February 23, 2021
Rossini Sonata Sessions: A photo preview
Lyric's Sonata Sessions are just around the corner! Join Lyric Music Director Designate Enrique Mazzola as he leads an enhanced string ensemble comprising of members of the Lyric Opera Orchestra in performances of all six of Rossini's beautiful sonatas! These gorgeous masterpieces, written when Rossini was only 12-years-old, have been recognized as "extraordinarily assured craftsmanship" and have been praised for showing "individuality and more than a little of the humorous and witty personality into which [Rossini] was to develop" (Gramophone). Before the digital series is released in the coming weeks, take a look at some behind-the-scenes photos of the filming of these sonatas, following strict safety protocols on the stage of the Lyric Opera House.
Photos: Kyle Flubacker