May 11, 2021
What's on Sir Andrew Davis's playlist?
With his affinity for colorful turtleneck sweaters and a jovial laugh that can fill a rehearsal hall, Sir Andrew Davis doesn't necessarily fit the mold of someone who has not only been knighted by a British monarch but has led some of the world's most illustrious orchestras. As Lyric's longtime music director and principal conductor, he is beloved by artists, musicians, audiences, and staff alike. Since his company debut in 1987, Sir Andrew has conducted nearly 700 opera performances and numerous concerts and galas at Lyric...but what does he listen to when he's out of the orchestra pit?
Step inside the mind of the Maestro with this eclectic Spotify playlist of some of his favorite pieces and join us in toasting Sir Andrew's storied career at Lyric with Celebrating Sir Andrew Davis, from Mozart to Stravinsky, premiering on Lyric's Facebook and YouTube on Sunday, May 16.
Celebrating Sir Andrew Davis, from Mozart to Stravinsky honors more than three decades of Sir Andrew's beautiful music-making at Lyric. See him lead the Lyric Opera Orchestra, Chorus, and star soloists in selections from two of his favorite operas: Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro and Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress.
For even more performances featuring Sir Andrew Davis, hear him conduct Berlioz's Les Troyens, Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades, Wagner's Die Walküre, and more with Lyric Opera Audio Streaming.