see how the story of The Flying Dutchman has permeated pop culture, watch soprano Lisette Oropesa perform selections from her new album, and learn more about the Ryan Opera Center’s Final Auditions.
Get to know Audra McDonald
Behind the scenes of Final Auditions
The arts are so important not only to society but to ourselves as human beings. It keeps us in touch with our own humanity. So access to the arts in any way, shape, or form is vital.”